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Oregon DOT named in tour bus crash lawsuit

Motorcoach| April 9, 2013
Follows a coach crash last December that killed nine and injured 38. Claims of ODOT’s negligence include failure to equip the stretch of Interstate 84 with barriers strong enough to prevent the bus from leaving the roadway and not adequately plowing and sanding the freeway.

Calif. HSR wins legal battle

Rail| March 6, 2013
A Sacramento County judge upheld the California High-Speed Rail Authority's environmental-review process for the controversial rail project in spite of an effort by Peninsula-area cities to stop it.
Rail| January 30, 2013

Calif. HSRA, city settle lawsuit over route

The rail authority agreed to consider the city's concerns about the route options in and around the city and cover up to $300,000 of the city's legal fees associated with the lawsuit. The settlement removes one hurdle from construction plans this year on the first segment in Madera and Fresno counties.
Bus| January 14, 2013

Chicago RTA accuses airlines of dodging millions in taxes

Agency alleged that United Airlines and American Airlines operate rarely-occupied offices in Sycamore, Ill. that they use to avoid paying higher taxes from their actual offices in Chicago, and that these operations have deprived Chicago and Cook County taxpayers, as well as public transportation agencies, of nearly $300 million over the last seven years.
Bus| January 14, 2013

Chicago RTA tax fairness video

Chicago Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) alleged that United Airlines and American Airlines operate offices in Sycamore, Ill. that they use to avoid paying higher taxes from their actual offices in Chicago.  The RTA alleged that these operations have deprived Chicago and Cook County taxpayers, as well as public transportation agencies, of nearly $300 million over the last seven years.

Motorcoach| January 8, 2013

2 Ore. coach crash survivors file lawsuit

The passengers, exchange students from South Korea, allege that the driver was tired, drove too fast on a road with patches of snow and ice, and ignored warnings from riders.
Rail| November 7, 2012

Talgo sues Gov. Walker, Wisconsin

Train manufacturer claims it does not have to deliver two new train sets. The point of contention goes back to last year, when the state didn’t pay the $4.6 million Talgo claimed it was owed for ongoing work on the trains. The parties disagreed on who would pay to test the trains.
Bus| May 31, 2012

N.Y. transit workers allowed to wear religious head coverings

N.Y. MTA will allow Sikh and Muslim employees to wear religious head coverings while operating buses and railcars, reversing a policy enforced by the transit system following 9/11.
Rail| February 29, 2012

Class action suit filed following VIA derailment

The same law firm led a class-action lawsuit against Via Rail and CN after a derailment in 1999 that killed two crew members and sent 77 passengers and crew to the hospital.
Rail| October 27, 2011

Lawsuit claims L.A. Metro light rail project broke law

Crenshaw Subway Coalition is alleging that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Crenshaw Line rail project violated environmental and civil rights provisions.

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