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Federal rail safety committee holds first meeting

Rail| September 10, 2010
The advisory group was created to guide FTA safety rulemakings when the Obama administration's Public Transportation Safety Program Act of 2009 becomes law.

Operational Efficiency through Security Technology

Bus| September 9, 2010
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.
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.

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