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Driver in Texas crash may have blacked out

Motorcoach| April 23, 2013
The April crash was caused when the driver, Loyd Rieve, failed to stay in his lane, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety report, which also disputed earlier accounts that the bus flipped over because of a blown tire or some other mechanical malfunction.

M-1 Rail project receives FTA clearance

Rail| April 23, 2013
The project is now allowed to move forward to the next phases of design, right-of-way acquisition and construction. This is the last approval step under the National Environmental Policy Act process.
Bus| April 23, 2013

$474M available for 5th round of TIGER grants

Projects eligible include highways and bridges, public transportation, passenger and freight rail transportation, and marine port infrastructure investments.
Bus| April 23, 2013

Off-duty driver hijacks Capital Metro bus, kills self

The man boarded the bus and then forced the driver and the two passengers off it at gunpoint before getting behind the wheel and heading east. He was found dead of a single gunshot wound.
Rail| April 22, 2013

U.S., Canadian officials foil VIA Rail Canada terror attack

Two men who were arrested in Montreal and Toronto were targeting an Amtrak passenger train heading north to Canada out of New York's Penn Station. Once the train had passed into Canada, the attack was to commence
Bus| April 22, 2013

APTA: More than 35% of U.S. transit buses use alt fuels, hybrid tech

Statistics for early 2011 show that 18.6% of U.S. transit buses used compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and blends. Almost 9% (8.8%) of public transit buses were hybrids and nearly 8% (7.9%) of public transit buses used biodiesel.
Bus| April 22, 2013

Chicago adds interagency signage, wayfinding

Designed to accommodate customers making rail-to-rail connections, as well as bus-to-rail connections.
Rail| April 22, 2013

Metro-North, Conn. DOT intro 200th M-8 railcar

To date, 222 of the new railcars have been delivered and 200 of them have successfully completed acceptance testing and have been placed into service. Deliveries continue at the rate of about 10 railcars per month.
University| April 22, 2013

U. of Md. safety report calls for ID checks on buses

Comes on the heels of a February murder-suicide that left two students dead and another injured, plus a string of robberies earlier in the semester.
University| April 22, 2013

U. of Texas-Dallas bus system adds GPS tracking

The new GPS service is the latest technology upgrade provided. Free Wi-Fi was launched last fall, giving students the ability to do homework or check email while riding the bus.

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