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N.Y. jury awards bus crash victims $2.25M

Motorcoach| March 10, 2010
The accident, which occurred in New York in 2005, killed four people.

King County steps up tunnel security

Bus| February 16, 2010
Metro and the Sheriff's Office will assign at least one deputy to each of Metro's five tunnel stations during operating hours.
Management & Operations| February 9, 2010

Positive Train Control CPU

The MicroLok II VitalNet CPU, a Positive Train Control (PTC) central processing unit, provides Vital PTC compatibility that enables Ansaldo STS USA's customers to leverage existing and new MicroLok II wayside signaling investments in concert with PTC implementation. An existing MicroLok II CPU board is easily exchanged with a VitalNet CPU board, providing a PTC-ready interface.
Motorcoach| January 26, 2010

Feds ban texting for bus, truck drivers

Action is the result of the U.S. DOT's interpretation of standing rules. Drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750.
University| January 25, 2010

Ind. agency hopes to increase security at U. stops

Decision follows attack of two University of Notre Dame students who were waiting for a bus.
Bus| January 13, 2010

Taking the distractions out of driving

Why do we allow ourselves to be distracted? Most often it's because we're impatient and lose focus on the road conditions around us. However, when we drive regularly (and some of us do it for a living), we also develop a trait called "muscle memory." Or in other words, our minds are simply driving on "auto pilot" and not actively concentrating on driving. The result is boredom.
Rail| January 12, 2010

N.Y. to boost efforts to curb sexual harassment on subway

Although numbers reported reflect success combating sexual harassment on New York's subway system, advocates and police officials agree those numbers may not tell the whole story.
Accessibility| January 5, 2010

MARTA revises distraction avoidance start date

Policy will apply to nearly every MARTA employee — including bus, rail and Mobility van operators who carry passengers.
Rail| December 29, 2009

Conn. puts $6M into Positive Train Control system

The funding will pay for the preliminary engineering work necessary for a PTC system, which the federal government has mandated be in widespread use by 2015.
Motorcoach| December 28, 2009

Mixed results for Operation Safe Driver campaign

Despite some improvements, results also showed an increase in moving traffic warnings and citations for all drivers, which shows more work is needed to educate both passenger and commercial vehicle drivers about operating their vehicles more safely.

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