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Houston officer rescues woman from oncoming D.C. train

Rail| January 21, 2009
Due to his quick actions, the 68-year-old Nashville, Tenn. woman was not seriously injured.

L.A. Metro continues safety campaign

Rail| January 21, 2009
Agency's effort is intended to educate Eastside residents on safety around the light rail trains when service begins this summer.
Rail| January 16, 2009

CTA’s initiative yields improved on-time performance

Big gaps between buses – measured by arrivals that are either double the scheduled headway or 15 minutes between buses – have decreased by 31 percent since fall 2007, and the number of buses arriving within one minute or less of buses ahead has decreased by 24 percent.
Rail| January 15, 2009

Rail group forms to advocate investment

OneRail Coalition, brings passenger and freight rail stakeholders together for the first time, to bridge the goals of expanding intercity and commuter passenger and rail options across the country.
Accessibility| January 9, 2009

Rep. Oberstar proposes $15B for transit

The proposal would provide funding for "ready-to-go" projects, including: $12.5 billion for public transportation, $3.4 billion for high-speed and intercity rail and $1.5 billion for Amtrak.
Management & Operations| January 9, 2009

BC Transit renews agreement with Nova Bus

The 115 transit buses will be assembled in the new Nova Bus plant in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Accessibility| January 8, 2009

Technology's impact has multiple dimensions and challenges

As we look to expand the industry and procure new equipment to meet the growing demand for public transportation, governments and agencies must fund the talent side of our growing need.
Rail| January 7, 2009

SEPTA to pilot ‘QuietRide’ on select cars

Passengers will be asked to set cell phones on vibrate or mute and refrain from making or taking calls, wear headphones when listening to audio devices and keep conversations to a minimum using a low voice.
Accessibility| January 7, 2009

METRO Briefs

Rail firm accused in L.A. crash. FMCSA steps up operator vetting system. USF developing device to help disabled riders.
Rail| January 7, 2009

Chicago Transit, car sharing co. debut joint smart card

Customers signing up for membership with I-GO Car Sharing will be given the option to participate in the program and link the I-GO membership to a Chicago Card Plus.

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