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N.Y. bus drivers to face firing for cell phone offenses

Bus| December 23, 2010
Under the new policy, drivers caught talking on the phone just once could face dismissal, while in the past, drivers with good records could get several violations before being fired.

Rugged Notebook

Accessibility| November 29, 2010
The new Algiz XRW rugged notebook is a rugged laptop with a 10.1-inch widescreen featuring sunlight-readable MaxView screen technology, and a 2 GHz Intel Atom processor.
Bus| November 29, 2010

Minn.'s Metro transit union balks at cell phone policy

The clash stems from two recent incidents, which ended up in arbitration following the disciplining of drivers.
Bus| September 15, 2010

LaHood sets agenda for 2nd Distracted Driving Summit

Building on the success of last year's summit, Secretary LaHood will convene leading transportation officials, safety advocates, law enforcement, industry representatives, researchers and victims affected by distraction-related crashes to address challenges and identify opportunities for national anti-distracted driving efforts.
Accessibility| July 27, 2010

2nd National Distracted Driving Summit scheduled

At this year's event, experts from around the country will explore accomplishments since the first summit, as well as the many challenges that lie ahead. Key topics will include research, technology, policy, public outreach and best practices in enforcement.
Rail| April 28, 2010

Metro-North selects team of national wireless carriers

The team of carriers, which was selected through a competitive process, consists of Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, AT&T and T-Mobile.
Rail| October 16, 2009

D.C. expands subway station cell phone service

Wireless contract is expected to generate approximately $25 million for Metro during the initial 15-year contract and an additional $27 million during the five, two-year renewal terms.
Motorcoach| September 25, 2009

Safety Advocates file petition to curb cell use

Study found that texting increased the risk of a safety-critical driving event for truck drivers by 23.2 times. Another study conducted in 2006 found that drivers using cell phones failed to stop at stop signs 10 times more often than drivers not using cell phones.
Bus| September 21, 2009

Cleveland RTA bans employees cell phone use

Cell phones can only be used when the operator is on layover, the vehicle is stopped, the parking brake is set, and they have left the driver’s seat. The same rules apply if an operator has to use a personal cell phone to contact a dispatcher.
Bus| September 4, 2009

Long Beach Transit available on Google Transit

Transit planning information is also accessible by cellular phones, such as iPhone, Blackberry, WindowsMobile, S60, and other Java enabled phones.

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