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Private security targets fare evaders on Phoenix light rail

Rail| December 4, 2013
Phoenix voters in March approved Proposition 300, which allowed the city manager to hire private security guards to cite fare evaders or passengers who commit other violations. Previously, only police officers and their assistants had that authority.

Metro-North derailment may thwart possible PTC delay

Rail| December 4, 2013
The FRA asked Congress to grant extensions for positive train control on some rail lines and allow alternative technologies, according to a Government Accountability Office report published in August.
Rail| December 4, 2013

Operation Lifesaver debuts volunteer management system

Recruitment push comes on the heels of a challenge by OLI's board of directors to reach more people in coming years and make it easier for people to access rail safety education.
Rail| December 3, 2013

Feds find no problems with N.Y. train brakes, kick union out of probe

The general chairman of ACRE conducted a press conference and a series of media interviews during which he discussed and interpreted information related to the ongoing investigation.
Bus| December 3, 2013

HSM acquires Summit Seating

Summit Seating is a manufacturer of seating products for transit buses, recreational vehicles, vans and other specialty vehicles. Officials say the acquisition is expected to expand HSM’s footprint and leadership role in the transportation seating market.
Bus| December 3, 2013

Transit commute tax break may soon be cut

May go from $245 per month to $130 per month, on Jan. 1. Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer has gotten support from five House Republicans and 44 fellow Democrats to co-sponsor legislation that would keep the transit subsidy equal to the parking subsidy.
Bus| December 3, 2013

UITP, ITF partner to promote public transit globally

Convene to work together to develop joint recommendations in vocational training, staff security and the promotion of formal, and the reduction of informal, employment in public transport.
Bus| December 3, 2013

Ky.'s TARC orders 10 Proterra all-electric buses

The buses are slated to be built at Proterra’s manufacturing facility in Greenville, S.C. in early 2014, with delivery expected later in the year.
Accessibility| December 3, 2013

Taxi, limo, paratransit group names new president

Robert M. Werth, a native of Falls Church, Va., is the founder/president of Diamond Transportation Services Inc., one of the largest wheelchair-accessible fleets in the mid-Atlantic region.
Rail| December 3, 2013

Speed a factor in Metro-North crash

Federal investigators have recovered the engineer’s cell phone, though it has been reported they don't believe he was on it at the time of the crash.

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