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FRA proposes rule for PTC systems

Rail| July 16, 2009
Positive Train Control technology is capable of automatically controlling train speeds and movements should a locomotive engineer fail to take appropriate action.

FRA receives 278 pre-applications for HSR funding

Rail| July 16, 2009
While not all proposed projects can be funded, the U.S. Department of Transportation will work with states and regions to identify priorities and prepare for ongoing high-speed passenger rail development.
Accessibility| July 16, 2009

Rogoff visits Vt. to break ground on ARRA project

Project includes the expansion of the bus storage facility for Advance Transit's fleet of 30 buses and ADA vans, expanded maintenance areas and rehabilitation of the existing administrative offices.
Bus| July 16, 2009

D.C. Metro reorganizes bus services

Changes include a new management structure, the addition of NextBus, and more discussions with operators about safety.
Bus| July 15, 2009

Metro Briefs

D.C. Metro signaling system still malfunctioning. More Americans traveling by bus. Students choose transit for prom.
Bus| July 15, 2009

Chicago balances budget without cuts, increases

Strong performance in both ridership and revenue in the first half of the year, coupled with strict cost controls enabled the CTA to balance the budget without implementing service reductions.
Bus| July 15, 2009

Former Ariz. DOT chief to head FHWA

Victor Mendez oversaw the construction of the regional freeway system in the Phoenix area that was built six years ahead of schedule and delivered statewide construction programs on time, including major infrastructure improvements throughout the state.
Bus| July 15, 2009

Veolia to continue operating Las Vegas bus system

Will operate RTC of Southern Nevada's “MAX” bus rapid transit service and “Deuce,” double-decker buses that run along the Las Vegas Strip through September 2011.
Rail| July 15, 2009

Bombardier to equip, operate Phoenix peoplemover

Design-build contract, valued at approximately $186 million, includes the design and supply of all of the system-wide electrical and mechanical equipment, and the construction and equipping of the operations and maintenance and storage facility.
Management & Operations| July 14, 2009

NTSB: Fatigue, lack of PTC caused trolley crash

The two-train collision on the MBTA Green Line last year occurred as a result of the trolley operator's failure to obey a signal indication, due to a possible sleep disorder and the lack of a positive train control system.

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