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January 30, 2014

'Knockout game' believed to be behind bus driver assault

A juvenile who punched the driver and a juvenile who filmed the incident have been arrested, while a third suspect who police believe helped orchestrate it remains at large.


January 14, 2014

Group files suit to allow guns on Madison Metro buses

Claims policy banning firearms from buses and from bus shelters violates a provision in a 2011 Wisconsin law that allows people to obtain licenses to carry concealed weapons


January 8, 2014

Group files suit over guns on Madison Metro buses

Claims transit system policy banning firearms from buses and from bus shelters violates a provision in a 2011 Wisconsin law that allows people to obtain licenses to carry concealed weapons.


October 30, 2013

N.Y. MTA details efforts to harden, protect transit post Sandy

The MTA is designing solutions to fully prevent water incursion at the approximately 600 entry points in Lower Manhattan as well as vulnerable vent plants and openings in other flood-prone areas.


September 3, 2013

DART buys electric standup vehicles for transit police

The T3 Patroller, quieter than a car or motorcycle, can travel up to 25 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 20 mph.


June 5, 2013

OLI chief talks rail safety at APTA conference

President/CEO Joyce Rose told attendees of the APTA 2013 Rail Conference that with record-breaking ridership on the nation’s rail transit systems, there’s an increased risk of safety incidents involving drivers and pedestrians at rail crossings, along mixed-used rights of way and for pedestrians.


April 23, 2013

Off-duty driver hijacks Capital Metro bus, kills self

The man boarded the bus and then forced the driver and the two passengers off it at gunpoint before getting behind the wheel and heading east. He was found dead of a single gunshot wound.


July 16, 2012

N.J.: Buses must use flashing lights for disabled

New bill requires that drivers of buses and other vehicles equipped with flashing lights use them when picking up or dropping off developmentally disabled riders. Violators are subject to a fine of at least $100 for a first offense.


July 2, 2012

Winnipeg eyes improved bus security for drivers

Currently, on-board surveillance cameras do not record the bus driver's compartment, which means some assaults may not be entirely caught on video.


June 14, 2012

COTA driver accused of using phone on duty

COTA forbids drivers from texting or talking on cellphones while driving, even with hands-free devices.


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