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Allegheny Port Authority fires LRT operator

Rail| January 18, 2011
Although Port Authority officials deny the firing of the employee, a grievance has been filed by the local Amalgamated Transit Union on the operator's behalf.

LaHood praises ABA, BISC for safety, security commitment

Motorcoach| January 18, 2011
Members of the ABA also collectively donated or pledged $45,000 to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation as part of the Philadelphia 2011 "Marketplace Gives Back" program.
Bus| January 18, 2011

Connecticut Transit union ratifies new contract

A possible strike loomed if the rank and file had voted not to ratify the tentative agreement worked out by management and union negotiators. A previous tentative agreement between the parties did fail to win ratification in two previous votes, most recently on Dec. 23, 2010.
Accessibility| January 18, 2011

Simulator is invaluable tool for Va.'s Blacksburg Transit

The customizable simulator creates lifelike situations to help drivers get experience they normally wouldn't have. For instance, drivers trained in the summer time can still get experience driving in snow and ice.
Motorcoach| January 18, 2011

MCI sets 2011 technical training schedule

Offered free to operators at MCI's Louisville Training Center, the onsite Technical Tune-Up sessions are designed to maximize maintenance skills for the highest up-time and utilization on all current-production models.
Bus| January 18, 2011

L.A. Metro Inspector General position questioned

Karen Gorman has served for nearly three years in an acting capacity and as the agency's chief ethics officer. In the past, those roles were separated to avoid conflicts of interests. A previous inspector general says that Gorman "has no real independence" because board members can remove her without penalty.
Accessibility| January 18, 2011

Study: Transit drivers involved in collisions twice as likely to use phone while driving

While handheld cell use is the most commonly identified risky distraction, eating and/or drinking while driving is not far behind. In fact, drivers involved in one or more collisions are 1.8 times more likely to regularly eat or drink while driving.
Bus| January 18, 2011

San Diego area transit lowers fares, extends service

Implementing cheaper fares for Coaster trains and Breeze buses and extending Sprinter light rail service hours with late-night trains on weekends. Agency is trying to boost ridership by 5 percent over a span of 18 months.
Motorcoach| January 14, 2011

Ohio Senator resurrects safety bill after recent coach crash

Sen. Sherrod Brown plans to reintroduce a motorcoach safety bill that had been put on hold for years after a fatal collision on Tuesday, involving a bus transporting a local University wrestling team.
Bus| January 14, 2011

Chicago Transit approves info tech. support contract

Creates a pool of vendors to provide the agency with information technology support services as needs are identified in the interest of efficiency. Services include communications infrastructure, engineering design, development, implementation and integration.

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