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NTSB releases crash site back to WMATA

Rail| August 3, 2009
As part of the ongoing investigation, the NTSB is continuing to examine components from the train control system in WMATA's laboratory facility in Landover, Md., and at WMATA's Operations Control Center.

BART, unions reach tentative 4-year agreement

Bus| August 3, 2009
BART is working to eliminate an estimated $310 million four-year deficit amid a decline in ridership, state transit funding and sales tax revenue. BART will continue to negotiate with its two police unions, which, by law, cannot strike.
Rail| August 3, 2009

EAO Switch teams with Schaltbau

Partnership will enable companies to work together to develop an application-driven approach to develop custom HMI Components and Systems solutions for customers in the rail transit industry.
Management & Operations| July 31, 2009

METRO Briefs

Catoe: Problems could impact agencies nationwide. Vegas to launch BRT system. GAO: MC offenders find way.
Rail| July 31, 2009

Appropriations leg. includes CATS rail extension

The next step will be for the House and Senate committees to work out the final appropriations number to be included in the legislation.
Bus| July 31, 2009

Sec. LaHood to announce TIGER awards early

As part of the ongoing effort to accelerate spending, Secretary LaHood created a review team to expedite the application process for the $1.5 billion TIGER Discretionary Grant program, which will enable the U.S. Department of Transportation to announce the grants in January 2010 - one full month ahead of the statutory deadline.
Bus| July 30, 2009

MBTA partners with Google Maps

Reaches people that the MBTA trip planner does not by surfacing public transit itineraries as an alternative when a user does a directions search within Google Maps.
Rail| July 30, 2009

Sound Transit's Link light rail ridership strong

Carried an estimated average of 12,000 riders each weekday during the first week of service. Another estimated 16,900 riders took Link on Saturday and 15,100 on Sunday.
Bus| July 30, 2009

DHS awards $78 million for transit security programs

Will be used to hire new law enforcement officers and by police departments with dedicated transit bureaus to hire anti-terrorism personnel, purchase anti-terrorism equipment and obtain and train explosive detection canines.
Bus| July 30, 2009

Canadian ATU supports safety shields on buses

Survey shows that 36 percent of transit workers have been physically assaulted during their career. Canadian transit systems reported 1,626 assaults against transit workers in 2007 and reported 2,064 assaults in 2008.

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