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Operation Lifesaver campaign targets risky behavior near tracks

Rail| April 9, 2014
The See Tracks? Think Train! campaign highlights common risks drivers and pedestrians take each day, such as trying to beat a train at a grade crossing and walking on railroad tracks through bilingual television, radio, print and billboard advertisements.

NTSB opens docket on Metro-North derailment

Rail| April 9, 2014
Included are crew interview transcripts, engineer medical information, rules compliance testing records, and track inspection and signal records.
Rail| April 9, 2014

Alstom to supply 6 trains to German operator

Will also adapt 13 Coradia Lint regional trains already in service so that they can be operated as multiple units with the new trains. All new and modernized trains will be ready for operation in 2016.
Accessibility| April 8, 2014

Sprinter van gains share in world market, shuttle industry

All Sprinters come in the four-wheeled 2500 models or rear-double wheeled 3500 models with four- and six-cylinder clean diesel options.
Bus| April 8, 2014

Florida's HART names interim CEO

Katharine Eagan has been with HART since 2009, when she was hired as chief of service development at the agency and moved up to chief operating officer in 2011. There is no exact timetable as of yet for HART to replace Hale on a permanent basis.
Bus| April 8, 2014

Ill. group calls for reform to protect against patent trolls

Transit agencies across the state have been targeted multiple times by patent trolls — shell companies that purchase patents with no intention of innovating, but rather suing those who do.
Bus| April 8, 2014

TransLink launching anti-harassment app

In the final stages of testing, the app will offer a menu of security features, including texting for help and summaries of crimes around particular stations. This is the transit police force’s top priority this year, as it struggles with numerous incidents of sexual harassment.
Motorcoach| April 8, 2014

Prevost expands Richmond, B.C. parts facility

Now stocks 4,600 items in the Richmond warehouse, more than $800,000 worth of inventory. The expansion will increase parts availability and shorten the lead time to get parts to their west coast customers.
Accessibility| April 8, 2014

WTS to honor Boston transit chief, FTA

Presenting its Recognition Awards for 2014 to MBTA’s Dr. Beverly Scott as Woman of the Year; Jeannie Lee, project manager, OCTA, as Member of the Year; Claudia Folska, PhD, Denver RTD board of directors, the Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award, and the FTA as Employer of the Year.

Rail| April 8, 2014

FRA revises passenger train emergency preparedness regs

Makes requirements for initial and periodic training, operational efficiency tests, and inspections of certain railroad personnel apply not only to on-board crewmembers and control center personnel, but also to the emergency response communications center personnel.

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