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Md. shuts down entire subway system for emergency repairs

Management & Operations| February 12, 2018

After weekend inspections, it was determined the entire system will need to remain closed for up to four weeks.

MBTA trolley driver fired for using cellphone during 2017 crash

Security and Safety | February 8, 2018

In an MBTA Transit Police affidavit filed in Dorchester District Court, investigators said the driver told authorities he reached into his backpack to “take a quick peek” at his phone shortly before the Dec. 29 crash.

February 6, 2018

Training Bus Documentation…Just the Facts, Please!

I will be touching on the importance of proper documentation with regard to the basic skills performance of the student bus operator on the training bus.

Security and Safety | January 30, 2018

Paris taking new steps to combat sexual harassment

Will allow men and women to be dropped off anywhere they want on 10 late-night bus lines, add 650 plainclothes officers, and more.

Security and Safety | January 10, 2018

Amtrak names new EVP/chief safety officer

Ken Hylander will report directly to President/CEO Richard Anderson and be responsible for implementing a proven Safety Management System at Amtrak.

Government Issues| January 8, 2018

New Flyer, FTA partner for L.A. Metro research project

The project team is responsible for evaluation of cost-effectiveness and practicality of selected collision-mitigation solutions.

Security and Safety | January 4, 2018

Feds say railroads must meet PTC deadline

The implementation of PTC was postponed by Congress, which extended a deadline to have the systems in place from 2015 until December of this year and left open the possibility of an additional extension to 2020.

December 27, 2017

Add 'Cheese' to Ensure Safe Bus Operations

I suspect you may be wondering what cheese has to do with safety? The connection is not so obvious. At least it wasn’t for me, until Steven Dallman of the Transportation Safety Institute introduced me to the work of Dr. James Reason and his Swiss Cheese Model of system failure.

Security and Safety | December 21, 2017

Gov. Cuomo directs MTA, Port Authority to heighten holiday season security

Additional personnel and security equipment will be deployed by state agencies, including rapid radiation response trucks, bomb-detecting canines, an increased heavily armed presence, enhanced surveillance, and rapid response vehicles at all high-profile locations.

Technology| December 4, 2017

Safe Fleet acquires MobileView

MobileView is a provider of mobile surveillance and video management solutions to more than 35,000 transit bus and rail vehicles in the U.S.

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