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Feds find ignored safety procedures, fractured safety program led to Amtrak derailment

Rail| November 15, 2017

The train engineer saw equipment and people working on and near track 3 and initiated emergency braking that slowed the train from 106 mph to approximately 99 mph at the time of impact.

Partnership to build 'hyperloop-like' high-speed system in Denver

Technology| November 15, 2017

The Arrivo system will propel vehicles and cargo through an electro-magnetic superhighway using magnetic levitation and electric power.

Motorcoach| November 15, 2017

NTSB: Lack of oversight, sleep-deprived driver led to 2016 Calif. bus crash

A motorcoach operated by Fresno-based Autobuses Coordinados USA Inc., traveling from Los Angeles to Modesto on State Route 99, drifted out of its travel lanes, striking a barrier system and a highway signpost shortly after 3 a.m., Aug. 2, 2016, near Livingston, Calif.

Rail| November 15, 2017

Amtrak continues next phase of Penn Station infrastructure work

The railroad is working with NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road on an overall service plan that minimizes the impact to all New York Penn Station customers to the greatest extent possible.

Government Issues| November 15, 2017

U.S. DOT publishes rule to enhance safety, combat opioid epidemic

The ability to test for a broader range of opioids will advance transportation safety significantly and provide another deterrence to opioid abuse, which will better protect the public and ultimately save lives, according to Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

Bus| November 14, 2017

Europe's FlixBus considers U.S. expansion

The European long-distance bus service currently operates 1,500 green buses in 26 countries and carried about 40 million passengers in 2017.

Management & Operations| November 14, 2017

Minn. Metro Transit union workers threaten strike during Super Bowl

The union’s president noted that although the most recent agreement was overwhelmingly rejected, he is optimistic an agreement will be reached before the deadline.

Government Issues| November 14, 2017

Santa Barbara MTD named Calif. Transit Agency of the Year

California Transit Association’s Transit Agency of the Year award recognizes a program or service that demonstrates innovative concepts, effective problem-solving techniques, or promotes a positive image of transit in the community.

Management & Operations| November 14, 2017

COMTO launching new Washington State chapter

Local charter agency members and supporters of COMTO Washington State include Pierce Transit, the Seattle Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, Community Transit, and the Port of Seattle.

Management & Operations| November 14, 2017

New York drops 'ladies and gentlemen' for more inclusive announcements

Effective immediately, subway conductors and bus drivers have been instructed to use gender-neutral language when communicating, such as "passengers," "riders," and "everyone."

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