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S.F. Muni, police launch anti-theft campaign

Bus| March 13, 2012
Reminds riders that stations and vehicles are an extension of city streets and require the same level of vigilance. Recent targeting of smart phones and other high-end electronic devices by thieves are the focus of the 2,000-plus public service ads in place on Muni buses and light rail trains.

Grading buses on safety record proposed by N.Y. Sen.

Motorcoach| March 13, 2012
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) proposed that letter grades rating a bus company's safety record be posted inside the bus, at ticket windows and online where people buy their tickets.
Rail| March 7, 2012

Deadly Poland train crash spotlights safety

A collision that killed 16 people and injured more than 50 others has drawn attention to the country’s neglected rail system. The accident happened just as officials are preparing the system to accommodate the Euro 2012 soccer championship.
Bus| March 7, 2012

Poll: Train operators, pilots report most sleep problems

About one-fourth of surveyed train operators admit that sleepiness has affected their job performance at least once a week, compared to about one in six non-transportation workers (17%). One in six train operators (18%) say that they have had a "near miss" due to sleepiness.
Bus| March 6, 2012

Ala. transit agency looks to form police force

The extra protection is a response to some violent incidents, including a nonfatal shooting a few weeks ago.
Motorcoach| March 6, 2012

Driving school linked to Va. bus crash loses license

Prosecutors say the school was getting commercial driver's licenses for people without the necessary skills.
Motorcoach| March 5, 2012

Canadian coach accident kills 2, injures 44

The coach was headed for a local casino. Preliminary indications were that adverse weather could have been a factor
March 1, 2012

Urban and rural transit, different yet similar

National RTAP and its partner organizations, the FTA and the National Tribal Transit Association, will sponsor a national conference on March 18 to 21, 2012 at the Radisson, Fort McDowell Hotel near Scottsdale, Ariz.
Bus| February 29, 2012

Sex crimes go unreported on San Francisco transit

Police documented 95 sex crimes on BART, San Francisco MUNI and Alameda County Transit in 2011. However, experts who study sex crimes on public transit say the numbers are significantly underreported.
Rail| February 28, 2012

Cyclists call on NJ Transit to change policy

Currently only allows cyclists to bring their bicycles onto trains only at stations with high-level platforms.

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