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SEPTA investigating railroad car fire

Rail| November 5, 2009
The engineer reported heavy smoke aboard the train, and a full evacuation was immediately ordered. Within minutes of the safe evacuation of all passengers and the train crew, the lead car was fully engulfed in flames. A nearby Regional Rail train adjacent to the one on fire was also safely evacuated.

U.S. DOT, FCC join to combat distracted driving

Bus| November 5, 2009
Officials from the U.S. DOT and FCC will establish a working group to evaluate technology-based solutions to the problem of distracted driving and will coordinate consumer outreach and education.
Bus| November 2, 2009

S.F. Muni's Dougherty wins safety award

The National Safety Council helps prevent injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
Rail| October 27, 2009

Md. to begin police security checkpoints at stations

Screenings can potentially involve the check of luggage, packages, or other carry-on items customers may have in their possession.
Bus| October 26, 2009

Delaware's DART invests in solar-powered stops, shelters

Agency installs its solar powered bus shelters where the shelter may lie outside the municipal electric power grid, and because the connection and electric usage costs are prohibitive.
Bus| October 9, 2009

DART to test safe turning program, eliminate detours

Changes for turning procedures on downtown Des Moines routes involve maximum speed of 5 mph throughout any left or right turn and a complete stop in the middle of turning before the bus crosses the second crosswalk.
Rail| August 6, 2009

FRA awards $1M grant to Operation Lifesaver

OLI's initiatives include State Assistance Programs, which provide grants to individual state programs that support railroad safety awareness programs, training and education programs for presenters, and communications programs.
Rail| July 16, 2009

FRA proposes rule for PTC systems

Positive Train Control technology is capable of automatically controlling train speeds and movements should a locomotive engineer fail to take appropriate action.
Motorcoach| June 4, 2009

NTSB: Protect passengers with seat belts

Public confidence in the safety of the motorcoach industry is a key to its continued success, said Rosenker.
Rail| May 19, 2009

Metrolink awards inward-facing camera contract

The cameras will record all engineer and other staff activity for forensic and investigative purposes and is designed to serve as a deterrent to the type of unauthorized activities that were revealed at the NTSB's hearing on last fall's Chatsworth collision.

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