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Jacksonville, Fla. bus drivers take home top pay with OT

Bus| May 3, 2012
Twenty-four drivers topped $60,000, which is the same as an average computer programmer in the region. Eight drivers made more than $70,000 -- more than an average engineer.

Assaults on MBTA operators on the rise

Bus| May 3, 2012
Many of the assaults stem from incidents where transit police attempt to catch fare evaders, and typically involve people spitting on employees.
Rail| May 3, 2012

MBTA to test biological sensors at stations

These sensors have been designed to enable rapid responses and protective measures within 20 minutes to reduce the impact of a biological terrorist attack.
Rail| May 3, 2012

Veolia names new Tri-Rail GM

Charles “Steve” McClarty brings with him 39 years of railroad safety and operations experience in the rail industry. He held various positions with Amtrak in the Midwest and most recently, while at the Illinois DOT, he served as the Bureau Chief.
Motorcoach| May 3, 2012

Motorcoach Council to help members market to general public

Developed in Europe and spreading to all parts of the world with a consumer focus, "Smart Move" clearly depicts all the benefits of motorcoach travel from the perspective of reducing congestion, reducing the environmental impact of travel, and showing the fun of traveling together as groups.
Bus| May 3, 2012

Chicago police find ways to combat smart phone thefts

The officers have learned to use the “Find My iPhone” features, as well as similar applications that track down other brands of cellphones such as Droids and BlackBerrys.
Motorcoach| May 3, 2012

BoltBus expanding west to Seattle, Portland, Ore.

Vehicle features include free Wi-Fi, power outlets and a spacious 50 passenger seating configuration.
Bus| May 3, 2012

TARTA may not seek sales tax in Nov.

Proposal to place a sales-tax referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot will probably not move forward due to a lack of consensus among board members.
Rail| May 3, 2012

BART worker fired for giving teen free passes

Station agent Jim Stanek gave $300 in train passes with unused balances to a needy teenager. He thought the tickets were going to be discarded. The agency says the leftover balances go toward BART’s general fund.
Motorcoach| May 3, 2012

FMCSA launches bus safety app contest for students

Challenges student software developers to use the agency’s raw performance data on commercial bus companies to create new apps and online solutions that enable consumers to make smart safety decisions when booking their bus travel.

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