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N.Y. MTA workers charged with faking signal inspections

Rail| August 21, 2012
According to prosecutors, dummy barcodes were allegedly stashed in one of the MTA worker's lockers to use in order to fabricate inspections instead of being affixed to signal equipment in order to ensure that the work is done.

Anti-crash technology pilot launches in Mich.

Bus| August 21, 2012
Conducted by University of Michigan, the road test, or model deployment, is a first-of-its-kind test of connected vehicle technology in the real world.
Bus| August 21, 2012

CUTA releases 'Let's Talk Public Transit' video

Supports the recently launched online grassroots campaign "Take Action. Write to Minister Lebel" that aims at engaging dialogue on the national importance of transit and making sure public transit becomes a central-pillar of the next long-term plan
Bus| August 21, 2012

TTC driver calms riders while trapped by power line collapse

Was praised for keeping 29 passengers safely on her bus after a crane collapsed on the street, trapping the bus under a fallen pole and surrounding it with live electrical wires.
Bus| August 20, 2012

Pittsburgh Port Authority, union approve contract

Includes nearly $60 million in concessions. A two-year wage freeze will save the agency $19.6 million. A key provision lets the union to void the contract if the state and county don't provide adequate future funding and the authority is forced to lay off employees or close garages.
Accessibility| August 20, 2012

CapMetro implements new labor structure

Following a competitive procurement process, McDonald Transit was selected to assume responsibility for the fixed-route bus operations and maintenance, formerly provided by StarTran Inc. MV Transportation was selected to assume the MetroAccess operations.
Motorcoach| August 20, 2012

FMCSA raises bus tire blowout awareness

Under specific circumstances motorcoaches utilizing the double-deck design may be susceptible to exceeding the tire weight limit when loaded with passengers and luggage at full capacity. These risks can be avoided by properly loading passengers and cargo, and increasing pressure in tires on the rear wheels.
University| August 20, 2012

Transit grant to make U. of Houston more accessible

The $188 million grant, providing funding for the new North and Southeast lines to connect the university’s main campus with the Energy Research Park pathway. UH will build a new transit center, which will house Hertz Connect cars, a Metrorail train station, a UH shuttle stop and possibly a bike sharing program.
University| August 20, 2012

U. of Nebraska-Lincoln may extend transit fee

University also launches car sharing partnership with Zipcar.
University| August 20, 2012

U. of Mich.-Flint revamps bus, adds route

Repainted the shuttle bus that serves the campus. The bus will begin traveling the Mass Transportation Authority’s Downtown/Campus Route 14.

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