Texas bus involved in fatal crash only had seat belts in first row

The OGA Charters bus crashed Saturday north of Laredo in rainy conditions, killing eight and injuring 44 more passengers. No other vehicles were involved.

APTA officials focus on road ahead

Working to repair an association faced with the recent departure of its largest transit property and the resignation of its president/CEO, APTA Interim President/CEO Richard A. White and Chair Valarie J. McCall laid out the group’s plan to move forward during a press conference at the Bus & Paratransit Conference this week in Charlotte, N.C.

Safe Fleet Acquires Rear View Safety

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Rear View Safety has been instrumental in driving the rapid adoption of video systems in commercial fleets including government fleets, bus and shuttle.

Metra expands undercover train observation team

Agency has doubled its team of employees tasked with riding its trains to observe and report on conductor and ticket agent performance, onboard and station amenities and customer interactions.  

NTSB: Amtrak engineer’s loss of situational awareness led to derailment

The Washington-to-New York City passenger train, Amtrak 188, was traveling at 106 mph around a curve in Philadelphia when it derailed May 12, 2015. Eight passengers were killed and more than 180 others were sent to area hospitals, some with critical injuries.

Honolulu rail officials say safety top priority

Each of the train’s four cars will be equipped with surveillance cameras and staffers will be able to monitor the train at a control center in Waipahu. But a proposal regarding transit police has not yet been brought forward.

Alstom to supply traction, upgrade trainsets for Shanghai Metro

Alstom will modernize the 68 metro cars that it supplied in 2003 with its Chinese joint venture SATCO (Shanghai Alstom Transport Co. Ltd.). The upgrades will increase the reliability of the cars and adapt them to a new signalling system that will be implemented on the line.

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