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U.S. DOT launches online 'Distracted Driving' videos

Bus| November 16, 2010
The series features people from across the country who have been injured or lost loved ones in distracted driving crashes. In 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and 500,000 were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver.

Dallas to debut level boarding at all rail stations

Accessibility| October 26, 2010
This transition follows two-and-a-half years of construction and station closures. Special use platforms or "high blocks," which have served persons with disabilities and mobility challenges since the rail system opened in 1996, also will be removed from service, as these passengers begin utilizing the low-floor center doors in each train's center section.
Bus| October 25, 2010

San Diego MTS taps Apollo for mobile surveillance

The contract also includes Vehicle Information Management software, which will supply MTS with vehicle status reports, event logs, on-demand video clip retrieval and automated downloads of event video.
Rail| September 22, 2010

N.Y. introduces real-time surveillance

The $200 million midtown surveillance program has 700 cameras that can be monitored and controlled from a command center.
Accessibility| September 20, 2010

appsFX releases zero-tolerance distracted driving app

While LifeSaver is engaged, based on the user/administrator pre-set notifications, the phone will vibrate, the screen will flash and specified audio will play alerting the driver that LifeSaver is protecting them.
Bus| September 15, 2010

LaHood sets agenda for 2nd Distracted Driving Summit

Building on the success of last year's summit, Secretary LaHood will convene leading transportation officials, safety advocates, law enforcement, industry representatives, researchers and victims affected by distraction-related crashes to address challenges and identify opportunities for national anti-distracted driving efforts.
Rail| September 10, 2010

Federal rail safety committee holds first meeting

The advisory group was created to guide FTA safety rulemakings when the Obama administration's Public Transportation Safety Program Act of 2009 becomes law.
Bus| September 9, 2010

Operational Efficiency through Security Technology

Recent advances in the world of mobile surveillance increase public safety while allowing transit agencies to improve incident response, reduce risk and save money.
Rail| August 31, 2010

Smiths wins D.C. Metro anti-terrorism contract

PROTECT and FirstView allow transit authorities to monitor multiple chemical warfare sensors, distribute command and control responsibilities among agencies, and integrate Metro's hundreds of cameras into a manageable system.
Rail| August 12, 2010

ENSCO wins $24M FRA contract

Will perform engineering and operations services to support the development and application of advanced research and technologies for enhanced rail safety.

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