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Smiths wins D.C. Metro anti-terrorism contract

Rail| August 31, 2010
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.

ENSCO wins $24M FRA contract

Rail| August 12, 2010
Will perform engineering and operations services to support the development and application of advanced research and technologies for enhanced rail safety.
Motorcoach| July 12, 2010

NTSB releases bus safety recommendations

Issued to NHTSA, new suggestions replace existing standards, stress need for continued improvements.
Rail| July 6, 2010

10 states required to improve highway-rail grade crossing safety

Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Ohio and Texas required to identify specific solutions for improving safety at crossings, including highway-rail grade crossing closures or grade separations, and must focus on crossings that have experienced multiple accidents or are at high risk for such accidents.
Rail| July 6, 2010

FRA offering $50K grant for train crew study

Study to focus on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Distress Disorder, conditions frequently suffered by train crews after being involved in collisions at highway-rail grade crossings or trespass incidents involving pedestrians.
Motorcoach| May 28, 2010

FMCSA, CVSA, others to conduct 'Roadcheck' in June

Last year, 9,683 CVSA and FMCSA certified inspectors at 2,145 locations across North America performed a record 72,255 truck and bus inspections. Of that total, there were 56,486 NAS Level I inspections.
Motorcoach| May 27, 2010

FMCSA names 8 to safety advisory committee

Established by Congress in 2006, the MCSAC is charged with providing information, advice and recommendations to the FMCSA on motor carrier safety programs and regulations.
Motorcoach| April 28, 2010

Hersman testifies on oversight of motor carrier safety

Hersman noted that the two most important factors related to safe motor carrier operations are the condition of the vehicles and the performance of the drivers.
Motorcoach| April 13, 2010

Paying The Price For Going Rogue

In light of recent motorcoach collisions caused by unsafe operators, federal agencies and one state in particular are concentrating their efforts to get the bad guys off the road.
Motorcoach| March 30, 2010

Greyhound honors driver with 31-year safety record

Nearly 300 of Greyhound's more than 3,000 drivers have operated their big intercity buses for at least 20 years without causing an accident or incident, and 170 of them have logged 30 years or more of safe driving

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