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Posted on January 30, 2009

BART enlists outside help in shooting probe

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Bay Area Rapid Transit District announced that it has chosen to hand over its internal affairs probe of the fatal police shooting of Oscar Grant to an outside law firm or public agency. For the full story, click here.

DC Metro: Inauguration transit cost $5.28M

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority GM John B. Catoe Jr. told board members that operation costs for President Obama’s Inauguration Day totaled $5.28 million. The agency plans to ask for reimbursement. For the full story, click here.

Motorcoach crash probe near end

SHERMAN, Texas – Six months after a motorcoach accident that killed 17 people, federal investigators are near the completion of its investigation. The focus of the blame is a retreaded tire, which was illegally placed on the bus’ front axle. For the full story, click here.

 

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FMCSA establishes national training standards for new bus drivers

The entry-level driver training Final Rule retains many of the consensus recommendations of a negotiated rulemaking committee comprised of 25 stakeholders and FMCSA representatives.

2017 intercity bus travel outlook in NYC to be released

The DePaul report by the Chaddick Institute evaluates the remarkable implications of the resurgence of intercity bus travel on the competitive landscape of U.S. travel.

FMCSA establishes drug and alcohol clearinghouse for motorcoach drivers

The final rule's annual net benefits are an estimated $42 million, with crash reductions resulting from annual and pre-employment queries by FMCSA-regulated motor carriers.

IMG announces contribution to SYTA on Give Back Tuesday

The International Motorcoach Group has announced a five-year commitment to the SYTA Youth Foundation.

Wrong-way driver slams into Ariz. Greyhound bus

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the bus driver “did an amazing job” keeping the vehicle upright after one of its front wheels was damaged in the high-speed collision.

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