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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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UMA operators hold 418 appointments during 'Capitol Hill Days'

In their meetings, UMA members shared information about their own businesses and rallied for backing of three critical needs: opposition of FMCSA's proposal to raise the Federal financial responsibility limits, support of Rep. Barletta's proposal  to remove CSA scores from public view until the data used to calculate the score can be improved, and support to preserve the current charter service rule.

Trailways taps Outstanding Motorcoach Driver of the Year

David Cooper of Pacific Coachways Trailways in Garden Grove, Calif., was presented by Bob Crescenzo, VP, safety & loss control, at Lancer Insurance, the awards event sponsor.

Chinatown bus passengers attack driver

State police said the driver did not speak or understand English and did not know he was supposed to stop in Richmond, Va. The driver was reportedly dragged out of his chair, while the bus was swerving in and out of lanes for a half mile or so.

ABA names new VP, Government Affairs

Suzanne Te Beau Rohde will succeed ABA's sr. VP, Government Affairs and Policy, Clyde Hart, who is retiring after 14 years.

MCI delivers J4500 to Ga. operator

Horizon Motor Coach’s new J4500 features extras like leather-trimmed seats and wood-grain accents, as well as a wheelchair lift so the company can be proactive about ADA compliance.

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