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Metrolink probes alleged failure to stop at red signal

Rail| December 1, 2009
No injuries were reported from last Tuesday's incident, according to officials, but concerns were raised to the fact that basic safety rules were broken despite reform efforts made since the fatal Chatsworth crash that killed 25 people 14 months ago.

31 fired D.C. Metro paratransit drivers rehired

Accessibility| December 1, 2009
"Zero Tolerance" cell phone use policy conflicted with existing union contract.
Rail| December 1, 2009

Charlotte, N.C. area tops nation in PT use

Of the top ten cities listed in the U.S. OMB report, which includes Denver, San Antonio and St. Louis, seven have implemented light rail and one has commuter rail service, many integrated with transit-oriented development and with a dedicated funding source for public transit.
Rail| December 1, 2009

D.C. Metro briefs safety groups on rail yard accident

Operator of train 902 has been a Metro employee since May 2007 and a train operator since November 2008. He is currently on paid administrative leave.
Rail| December 1, 2009

U.S. DOT tabs $280M for urban circulator projects

Projects to include streetcars, buses and bus facilities. FTA plans to announce grants early in 2010.
Rail| December 1, 2009

Alstom to provide 16 Coradia Lint trains for German railway

Trains, which are diesel-engined vehicles made up of two coaches, can operate at speeds of up to 120km/h. Each train can accommodate 130 passengers.
Bus| December 1, 2009

Volvo D13 engine receives EPA, CARB emissions certification

Using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to reduce NOx, Volvo improved fuel economy and reduced emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2.
Rail| November 30, 2009

Russia searches for answers in HSR crash

Authorities have said that terrorists are responsible. It is the country's most serious attack since 2004.
Motorcoach| November 30, 2009

NTSB to meet on 2008 Texas crash

A live and archived Webcast of the proceedings will be available on the NTSB's Website.
Bus| November 30, 2009

Tech magazine taps 5 iPhone apps for commuters

Transit maps app allows you to download the map from your local transit agency and store it on your phone.

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