Federal leaders highlight new transit safety authority

MAP-21 requires, among other things, that FTA define and establish a State Safety Oversight program to ensure that rail transit systems are meeting stringent safety requirements.

NTSB issues safety recs

Directed to the FMCSA, NHTSA, AASHTO and various motorcoach associations.

N.Y. coach crash injures 24

A Star Tag Inc. bus driver lost control of his vehicle near New York City on the way to a casino on Wednesday, sending 24 people to the hospital.

CUTA launches online transit campaign

"Take Action! Write to the Minister" rallies members and the public to voice their support and call on Canada’s federal government to increase funding for public transit. Includes an action center designed to send a letter to Minister Lebel with recommendations to make public transit an integral part of the next long term infrastructure plan, and a social media campaign.

Bus safety rating bill passes Congress

Mandates creation of system that allows passengers to compare the safety performance of each bus company and to annually reevaluate carriers that serve primarily urban areas with high passenger loads like New York.

ABC delivers Van Hool to Houston

The coach is powered by a Cummins ISX engine coupled to an Allison GenIV B500 transmission.

MCI finalizes Setra acquisition

Obtains responsibility for sales and service support of Setra S 417 and Setra S 407 motor coach models; the company’s pre-owned coach inventory; the distribution of Setra and related genuine Daimler Buses parts; and the operations of Setra’s service center in Orlando, Fla.

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