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NHTSA, FRA launch rail crossing safety campaign

Rail| April 19, 2019

In 2018 alone, 270 people were killed at railroad crossings.

Larrousse head of National Transit Institute dies

Management & Operations| December 4, 2018

He took pride in visiting transit stations throughout the world and enjoyed sharing his “obligatory transit pictures."

Security and Safety | July 9, 2018

Truck driver involved in Canadian bus crash charged

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was working for the trucking company for about a month prior to the fatal collision.

Mobility| March 27, 2018

Waymo CEO confident his tech would have avoided deadly AV crash

John Krafcik said that in the case of pedestrians or pedestrians with a bicycle, “we have a lot of confidence that our technology would be robust and would be able to handle situations like that one."

Mobility| March 19, 2018

Driverless Uber vehicle strikes, kills Ariz. woman

The vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human safety driver at the wheel when it struck the woman, who was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, according to area police.

Security and Safety | July 26, 2017

Driver’s actions led to Metro-North grade crossing collision, NTSB finds

The SUV driver died, along with five passengers on the train, in the Feb. 3, 2015, accident. The rail passengers were killed when 343 feet of the third rail, which powers the train, penetrated the floor of the first train car and struck passengers.

Security and Safety | May 30, 2017

Man stabs 3 on Portland TriMet train

The rampage, unlike anything that’s happened in Portland, stunned city leaders, with many in the community mourning the loss of two people they viewed as heroes for their selfless acts.

Management & Operations| April 20, 2017

Pace mourns death of Bolton, former deputy exec. director

He passed away in the early hours of April 15, 2017, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 69.

Security and Safety | February 24, 2017

Calgary Transit considering banning headphones at light rail stations

Earlier in the week, a 30-year-old man was struck by a train near a station, with investigators believing he was wearing headphones and distracted by his cellphone.

Management & Operations| February 15, 2017

WTC Oculus safety improvements possible following death of woman

Jenny Santos plunged from the C1 level escalator early Saturday morning as she was grabbing her twin sister's hat. She was brought to Bellevue Hospital and pronounced dead.

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