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Report: Train collisions, deaths down

Rail| March 8, 2012
Says sustained public education efforts, engineering improvements and law enforcement programs have contributed to nationwide reduction.

Deadly Poland train crash spotlights safety

Rail| March 7, 2012
A collision that killed 16 people and injured more than 50 others has drawn attention to the country’s neglected rail system. The accident happened just as officials are preparing the system to accommodate the Euro 2012 soccer championship.
Rail| March 7, 2012

New Toronto commission to debate subways

The Toronto Council's decision to reconstitute the commission came in the wake of the move by a group of Ford loyalists to fire the TTC GM Gary Webster, who had spoken out against Ford's subway plan at a special council meeting last month.
Rail| March 7, 2012

D.C. airport rail extension costs hold steady

The project will cost $3.2B to $3.3B overall. If Fairfax and Loudoun counties independently construct the Route 28 station and the parking garages at the new stations, then the core cost of the project drops to $2.7B to $2.8B.
Bus| March 7, 2012

Poll: Train operators, pilots report most sleep problems

About one-fourth of surveyed train operators admit that sleepiness has affected their job performance at least once a week, compared to about one in six non-transportation workers (17%). One in six train operators (18%) say that they have had a "near miss" due to sleepiness.
Rail| March 7, 2012

New Calif. high-speed rail chief optimistic about project

Dan Richard, an appointee of Gov. Jerry Brown, discusses the project's $98 billion dollar price tag, its estimated ridership and whether it should move ahead at all.
Accessibility| March 7, 2012

MARTA selects Apollo video systems for fleet

Will equip transit and rail vehicles with digital video recorders, wireless network equipment and back-end fleet management software. Interior and exterior cameras will be placed throughout recording up to 11 cameras on-board each vehicle.
Motorcoach| March 7, 2012

Lone Star Coaches adds new Temsa TS35

Equipped with a Cummins engine, Allison B500 transmission and three-point seat belts. Lone Star's coach is also equipped with an REI Audio/Video system and Alcoa rims.
Motorcoach| March 7, 2012

Indian Trails adds 6 Prevost H3-45s

The vehicles are equipped with ADA-compliant removable wheelchair lifts and features that ensure passenger safety, including the Prevost Electronic Stability Program, GPS, three-point passenger seatbelts, Prevost Fire Detection and Suppression Systems, and Prevost Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.
Rail| March 7, 2012

Amtrak measures, registers carbon footprint

The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization founded to set standards for businesses and governments to calculate, verify and publicly report their greenhouse gas emissions.

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