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London piloting pedestrian, cyclist detection software on buses

Bus| August 5, 2014
The technology directly alerts bus drivers when pedestrians and cyclists are moving close to their vehicles, helping to reduce collisions.

D.C. Streetcar begins training operators in traffic

Management & Operations| August 5, 2014
Transportation officials say each operator will train with supervisors under various traffic scenarios — part of the process in order to be certified to carry passengers.
Accessibility| August 5, 2014

First Transit to operate Fla. county paratransit service

The contractor, which currently manages the Escambia County Area Transit fixed-route services, will begin managing the paratransit services July 1, 2014.
Bus| August 4, 2014

Colo. university students take advantage of bus pass 'hiccup'

For the second year in a row, some University of Colorado students were treated to free bus rides after the Regional Transportation District failed to temporarily suspend their discounted student bus passes for the summer months.
Rail| August 4, 2014

Princeton's Dinky rail relocation to proceed after board ruling

The petition was put forward by the New Jersey and NARP after the university decided to construct a new Dinky station south of its original location due to the Arts and Transit Project.
University| August 4, 2014

Mayor proposes college shuttle to boost nightlife

The proposal would provide shuttle service to Santa Fe University of Art and Design students to downtown and the Santa Fe Railyard on weekends between August and December.
University| August 4, 2014

U. of La.-Lafayette could add 5 buses this fall

If the City-Parish Council approves the agreement between the university and Lafayette Consolidated Government, buses would be leased and operated by drivers from the UL Operation of Transportation Services.
Bus| August 1, 2014

Aggravated assaults up on MBTA's transit system

Transit police statistics show aggravated assaults were up by 38%, an increase from 48 to 66 incidents compared to the same period the year prior. MBTA Transit Police is seeking to determine the reason for the increase, but say a broad trend has been hard to find.

Bus| August 1, 2014

Is it time for public transportation to be free?

A story in Salon says it is time, citing a recent move in Paris and in other cities around the world, as well as issues at some U.S. transit agencies in recouping enough funding through fares.
Accessibility| August 1, 2014

Report: Seniors unlikely to use public transportation

Findings revealed those 60 and older were less likely to use public transportation for five or more days within the last week when compared to those who were between the ages of 18 to 29, citing perceptions of speeding traffic and high crime, according to the report.

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