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Calif. association shapes new ‘party bus’ law

Motorcoach| November 14, 2012
If there will be alcohol served on motorcoaches or party buses as well as riders under the legal drinking age, a designee over the age of 25 from the group of passengers must be appointed who will be responsible for any “reasonably forseeable” injuries or property damage.

Pub Perspective: Begin next authorization preparation now

Accessibility| September 24, 2012
A lot will be dictated by the outcome of the election, which is also why we need to start making, or rather restating, the case for public transportation investment.
Rail| September 21, 2012

California has a high-speed rail project

California’s state legislature authorized the first sale of $4.6 billion of the $9 billion voter-approved 2008 Proposition 1A High-Speed Rail (HSR) bonds. That matches and commits the state’s $3.4 billion federal HSR stimulus grant.
Accessibility| June 29, 2012

Congress approves 2-year transportation bill

Under the agreement, federal transportation funding will continue at roughly $54 billion a year, with public transportation funds set at $8.36 billion in FY2012, $8.47 billion in FY 2013 and $8.595 billion in FY 2014.
Bus| April 18, 2012

Nonprofit's interest in public transit could break gridlock

While no substitute, this nongovernment, non-federal approach could be a welcome alternative strategy to the slow progress of reauthorization of federal policy on Capitol Hill.
Motorcoach| February 22, 2012

Legislative and Regulatory Update

A whole host of new regulations and possible legislation are on the horizon for motorcoach operators. METRO spoke to the ABA's Norm Littler and UMA's Ken Presley to find out the latest on some of the issues.
Accessibility| November 9, 2011

2-year transportation bill unanimously passed by EPW

The legislation maintains funding at current levels, reforms the nation's transportation programs to make them more efficient and provides robust assistance for transportation projects under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program to leverage state, local and private-sector funding, according to the EPW.
Motorcoach| April 6, 2011

Shuster introduces 'BUSES' safety bill

The "Bus Uniform Standards and Enhanced Safety (BUSES) Act of 2011" to increase safety and strengthen the U.S. DOT's oversight and ability to set uniform safety standards on new and existing buses and motorcoaches.
Motorcoach| March 2, 2011

Senators to reintroduce motorcoach safety bill

The pair planned on making the announcement Wednesday, which was the fourth anniversary of the Bluffton (Ohio) University baseball team bus crash that killed seven.
Rail| January 24, 2011

FRA continues effort to improve safety at rail crossings

Prevention strategies include expanded educational outreach through OLI and the development of community action plans in concert with greater law enforcement action. Recommendations for railroad station safety include providing audible and visual warnings of approaching trains, station and platform structural improvements and, where feasible, fences to prohibit access to railroad tracks.

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