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March 6, 2013

MBTA seeks sponsors for rail Wi-Fi service

Offering includes a sponsorship program, which will provide partners with marketing rights and benefits, such as signage and advertising in commuter rail stations, railcars and ferry facilities; corporate presence on commuter rail system maps and schedules; control of a Wi-Fi landing page; links on the MBTA website; and intellectual property rights.


October 11, 2011

Calif. makes cell phone ban for rail operators permanent

The decision, which was made during a Commission meeting last Thursday, also requires the installation of cameras to enforce the rule.


January 24, 2011

LaHood reaffirms distracted driving commitment

Joined by family members of distracted driving victims, including FocusDriven President Jennifer Smith, and representatives from Safeway and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, Secretary LaHood unveiled a number of new public education initiatives and discussed the important leadership role businesses play in promoting safe driving behavior.


November 29, 2010

Minn.'s Metro transit union balks at cell phone policy

The clash stems from two recent incidents, which ended up in arbitration following the disciplining of drivers.


September 15, 2010

LaHood sets agenda for 2nd Distracted Driving Summit

Building on the success of last year's summit, Secretary LaHood will convene leading transportation officials, safety advocates, law enforcement, industry representatives, researchers and victims affected by distraction-related crashes to address challenges and identify opportunities for national anti-distracted driving efforts.


July 27, 2010

2nd National Distracted Driving Summit scheduled

At this year's event, experts from around the country will explore accomplishments since the first summit, as well as the many challenges that lie ahead. Key topics will include research, technology, policy, public outreach and best practices in enforcement.


September 25, 2009

Safety Advocates file petition to curb cell use

Study found that texting increased the risk of a safety-critical driving event for truck drivers by 23.2 times. Another study conducted in 2006 found that drivers using cell phones failed to stop at stop signs 10 times more often than drivers not using cell phones.


September 4, 2009

Long Beach Transit available on Google Transit

Transit planning information is also accessible by cellular phones, such as iPhone, Blackberry, WindowsMobile, S60, and other Java enabled phones.


August 4, 2009

Sec. LaHood announces distracted driving summit

A number of deadly accidents involving text messaging behind the wheel have called attention to the dangerous problem of distracted driving.


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