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Feds label 26 Pa. coach carriers ‘higher risk’

Motorcoach| June 7, 2011
Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System identified the operators as risky after incidents or investigation showed they exceeded acceptable benchmarks in at least one of five areas: Unsafe driving, driver fatigue, driver fitness, drivers operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and vehicle maintenance.

Senators urge greater bus safety standards

Motorcoach| June 7, 2011
In a letter to U.S. DOT Sec. Ray LaHood, six U.S. Senators pushed for quick implementation of safety standards to prevent fatigued bus drivers from getting behind the wheel after last week’s bus crash in Virginia.
June 3, 2011

Hide-and-seek behind bus mirrors and A-pillars

Bus operators should never drive solely for the moment, but also for what's ahead in their future. As professionals, they are responsible for conducting a SAFE turn, consisting of a safe approach, entry and exit of an intersection.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

First Transit paratransit driver rewarded for 10 years of safe driving

Jesse Estrada has driven more than 262,500 miles and safely transported more than 73,631 passengers throughout the city of Watsonville and around the County of Santa Cruz.
Bus| March 10, 2011

Vancouver union, transit push for more female bus driver protection

Coast Mountain Bus Co., TransLink and the Metro Vancouver bus drivers' union are working together to stop assaults on female bus drivers, by calling for tougher sentences and stronger legislation, and installing cameras, GPS systems and assault alarms on buses.
February 3, 2011

Putting bus mirror misconceptions to rest

Any way you want to label them, bus "convex" and "real view" mirror discussions generate as much passion as who was the better centerfielder in New York: Mantle, Mays or DiMaggio. Let's put a few misconceptions about these mirrors to rest and get the best use out of them.
Rail| January 18, 2011

Allegheny Port Authority fires LRT operator

Although Port Authority officials deny the firing of the employee, a grievance has been filed by the local Amalgamated Transit Union on the operator's behalf.
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| November 23, 2010

MVTA launches 'Driver Assist System'

The system provides a high-accuracy GPS-based position of the bus within the authorized shoulders and gives feedback to drivers through physical and visual enhancements.
Bus| October 21, 2010

N.C. transit bus drivers complain about lack of breaks

High-seniority Chapel Hill Transit drivers said that their issues with a lack of sufficient time to take restroom and lunch breaks have not been adequately answered. Transit director says drivers are able to stop along the route at the authorized restroom stops.

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