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Understanding the Complexity of Transit Safety

Rail| January 11, 2012
Safe transit systems are the reflection of how well safety has been ingrained into the fabric of systems and multiple sub-systems. When transit systems are not properly aligned, these systems and sub-systems will reach their safety limits, which may lead to catastrophic events.

New fare system in 2013 to reshape TransLink police force duties

Bus| January 11, 2012
With a new fare payment system and fare gates slated to be introduced on its SkyTrain rapid transit system in 2013, British Columbia's TransLink is beginning to explore what will become of its effective police force once the new fare system is introduced.
Rail| January 11, 2012

Edmonton riders to be scanned for explosives

The federally-funded pilot project will modify ticket machines to find potential terrorist threats in a test of technology aimed at boosting safety for commuters without slowing them down with airport-style holdups.
Bus| January 10, 2012

9 of 10 would recommend DART

The survey of more than 3,700 customers was conducted in September both in person and online. It has a margin of error of +/- 1.6%. The survey also reported an 87% general satisfaction compared to 89% in 2010.
Motorcoach| January 9, 2012

Montana coach crash driver going too fast

The driver of a Rimrock Trailways bus collided with a median at approximately 65 to 70 mph, likely causing the vehicle to roll on its side, killing two passengers and injuring 32 others.
Motorcoach| January 6, 2012

Pa. bus carrier ordered to cease and desist

Double Happyness Travel Inc. of Huntingdon Valley, Pa. was operating and selling tickets in violation of a previous agency order to shut down.
Bus| January 4, 2012

NJ Transit, DriveCam extend agreement

In addition to achieving a 54% reduction in collisions since launching program, the agency has seen the frequency of risky driving events per vehicle decrease by 91% and the use of cell phones decrease by 69%, according to the agency.
Rail| December 28, 2011

N.Y. subway riders stuck in train during blizzard sue MTA

Riders were trapped on the train for eight hours with no heat, food, water or bathroom facilities, according to court papers.
Motorcoach| December 27, 2011

FMCSA orders Pa. carrier to cease operations

An extensive review of Double Happyness Travel Inc.’s operations found multiple hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance and controlled substance and alcohol testing violations.
Bus| December 8, 2011

Detroit DOT drivers save buses from fire

Investigators believe a mechanical issue with a bus parked inside a holding annex sparked the blaze.

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