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Lateness is No. 1 complaint for Maryland transit riders

Bus| August 4, 2011
A new survey of about 6,700 riders found that lateness topped all other concerns such as rude drivers, missed stops and dirty vehicles. Improved communications with riders who lodge complaints was one of the recommendations issued to the Maryland Transit Administration.

U. of Maryland adds 5 Setra 417s

Motorcoach| August 4, 2011
With the Maryland Terp as a focal point, the exterior livery combines the familiar university flag with the fierce mascot looking down on passing traffic.
Accessibility| August 4, 2011

MBTA GM to take Mass. transportation chief role

Richard Davey will be at the helm of the state's huge transportation bureaucracy with oversight of key public assets including highways, public transportation and airports.
Bus| August 4, 2011

Fed court: Fired Calif. bus driver deserved hearing

After Kerry Walls was fired by the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority for unauthorized absences due to illness, he filed a grievance through his union. He was reinstated, but fired again for breaking an agreement with another unexcused absence. The agency claimed he had waived his right to the hearing that public employees normally receive before termination.
Motorcoach| August 4, 2011

Megabus expands service to Omaha

To celebrate this service expansion, megabus.com is offering 1,000 free seats on the Chicago-Omaha route for travel Aug. 17 through Sept. 17. The free seats will be available on the site to and from Omaha.
Bus| August 4, 2011

L.A. Mayor calls for bus-only lanes

Villaraigosa, who has not yet targeted corridors that would receive the bus lanes, said the lanes would help give Los Angeles a "world-class transportation system."
Bus| August 4, 2011

BART eyes Seattle transportation vet for top post

Grace Crunican, a transportation consultant since January 2010, was the chief of the Seattle Department of Transportation from 2002 to 2009.
Rail| August 4, 2011

After China rail crash, ticket purchases drop

Additionally, power shortages caused by lightning and corruption scandals are to blame.
Motorcoach| August 4, 2011

Third N.Y. tour bus crash reported in less than 3 weeks

In the most recent accident in Upstate New York, more than a dozen people were injured. Within the last two weeks, one person was killed and 30 were injured in a crash involving a bus and a tractor-trailer, and another collision led to the death of two people and injured dozens more.
Rail| August 3, 2011

FRA awards $336M for next-generation trains

Enables California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri to purchase next-generation, American-made trains. Trains will be designed to travel more than 110 mph along intercity passenger corridors.

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