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D.C. Metro considers shields to safeguard bus drivers

Bus| January 20, 2012
Due to recent violence against operators, the transit agency has stepped up police presence on buses and will begin testing shields on 100 buses this winter and spring.

L.A. Mayor looks to China as possible transit funding resource

Bus| January 20, 2012
During a trip to Asia in December, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa met with executives from a Chinese investment company, which officials said was arranged to explore alternative investment opportunities.
Accessibility| January 19, 2012

Chicago's RTA nixes federal funding campaign

Concerned board members did not support spending the money with the outlook so bleak for a federal highway and transit bill this year.
Rail| January 19, 2012

Tri-Rail fare card errors frustrate riders

The new, $14.8 million automated fare system has charged some passengers twice when they try to add money to their cards. Sometimes the validators have not scanned the cards at all.
Bus| January 19, 2012

2 D.C. Metro employees arrested for alleged theft

A Metro Transit police officer and a revenue technician were arrested by Metro Transit Police and charged with conspiring to commit theft from programs receiving federal funds.
Sustainability| January 19, 2012

Top 10 states for LEED green buildings

The District of Columbia leads the nation, with more than 31 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2011, with Colorado being the leading state, with 2.74 square feet per person in 2011.
Rail| January 19, 2012

DART shooting death spurs safety inquiry

The agency employs some 200 police officers to keep passengers safe, however, officials say passengers will see more security in ways that let police see more.
Rail| January 19, 2012

Va.-D.C. rail service to launch by end of year

The new launch date is nearly a year earlier than planned. Trip time between Norfolk and Washington should be about 4½ hours.
Rail| January 19, 2012

Study: Caution needed for headphone users on rail tracks

Rise in pedestrian incidents points to need for increased awareness of dangers of walking on or near train tracks.
Bus| January 19, 2012

Bay Area 'Clipper' card hits 1M Cubic smart cards

Participating operators include BART, San Francisco Muni, AC Transit, CalTrain, SamTrans, Santa Clara VTA and the Golden Gate Bus and Ferry system.

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