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FMCSA declares operator an imminent hazard

Motorcoach| February 11, 2013
On Feb. 3, 2013, a bus operated by Scapadas Magicas transporting passengers from locations including Tijuana, Mexico on a ski trip to the Southern California area, crashed on a mountain road striking two other vehicles east of San Bernardino.

NTSB to hold public forum on positive train control

Rail| February 11, 2013
The "Positive Train Control: Is it on Track?" forum will be held in the NTSB Conference Center in Washington, D.C., and is free and open to the public. A detailed agenda and a list of speakers are forthcoming.
Rail| February 11, 2013

Chicago Transit expands railcar surveillance

The project is a continuation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to improve the safety and security across the CTA, while making long-term investments to ensure Chicago is supported and driven by a first-rate transit system.
Bus| February 11, 2013

Vegas Mayor pledges $1M for bus stop ROW

Funds for the acquisition efforts will be available starting July 1, 2013, and the city and RTC anticipate the entire process — from surveying to project completion — to take between one to two years to complete.
Accessibility| February 11, 2013

N.H. seeks more funds for paratransit

COAST bus service asked communities to contribute more in funds as demand for an Americans with Disabilities Act requirement for door-to-door pickup has increased by approximately 50% per year over the past few years.
Accessibility| February 11, 2013

Advocate: Iowa’s DART not doing enough for paratransit

Des Moines Human Rights Commission says the agency is not meeting the needs of disabled and elderly bus riders, especially on the city’s south side. A DART spokesperson said that one south-side route that consultants proposed cutting was restored based on rider feedback.
Accessibility| February 11, 2013

Madison, Wis. county to offer free rides for vets

Program possible though budgeting and $30,000 anonymous gift.
Accessibility| February 11, 2013

Bus service inconvenient for wheelchair users

Riders with disabilities in Felixstone, England, have been asked to keep track of times, stops and routes where they had been denied a ride because they could not get on the bus.
Accessibility| February 11, 2013

N.J. groups merge to increase travel training

The impacts of travel instruction can yield tremendous benefits to individuals, such as increased independence, increased mobility options with associated cost savings and decreased isolation from their community.
Accessibility| February 11, 2013

Palm Transit paratransit workers protest conditions

Van drivers rallied at Metro Mobility Management, the county’s paratransit provider, to protest low pay, 12-hour workdays and tight schedules. The protest comes on the heels of Metro Mobility getting a one-week trial period after receiving several complaints of late or no-show vehicles in 2012.

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