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Peter Pan celebrates 1, 2 million mile safe drivers

Motorcoach| April 2, 2014
The company has consistently achieved high safety ratings and is proud to have more million mile safe drivers than any other bus company its size, according to Peter Pan.

UMA announces 'Capitol Hill Days' dates

Government Issues| April 2, 2014
The event gathers owners and senior management from bus and motorcoach companies to meet with their Congressional elected officials to discuss the industry's most pressing legislative issues.
Management & Operations| April 2, 2014

Passenger trains to serve St. Paul, Minn. for first time in 40 years

Amtrak announced that it will move its Twin Cities service from the Midway area to the newly-renovated Union Depot on May 7, making it the latest transit entity to move to the historic train station that reopened more than a year ago.
Rail| April 2, 2014

CTA, union clash over hours worked by operator before crash

The union representative said the operator had worked 69 hours in the seven days before the crash, while a CTA spokesperson said that she worked 55 hours and was off for 18 hours before her shift during which the accident occurred.
Rail| April 2, 2014

Alstom to supply trains to Germany, Chile

Manufacturing 29 Coradia Continental electric trains for Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen GmbH (VMS) in Central Saxony, Germany for $206 million, and 12 X’Trapolis suburban trains for Empresa de Ferrocarriles del Estado in Chile for $96 million.
Rail| April 2, 2014

Cincinnati streetcar hits construction milestone

The city has finished constructing one mile of streetcar track, despite a three-week project shutdown in December while the project was at risk of being canceled. Additionally, work was stalled at times in January and February, due to extreme winter temperatures.
Rail| April 2, 2014

MBTA late night subway service debut sees more than 18K riders

This is the transit system’s most recent attempt at offering late-night service; it ended its all-bus service, the Night Owl, in 2005 due to lack of ridership. However, the new plan has received significant support from the state and corporate sponsorships.
Government Issues| April 1, 2014

FRA releases critical incident plan rule

Also unveils a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking intended to improve the integrity of passenger train exterior side door safety systems.
Bus| April 1, 2014

CUTA calls for stiffer sentences on operator attacks

The effort comes on the heels of a bus driver being punched in the face last week, which brings the number of reported assaults in the Vancouver region alone this year to 42. Meanwhile, Vancouver’s transit system launched a new "Don’t Touch Our Operators" campaign.
Motorcoach| April 1, 2014

1 dead, 2 injured after truck crashes into motorcoach

The truck, which was reportedly speeding, lost control, drifted into oncoming traffic and struck the bus nearly head-on, with the bus then crashing into a tree.

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