METRO Briefs

Posted on February 4, 2009

NTSB: driver agrees to interview


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said interviewing the driver of a tour bus that crashed near the Hoover Dam, killing seven people, will be a key part of the investigation. For the full story, click here.


L.A. Metro enhances safety for blind riders

LOS ANGELES — After a visually impaired man fell from a light rail platform and was run over by a train, agency CEO Roger Snoble ordered the installation of devices on all light rail platforms to prevent people from walking between cars. For the full story, click here.


D.C. to N.Y.C. bus co. begins service


WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Tripper Bus, a new company offering fares that start at $1 each way between Washington, D.C., and New York City, plans to start operating on Feb.13. 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

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

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