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FRA proposes emergency reporting system requirement

Rail| March 3, 2011
Proposal would require railroads to post a toll-free telephone number and the DOT’s National Crossing Inventory identification number at every highway-rail crossing and explicitly authorized pathway grade crossing.

San Diego selects First Transit for fixed-route service

Accessibility| March 3, 2011
Will include the operation of 29 vehicles by 37 drivers. First Transit has worked with MTS for 11 years and also operates the system’s paratransit service.
Motorcoach| March 2, 2011

Senators to reintroduce motorcoach safety bill

The pair planned on making the announcement Wednesday, which was the fourth anniversary of the Bluffton (Ohio) University baseball team bus crash that killed seven.
Accessibility| March 2, 2011

LaHood to answer 'lively questions'

Those interested must send in their questions using any of the three mediums by Tuesday, March 8.
Bus| March 2, 2011

Winnipeg transit adds external announcement system

When a bus pulls up to a stop, an automated female voice will announce the bus route number and destination on an external speaker located above the front doors.
Accessibility| March 2, 2011

RouteMatch acquires RouteShout

Product combines real street network data, real-time GPS information and predictive analysis algorithms to pull, convert and push real-time information to riders.
Bus| March 2, 2011

SEPTA pass labels anger transgendered riders

Activists are protesting the agency’s use of passes with labels indicating “male” or “female.” The agency claims it is trying to prevent riders from sharing passes.
Bus| March 2, 2011

Budget cuts may slash Seattle BRT plans

Congressional budget cuts could take away $68 million in federal grants from King County Metro Transit, which could impact five of its six bus rapid transit lines.
Bus| March 2, 2011

TriMet pilots audible pedestrian warning system

Equipped 10 buses with an external audible warning system that announces in English and in Spanish when a bus is turning. The test will help the agency determine if an automatic audible warning will make it safer for those near a turning bus.
Rail| March 2, 2011

Metro-North rolls out new M-8 cars

In all, 380 new cars will replace a fleet that is well beyond its useful life and has been plagued with weather-related component failures this winter resulting in crowded trains and below normal on-time performance.

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