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OLI: Distractions a factor in rail crossing crashes

Rail| September 29, 2009
These statistics are relevant as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood convenes a September 30-October 1 Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, D.C.

METRO Briefs

Bus| August 26, 2009
Detroit may lay off 113 bus drivers. MBTA defends railroad right-of-way licenses. Suspended Iowa driver returns to work.
Bus| August 6, 2009

CTA adopts zero tolerance policy on phones, texting

Under the new policy, the use of a personal electronic device by bus or rail personnel while operating a CTA vehicle or equipment is a dischargeable offense.
Bus| July 30, 2009

Canadian ATU supports safety shields on buses

Survey shows that 36 percent of transit workers have been physically assaulted during their career. Canadian transit systems reported 1,626 assaults against transit workers in 2007 and reported 2,064 assaults in 2008.
Accessibility| July 29, 2009

MV transitions entire fleet to DriveCam

Started installing system in 2004 under a self-review model, and will now use DriveCam’s Managed Services Program in all vehicles.
Rail| July 21, 2009

Driver blacked out in S.F. Muni rail crash

Driver had turned off automatic controls beforehand. Dozens injured. NTSB leading investigation.
Rail| July 8, 2009

D.C. Metro operator suspended for texting

Video recorded by passenger and posted online caught driver with cell phone while behind the wheel.
Bus| May 28, 2009

GreenRoad raises $15M in growth funding

DAG Ventures, a venture capital investment partnership, led the round with participation from existing investors Benchmark Capital, Virgin Green Fund, Amadeus Capital and Balderton Capital.
Bus| April 14, 2009

Canadian ATU wants changes to Criminal Code

Bill C-314 attempts to amend the Criminal Code to protect public transportation workers, by increasing the punishment for aggravated assault when the victim is a public transportation worker.
Management & Operations| February 5, 2009

Agencies Take Steps to Protect Drivers

Audio, video camera systems and driver partitions ideas being addressed.

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