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August 19, 2014

U.S. DOT takes connected vehicle program to next level

Supports report with research findings in several key areas including technical feasibility, privacy and security, and preliminary estimates on costs and safety benefits


August 15, 2014

19th BusCon Moves to Indianapolis, Touts Education and More

The Expo will feature plenty of vehicles and technology on the show floor as well as an expanded educational program covering an array of topics, including safety, compliance, accessibility and finding cost efficiencies.


August 14, 2014

Vancouver to enforce fine for opening light rail doors

Police say media and social-media images of passengers walking the tracks of SkyTrain after bailing on cars stalled between stations last month have convinced some passengers they can just exit during short, routine delays.


August 7, 2014

Officials awaiting toxicology report in Times Square bus crash

Preliminary drug and alcohol tests for the driver William Dalambert came back negative, however, he failed a field sobriety test after Tuesday's crash, leading police to float the theory that he may have been high on drugs.


August 7, 2014

SkyTrain officials defend reliability

The light rail system shut down twice in July, once because of a computer glitch and once when modifications to a main control panel cut power across the system. Both incidents and emergency planning are currently under investigation.


August 5, 2014

Chicago Transit: Crime down 34% compared to 2013

Since May 2011, the CTA has taken a number of steps to improve efforts in tackling crime on the bus and rail systems, including expanding police patrols and rail saturation missions on the CTA system and increasing undercover operations targeting pick-pocket theft rings and other crimes.


August 1, 2014

Aggravated assaults up on MBTA's transit system

Transit police statistics show aggravated assaults were up by 38%, an increase from 48 to 66 incidents compared to the same period the year prior. MBTA Transit Police is seeking to determine the reason for the increase, but say a broad trend has been hard to find.


August 1, 2014

Report: Seniors unlikely to use public transportation

Findings revealed those 60 and older were less likely to use public transportation for five or more days within the last week when compared to those who were between the ages of 18 to 29, citing perceptions of speeding traffic and high crime, according to the report.


July 25, 2014

NYPD cracking down on subway sex crimes

Officers made 128 arrests on charges of sex abuse or forcible touching through Sunday, compared to 104 such collars by the same point in 2013 — a 23% rise.


July 24, 2014

Lytx to equip entire Cleveland transit fleet

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s six-month trial included 100 vehicles in a side-by-side comparison based on the driver coaching criteria from each participating vendor’s system.


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