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Sex crimes go unreported on San Francisco transit

Bus| February 29, 2012
Police documented 95 sex crimes on BART, San Francisco MUNI and Alameda County Transit in 2011. However, experts who study sex crimes on public transit say the numbers are significantly underreported.

Group urging return of Amtrak's N. Fla. services

Rail| February 29, 2012
There has been no Amtrak passenger rail service in region since 2005, when Hurricane Katrina caused damage to part of the Sunset Limited Route from New Orleans to Jacksonville.
Rail| February 29, 2012

Calif.’s Metrolink receives $3.7M to enhance crossing safety

Adding warning devices and barriers that make it difficult for drivers or pedestrians to circumvent gate arms when a train is approaching. Enhancements include additional exit and pedestrian gates, new raised median islands, flashing signals and right-of-way security gates.
Rail| February 29, 2012

Alstom, TMH bring high-speed vehicle to Moscow

The partners aim at implementing in Moscow innovative solutions with regard to rolling stock design, traffic and passenger management, signaling systems and other rail aspects.
Rail| February 29, 2012

Class action suit filed following VIA derailment

The same law firm led a class-action lawsuit against Via Rail and CN after a derailment in 1999 that killed two crew members and sent 77 passengers and crew to the hospital.
Bus| February 29, 2012

D.C. Metro unveils text, email alert system

For the first time, bus customers can receive alerts and advisories regarding route-specific delays, detours, schedule changes and construction activity. Customers can sign up to receive information for up to four bus lines and opt to have alerts sent to their mobile device, pager or desktop email.
Rail| February 29, 2012

Houston Metro ridership up

Rail ridership alone posted a 17.7% percent increase to 902,025 boardings compared to the 766,051 recorded in the same month last year.
Rail| February 29, 2012

Calif. high-speed rail likely delayed till 2013

The result of revisions to environmental reports for the 120-mile Fresno-to-Bakersfield section of the rail line, part of the backbone of the proposed 520-mile system connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Rail| February 29, 2012

Mass. commuter rail system sets efficiency record

Recorded the highest rates of punctuality for any February. The agency invested in technologies that deal directly with snow removal, constructed a “Truck Stop” for commuter trains; realigned its management structure; and hired new conductors and engineers.
Bus| February 28, 2012

Allison unveils certification program

This additional level of "Allison Excellence" certification will require distributors to meet aggressive customer service standards focused on timeliness of repairs, inventory stocking and customer feedback, according to the company.

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