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Port Authority NY/NJ debuts cellphone service in underground stations

Rail| November 7, 2018

Phased-in connectivity from major cell phone carriers will continue over the course of the rest of the year and into early 2019.

MBTA trolley driver fired for using cellphone during 2017 crash

Security and Safety | February 8, 2018

In an MBTA Transit Police affidavit filed in Dorchester District Court, investigators said the driver told authorities he reached into his backpack to “take a quick peek” at his phone shortly before the Dec. 29 crash.

Security and Safety | November 9, 2017

SFMTA launches distracted driving campaign

The agency is crowdsourcing data collection to determine how distracted driving impacts the city's communities.

Management & Operations| April 12, 2017

D.C. Metro fires 20 train, bus operators for policy violations

The employees were terminated for violating drug and alcohol abuse, and cell phone policies.

Management & Operations| November 8, 2016

LA Metro makes T-Mobile cell service available on Red, Purple Lines

In addition to regular cellular service, emergency 911 calls can also be made by Metro riders. In the event of an emergency, riders are reminded to first contact the train operator via the emergency intercom system located on board trains and on station platforms.

Security and Safety | November 7, 2016

Fed review finds numerous safety violations on NJ Transit commuter rail

Violations include trains stopping too close to each other and workers using cell phones when they shouldn't have.

Rail| October 5, 2016

NTSB retrieves data, video recorders from NJ Transit train crash

During a press briefing, NTSB officials said they expect the recorders will be able to provide investigators with “speed information, throttle positions, braking system information and about 100 other parameters.”

Rail| September 26, 2016

Calif. SMART policy proposes cellphone ban onboard trains

The proposed ban highlights debate over the use of cellphones in public spaces for work or leisure purposes, and the annoyance many feel at being roped into someone else’s conversation.

Rail| August 24, 2016

Sound Transit adding cell service in light rail tunnels

Cell service providers in Seattle can access the system through license agreements with Mobilitie, which is funding and maintaining the network under an agreement with Sound Transit.

Rail| April 4, 2016

MBTA Conductors receive iPhones to keep passengers informed

The smartphones are programmed with apps specially designed by Keolis with data on schedules, on-time performance and service disruptions.

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