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FMCSA launches Phase I of screening program

Motorcoach| March 2, 2010
Expected to fully launch this summer, the first phase provides motor carriers the opportunity to visit the PSP Website and pre-register for the program by submitting their company contact information.

MBTA driver safety record shows improvement

Bus| March 1, 2010
Accident rate is the equivalent of a car driver going an average of six years between accidents — while managing 40-to-60-foot-long vehicles, constantly pulling into and out of stops, operating on congested streets, and taking care of customers inside the bus.
Bus| February 26, 2010

Maryland official visits Brazilian BRT system

A councilmember for Montgomery County, Md., visited Brazil and learned about a successful BRT program in the city of Curitiba. He plans to take lessons learned back to Maryland for possible application there.
Rail| February 26, 2010

BART projects $14M shortfall

Deficit is a result of ridership and sales tax revenue declines. Agency will look at fare and parking increases, service reductions and cutting expenses. Also asking its labor unions and managers to suggest cost savings.
Rail| February 26, 2010

Rail accidents push feds to toughen safety rules

A bill that allows for new federal rail-transit safety standards and offers federal aid for states to hire staff to enforce the new rules was introduced this week.
Rail| February 26, 2010

Blog: Would HSR system really hurt Bay Area airports?

Study, conducted by aviation consulting firm SH&E, shows that San Jose would lose 12 percent of its passengers, Oakland 9 percent, and San Francisco 4 percent.
Rail| February 26, 2010

Port Authority awards $542M World Trade Center contract

The work, awarded to Skanska USA, includes construction of four rail platforms and the installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; plumbing work, fire protection, architectural finishes, and ADA compliance measures.
Bus| February 26, 2010

GE to supply communication systems to TriMet

System will monitor and manage the location of TriMet's fleet of vehicles and personnel while improving communications between dispatchers, passengers, and operators as well as emergency and public safety responders.
Accessibility| February 26, 2010

Veolia names COO of transit division

Ken Westbrook will lead the company's transit operations for its bus, paratransit, brokerage and bus rapid transit contracts with transit authorities. This includes 120 locations and contracts in leading cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Seattle, Baltimore, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and others. He will be responsible for the work of over 17,000 employees organized into seven regions.
Rail| February 26, 2010

Seattle to lubricate noisy light rail tracks

Contractors will begin installing automatic track lubricators along curving sections of the light rail tracks in Tukwila and the Rainier Valley in Seattle and will also modify a set of track switches in the Rainier Valley.

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