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WMATA pulls 3000-Series trains after door malfunction

Rail| May 22, 2019

The incident, which happened after the train left the station on Sunday afternoon, was captured on video by a rider.

Siemens, Atlanta Streetcar form techical, digital service partnership

Rail| February 14, 2018

Under the partnership, Siemens will provide technical support and materials for all preventative and corrective maintenance related to the streetcars.

Motorcoach| November 15, 2017

NTSB: Lack of oversight, sleep-deprived driver led to 2016 Calif. bus crash

A motorcoach operated by Fresno-based Autobuses Coordinados USA Inc., traveling from Los Angeles to Modesto on State Route 99, drifted out of its travel lanes, striking a barrier system and a highway signpost shortly after 3 a.m., Aug. 2, 2016, near Livingston, Calif.

Rail| August 9, 2017

NY MTA reveals lack of manpower to fix subway issues

During an oversight meeting, N.Y. MTA officials revealed that the agency needs hundreds of skilled maintenance workers to fix the outdated system.

Management & Operations| November 7, 2016

Report questions federal oversight of WMATA

The latest inspector general report found that even though the FTA has established safety performance criteria and set safety standards for WMATA, they are limited and unenforceable, which is hindering the agency’s ability to maximize its safety oversight.

Rail| August 8, 2016

NTSB briefs Congress on limited investigation of WMATA derailment

The train derailed at an interlocking about 50 feet from the East Falls Church station platform. Approximately 75 passengers were evacuated to the wayside and onto the station platform. The trailing truck of the fourth railcar and the leading truck from the fifth railcar derailed.

Motorcoach| May 10, 2016

FTA threatens to withhold D.C Metro funding

The threat came just days after Metro officials announced a yearlong plan to overhaul the ailing subway system and two days after a third-rail explosion had thrown metal shards onto the platform at the Federal Center station.

Security and Safety | December 16, 2015

FTA adds 217 unresolved issues for D.C. Metro to address

The unresolved safety findings cover nearly every aspect of Metro’s rail operations: maintenance, training, derailments, emergency egress, evacuations, fires, red signal violations and workplace issues.

Management & Operations| July 10, 2014

Grand jury report faults Calif.'s SMART oversight

At the outset of the economic recession, the rail agency failed to be inform voters about risks to its tax revenue projections.
Government Issues| January 29, 2014

Jacobs to provide monitoring, tech assistance for FRA grant, loans

The five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award task order contract, awarded by the Volpe Center, has a maximum order limit of $70 million.
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