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Transit reliability could stimulate ridership, reduce congestion

Bus| December 31, 2013
The report, which analyzes the D.C. Metro system, proposes that greater reliability of transit schedules could motivate more people to leave their vehicles at home and ride the bus.

Transit targeted in Russian bombings

Bus| December 30, 2013
A suspected suicide bombing hit a trolleybus in the city of Volgograd, killing at least 14 people. This comes on the heels of yesterday’s explosion at Volgograd’s main rail station — a major transit point for people traveling to Sochi — which killed 17 people and injured 35.
Bus| December 30, 2013

Wichita Transit considering switch to natural gas

The city is beginning a multiyear plan to replace its fleet, while at the same time working through a community-based process to decide the scope and future of the bus program, which advocates say will run out of money in a little more than a year without new funding.
Bus| December 30, 2013

MARTA arrests 7 suspects for fare card fraud

Computer hackers had bypassed Breeze card security features to make counterfeit cards. The personal information of legitimate Breeze fare card holders was not compromised.
Government Issues| December 30, 2013

L.A. operator ordered to cease operations

FMCSA found John Andrew Ciego, which does business as “Its Good Promotion,” was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of its vehicles and drivers.
Bus| December 27, 2013

Illinois transit works to keep buses germ free

Decatur's transit bus fleet is cleaned at night using a strong disinfectant and hand sanitizers and wipes are provided to drivers.
Bus| December 26, 2013

Man who stole N.Y. bus paroled

Darius McCollum has become a celebrity for escapades that began at age 15, when he piloted an E train six stops from 34th Street to the World Trade Center without any passengers noticing.
Rail| December 26, 2013

FRA adjusts accident/incident reporting threshold

FRA intends to evaluate and potentially amend, as appropriate, its method for calculating the monetary threshold for accident/incident reporting in the future and, as a result, the formula utilized to calculate the threshold may change.
Government Issues| December 26, 2013

N.Y. rail corridor receives $18.5M grant

The New York State Department of Transportation will provide the final design and construction of track reconfiguration and replacement and signal system improvements along Amtrak's Empire Corridor.
Management & Operations| December 26, 2013

New York MTA names new director of security

Raymond Diaz will oversee security for the agency, including coordinating security efforts with the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, the National Guard, NYPD and State Police, as well as the MTA Police Department.

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