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Amtrak enhances security with right-of-way protection

Rail| June 16, 2011
Security countermeasures will provide additional right-of-way protections for passenger trains, particularly those operating on the Northeast Corridor. They will join existing Amtrak security efforts focusing on threats related to the use of improvised explosive devices in a station or on a train, or an active shooter scenario.

S.F. Muni Chief stepping down

Bus| June 16, 2011
Nathaniel Ford will leave his position on June 30. His successor has not been chosen.
Motorcoach| June 16, 2011

Report: Driver fatigue top cause of motorcoach accidents

According to the report, the NTSB estimates that 36 percent of motorcoach crash fatalities over the past decade have been due to driver fatigue. It is the number one cause of fatal accidents, far above road conditions (2 percent) or inattention (6 percent).
Bus| June 16, 2011

Clean Energy receives Sun Metro LNG extension

The LNG fuel supplied is converted on site at Sun Metro facilities to compressed natural gas fuel, which powers the Sun Metro fleet of 200 transit and paratransit buses.
Accessibility| June 16, 2011

MV contract extended in Calif.

Partners with the Western Contra Costa Transit Authority for the operation of fixed-route and paratransit services since 2000.
Bus| June 16, 2011

D.C. court ruling overturns Charter Rule in Wash.

Sen. Patty Murray’s, (D-Wash.) provision in a Senate Appropriations bill that allowed King County Metro Transit to provide transportation to sporting and other events was ruled legal, overturning a previous ruling that determined taxpayer money could not be used for public transit to private events.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

Travel Instruction group annual conference set for August

Presentations include how to teach safe street crossings in congested urban environments; current practices for effective travel training of seniors; and preparing newly-hired travel trainers.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

Disability pass demand spikes for Denver RTD

In January of this year, RTD issued 49.7 percent more discount disability cards than in the same month of 2010. Increase may be due in part to social service agencies increasing efforts to get their clients enrolled in the transit agency’s disability pass program.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

Fla. transit may cut half of its bus stops

The Lakeland Area Mass Transit District may close 500 of its 1,000 stops because it is too costly to make the stops ADA compliant. Waits on certain routes will increase from 30 minutes to an hour.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

N.J. debuts taxi service for seniors, disabled

The EZ Ride Community Cars program, operated by a nonprofit organization, will offer discounted door-to-door taxi service to seniors and disabled residents in West Milford township, an area with limited transportation options.

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