Topic : driver safety

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FMCSA awards $2M to N.D. for bus, truck safety

Motorcoach| August 30, 2011
Will fund implementation of an electronic commercial driver's license testing system, compliance reviews, safety audits and thousands of inspections throughout North Dakota.

FRA issues new reg limiting consecutive hours of service

Rail| August 12, 2011
The new rule, based on “fatigue science,” will use fatigue modeling tools and data on human alertness factors and guide the scheduling of train crews to reduce the likelihood of a hazardous work schedule. It includes maximum on-duty periods and minimum off-duty periods for passenger train employees.
Bus| August 10, 2011

Driver not fired for filling out paperwork while driving bus

The driver was caught on video filling out paperwork while rarely touching the wheel during the video's 57 seconds. The video received more than 130,000 hits, since it was posted on YouTube last month.
Bus| August 8, 2011

Washington State enhances transit driver safety monitoring

If all 132 drivers become involved — including the 25 Dial-a-Ride, 60 vanpool and 47 bus drivers — the cost would be anywhere from $132 per month for the basic plan to $462 per month for the more detailed plan.
August 4, 2011

Making the most of a training bus opportunity

During these tough economic times there may be a friend or loved one you know who is waiting to be called to begin a career in transit, perhaps as a bus operator. To make the best of that opportunity, I will provide some information to share with them.
Bus| July 26, 2011

Man who attacked Edmonton bus driver jailed indefinitely

The man pleaded guilty in May 2010 to aggravated assault for punching the driver in the face, pulling him off the bus and stomping his face 15 times during the morning rush hour on Dec. 3, 2009.
Bus| July 20, 2011

Greater Dayton RTA introduces 'Million Mile Club' for safe drivers

When hired, RTA operators receive 48 hours of classroom and on-the-road training. New paratransit operators get an additional 80 hours of training on the road. All operators at RTA also must take a one-day course in which they go through the paces of people with cognitive and physical disabilities.
Bus| June 23, 2011

D.C. Metro bus drivers voice safety concerns

After three incidents in the last two weeks where operators were attacked on their routes, drivers want more transit police officers on buses. Drivers also complained of broken surveillance cameras and radios.
Motorcoach| June 23, 2011

NTSB releases latest ‘Most Wanted List’

Highlights 10 safety issues that impact transportation nationwide, including addressing human fatigue, improving bus occupant safety and requiring image and onboard data recorders.
Motorcoach| June 17, 2011

CVSA to Congress: Lift ban on enroute roadside bus inspections

VP David Palmer testified that this SAFETEA-LU enacted restriction removed a critical tool designed to immediately identify driver and mechanical safety issues.

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