Gov. says N.Y. subway sex-crime reports 'completely unacceptable'

New York Police Department officials said Monday that there have been 458 reported sex crimes in the subway through Monday compared with 299 through the same period last year, a 53% increase, according to the report.

D.C. Metro GM appoints new chief operating officer

Joseph Leader will be in charge of rail, bus and paratransit services, effective August 1, and will also provide executive management of Metro Transit Police, parking and support services.

APTA announces Rail Safety & Security Excellence Award winners

Awards, which were presented at the 2016 Rail Conference in Phoenix, recognizes rail systems in North America for their excellence in safety and security programs and operations.

SmartDrive issued new patent for rail triggering tech

The new capability uses sophisticated accelerometer-based technology and integrates with rail vehicle safety systems to detect high-risk maneuvers that fall outside normal operating parameters.

U of Mich. study: Most Americans hesitant toward driverless vehicles

About 46% stated that they would prefer a vehicle with no self-driving capability, while nearly 39% said that they would prefer a partially self-driving vehicle and just under 16% said they would prefer a completely self-driving vehicle.

San Francisco board approves 'black boxes' for all city vehicles

The plan is intended to help prevent pedestrian deaths by reducing speeding and encouraging safe driving. Recently, a paratransit bus struck and killed an 86-year-old woman.

LA Metro taps SmartDrive for video safety across bus, rail fleets

Following the extensive trial of the video safety solution, during which LA Metro noted improvements in rail safety, the agency issued a comprehensive RFP for its bus and rail lines.

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