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Kentucky First to Implement 511

Management & Operations| June 18, 2001
Last week, the northern Kentucky-Cincinnati metropolitan area became the first region in the country to adopt the 511 traveler information telephone number.

Amtrak to Mortgage Penn Station

Rail| June 8, 2001
To ease some of its $3 billion debt, Amtrak received permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to use a large part of its Pennsylvania Station as collateral for a $300 million loan.
Management & Operations| June 2, 2001

L.A.’s MTA Backs Away from Diesels, Orders More CNGs from NABI

Rejecting an extensively research staff recommendation, the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Agency (LACMTA) voted instead to buy up to 1070 more compressed-natural-gas-powered buses. The vote preserves a decision made last year to buy all alternatively fueled buses.
Rail| May 31, 2001

Subway Company Deletes Scene From Movie

Hong Kong rail operator MTR Corp. asked a local movie maker to cut a ghost scene from her new thriller for fear it would scare away passengers, Reuters reported.
Management & Operations| May 17, 2001

MetroCard Pass Leads to NYC Murder Indictment

A New York City Transit Authority employee was indicted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend after his MetroCard pass traced his whereabouts near the murder scene.

LAMTA Bus Hijacking Kills One, Injures Seven

One person was killed and seven were injured on Wednesday when a shooting suspect hijacked a Los Angeles MTA bus and led police on a two-mile chase through rush hour traffic in downtown L.A.
Management & Operations| April 30, 2001

New Tour Bus Crash Claims 4 Lives

Four students from a Boston-area middle school were killed and more than two dozen others were injured early Friday morning when their tour bus skidded off a highway ramp, rolled several times and landed on its side in Sussex, New Brunswick.
Management & Operations| April 23, 2001

New FTA, FRA Administrators Tabbed

It was announced that President Bush will nominate Jenna Dorn as administrator of the Federal Transit Administration and Allan Rutter as administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.
Management & Operations| April 5, 2001

NTSB Warns of Potential Brake Problem in Buses

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is advising motorcoach operators to inspect all buses equipped with automatic slack adjusters manufactured by Haldex Brake Products for fractured or disconnected control arms.
Management & Operations| January 8, 2001

Industry Applauds Bush's Move to Name Mineta As Next Secretary of Transportation

Industry reaction to President-elect George W. Bush's nomination of Norman Mineta as his Secretary of Transportation has been enthusiastically positive since the announcement was made earlier this week.

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