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Stabbed Ga. bus driver suspended

Bus| February 23, 2012
The driver was trying to break up an altercation between two passengers over a cell phone when one passenger, who had a knife taken away from other passengers, pulled a pen from the drivers' shirt pocket and stabbed him.

Chicago transit to reform supply chain system

Bus| February 23, 2012
The Chicago Transit Authority’s overhaul of its system for managing parts and materials includes more stringent reviews of large or non-routine orders, steps to implement an electronic bar-coding system to better track items, and seeking qualified companies that can provide market expertise and industry best practices related to supply-chain functions.
Bus| February 23, 2012

NFTA eyes transit police takeover by sheriff

While the move could eliminate many redundancies between the two police forces, yearly savings estimates were said to be between $1 million and $1.9 million in a $10 million budget.
Rail| February 23, 2012

TriMet solar project to produce clean energy

The project at the South Terminus of the MAX Green and Yellow lines will produce approximately 65,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually, offsetting energy used by site lighting and two light rail electrical system buildings. The excess energy produced will add clean energy to the Portland General Electric grid.
Bus| February 23, 2012

Detroit DOT gets new buses, CEO

The Detroit DOT recently brought Ron Freeland on board as its new CEO and received 46 new buses, which provide better passenger comfort and increased use of intelligent vehicle systems.
Bus| February 23, 2012

Fla.’s PSTA sets January ridership record

Ridership reached an all‐time high of 1,126,563 rides for the first month of 2012.
Bus| February 23, 2012

N.Y. MTA launches cash fare reload pilot

The card is designed to serve existing E-ZPass users who have cash-based accounts and to attract customers who haven't yet utilized E-ZPass because making cash payments to the account was not very convenient.
Motorcoach| February 22, 2012

ABC delivers Van Hools, M1235s to Calif., N.Y.

New M1235s feature coach-style interiors with full height windshields and air ride suspension, as well as Amaya A2-Ten model seats with three-point belts and added leg room.
Rail| February 22, 2012

Calif. high-speed rail officials stick by ridership estimate

Hoping to bring public opinion back in favor of its bullet-train plans, they say estimates that passengers will take at least 29 million trips a year on high-speed trains between San Francisco and Los Angeles by 2040 are reasonable.
Rail| February 22, 2012

Understanding the Complexity of Transit Safety

Safe transit systems are the reflection of how well safety has been ingrained into the fabric of systems and multiple sub-systems. When transit systems are not properly aligned, these systems and sub-systems will reach their safety limits, which may lead to catastrophic events.

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