May 14, 2013
In addition to the funds, the agency also announced a flexible new policy, known as Safety Management Systems, which the U.S. DOT has officially adopted to help guide states and transit agencies alike in managing safety risks in a proactive, cost-effective way.
May 13, 2013
Recognized for their commitment to safety and for the implementation of the Smith System to improve upon the quality of their overall safety action plan.
May 9, 2013
The program is the first of its kind in North Texas and was launched to the public on Earth Day.
Also considering ending customer service duties so the squad can focus on serious enforcement that only they can perform. The agency’s GM said that one advantage to having the police force is conducting fare enforcement, because it reduces confrontations, making riders feel safer.
April 26, 2013
After a sharp increase in smartphone snatches last April and May, transit police increased patrols, conducted undercover missions, scoured agency security cameras and video and dedicated two officers to investigate the robberies.
April 22, 2013
Comes on the heels of a February murder-suicide that left two students dead and another injured, plus a string of robberies earlier in the semester.
April 18, 2013
Amy Develvis was shot in the head and was in critical condition, but is expected to survive. This is the second time in less than a week that a COTA bus has been shot.
April 11, 2013
Includes $50 billion for immediate investments to support critical infrastructure projects, such as improving America’s roads, bridges, transit systems, border crossings, railways and runways,
April 9, 2013
Follows a coach crash last December that killed nine and injured 38. Claims of ODOT’s negligence include failure to equip the stretch of Interstate 84 with barriers strong enough to prevent the bus from leaving the roadway and not adequately plowing and sanding the freeway.
Provides fleet operators with a new level of insight into fleet performance, resulting in improved fuel economy, better asset utilization and enhanced productivity.
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