METRO Briefs

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 awards grants to train military vets to drive buses, trucks

The current Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program awards are projected to go toward training more than 250 people.

FMCSA proposes enhancements to Safety Measurement System's public website

While the Federal Register announcement responds to comments received following the June 29, 2015, notice, no changes will be implemented in the public SMS website display until after completion of the National Academies of Sciences Correlation Study as required by Section 5221 of the FAST Act.

ABA Foundation to double scholarship amounts in 2017

Also announced that all proceeds raised from ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace Live and Silent Auctions will be allocated to the ABAF’s Fund a Future program to fund this scholarship initiative.

C&J Bus Lines installs Flyte Systems to keep real-time updates on airline schedules

C&J Bus Lines, a New England a transportation provider, installed FlyteBoard flight information displays at three of its terminals.

Calif. Governor signs 2 motorcoach safety bills

One bill requires buses designed to carry 39 or more passengers and made after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with emergency lighting that would be automatically activated in the event of a collision.

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