Chicago's Metra expands Confidential Close Call Reporting System

Will now include unions that work in Metra’s mechanical, engineering and police departments. Metra is the first U.S. commuter railroad to have a Confidential Close Call Reporting System that includes every union involved in the railroad’s operations.

D.C. Metro chief presents agenda for 'critical change at all levels'

Some of those actions are already underway — including increased police patrols, installing new radio systems and cell phone cabling in tunnels, changes to rail car parts inventory, and the accelerated delivery of 7000-series trains.

National Academies of Sciences to lead CSA effectiveness study

Will examine the accuracy with which the BASIC safety measures used in the CSA and the Safety Management System identify high risk carriers and predict or are correlated with future crash risk or other safety indicators for motor carriers. 

U.S. DOT opens competition for transportation research grants

UTCs selected through this competition must address: improving mobility of people and goods; reducing congestion; promoting safety; improving the durability and extending the life of transportation infrastructure; preserving the environment; and preserving the existing transportation system.

Transit looks to Uber, Lyft to alleviate the strain on paratransit services

Proponents of such partnerships say they could potentially reduce costs for the multimillion-dollar, heavily subsidized paratransit services. They also would help communities respond to customer demands for same-day, on-demand service.

Md. delays action on bill that would impose onboard surveillance guidelines

The bill, which would affect Maryland Transit Administration in the Baltimore area, Ride On buses in Montgomery County and TheBus in Prince George’s County, creates guidelines for audio recordings and places limits on when they can be made.

Man struck by Amtrak train while crossing tracks

The accident was under investigation by local and state police, as well as Amtrak and MBTA Transit police. Foul play wasn't suspected.

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