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Train derailments on the rise

Rail| April 1, 2001
The number of train derailments—like the recent Amtrak accident in Iowa that killed one person and injured 96 others—increased by about 20% over the past four years.

D.C. transit caters to students

Management & Operations| April 1, 2001
A new pass that allows students to ride the Metrobus and Metrorail to get to school has been introduced in the nation’s capital.
Rail| April 1, 2001

Transit newspaper distributed at Montreal stations

The Montreal Urban Community Transit Corp. (MUCTC) began distributing a free transit-system newspaper at 65 of its stations.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Airline service shortages may present opportunities for motorcoach operators

Significant opportunities for the motorcoach industry arise when airline service is impacted by labor actions, said American Bus Association President Peter Pantuso.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

AGTA to hold fall meeting during BusCon

For the first year, the Airport Ground Transportation Association (AGTA) is officially holding its annual fall meeting in conjunction with the BusCon trade show.
Rail| April 1, 2001

Commuter rail projects boom, ridership grows 5.2%, says APTA

The opening of Seattle’s Sound Transit last year made it the 14th commuter rail operation since 1988 and the first time the city has seen such service in about 60 years.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Lynx installs TV monitors

Television monitors showing news, route information and advertisements may soon become a familiar sight on transit buses around major U.S. cities.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

NTSB warns of potential brake problem

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is advising motorcoach operators to inspect all buses equipped with automatic slack adjusters manufactured by Haldex Brake Products for fractured or disconnected control arms.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Cedar Rapids switches to biodiesel

Five Seasons Transportation & Parking in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is fueling its fleet of 60 city buses with biodiesel.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Bus Technology Conference highlights latest technology advances

The bus industry got a chance to discuss some of the latest technological advances, including alternative fuel, power systems and non-bus technologies, at METRO’s Bus Technology Conference.

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