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D.C. Metro scorecard shows progress in 2012

Bus| February 12, 2013
Ninety-one percent of train stops occurred on time, a 1% improvement over 2011, and the rail system made a 13% improvement in reliability over last year. Additionally, Metro has been able to put into service an average of 23 more cars each morning in 2012 compared to 2011, reducing crowding.

Transportation leaders call for bandwidth protection

Bus| February 12, 2013
In a letter to FCC Chairman Genachowski, the transportation leaders ask the FCC to allow for due diligence by ensuring that any timelines contained in a proposed rulemaking relating to the 5.9 GHz band are consistent with the NTIA schedule for completing its quantitative evaluation and issuing final recommendations.
Motorcoach| February 11, 2013

N.C.’s Young named METRO’s ‘Operator of the Year’

Magazine recently chose T. Ralph Young, owner of Asheville, N.C. based Young Transportation, to be its 2013 Motorcoach Operator of the Year to honor his outstanding achievements in the industry.
Motorcoach| February 11, 2013

FMCSA declares operator an imminent hazard

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.
Rail| February 11, 2013

NTSB to hold public forum on positive train control

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.

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