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September 5, 2012

LaHood calls on governors to meet new transit regs

Requires governors to strengthen and increase their oversight of public transit safety. Also requires that the FTA update the existing State Safety Oversight program to ensure that rail transit systems are meeting common-sense safety requirements and that the FTA adopt important new safety provisions for bus-only operators.

October 9, 2009

METRO Briefs

Driver convicted in casino bus crash. First Group weathering recession, expects more growth. LIRR not joining FRA safety program.


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