NTSB briefs Congress on limited investigation of WMATA derailment

The train derailed at an interlocking about 50 feet from the East Falls Church station platform. Approximately 75 passengers were evacuated to the wayside and onto the station platform. The trailing truck of the fourth railcar and the leading truck from the fifth railcar derailed.

Grande West's Vicinity bus passes Altoona Testing

The 30-foot bus was tested for the maximum allowable 12- year durability testing.

WSP | PB clients win 5 TIGER grants

The awards focus on capital projects that generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation for communities, both urban and rural.

FRA final rule requires rail systems to identify, reduce safety risks

The rule will help prevent potential safety problems from escalating and resulting in incidents, injuries or deaths.

FTA rule to improve bus testing, safety, reliability

Existing procedures used by the FTA Bus Testing Facility will largely remain intact, but data generated will be used to apply a new 100-point scoring system to tested buses, making it easier to compare similarly sized bus models from different manufacturers.

Officials have yet to launch Rio's $3 billion subway for Olympics

Despite a massive investment, the new subway ends 8 miles short of the Athletes' Village, so riders heading to Olympic venues will have to take a bus.

U.S. DOT makes $199M available for PTC implementation

The grants, which will be selected by the FRA and awarded and administered by the FTA, will help commuter railroads implement PTC, which prevents accidents and saves lives.

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