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Drug and alcohol sweep nabs 287 bus, truck drivers

Motorcoach| June 25, 2012
During the two-week sweep, nearly 200 federal investigators examined the drug and alcohol safety records of commercial drivers employed by bus and truck companies, including school bus drivers, interstate passenger carriers, hazardous material transporters and general freight long-haul trucking companies.

Valley Metro considers merging bus contracts

Bus| June 25, 2012
The City of Tempe and the transit system are exploring a “scout program” for bus service unification to operate regional bus service more efficiently, achieve cost savings and improve service to customers.
Rail| June 25, 2012

NYC Transit urges subway riders to safeguard belongings

New posters urge riders to keep a close watch over personal electronic devices, particularly when seated or standing near doors.
Bus| June 25, 2012

Pittsburgh Port Authority adopts $333M balanced budget

Down from $370.2 million total expenses in Fiscal Year 2012. Includes a fare increase set for July 1 and a 35% service reduction scheduled for Sept. 2.
Mobility| June 25, 2012

Innovative traffic solutions proposed for Vermont

Initiatives include real-time ride sharing, transportation demand management, Google Transit, transit tracking, street landscaping and bike sharing.
Bus| June 25, 2012

CUTA names new chair

Bob Paddon came to TransLink in 2001 from Metro Vancouver, bringing expertise in local government, communications, media relations and business administration. He was also part of the Metro Vancouver team that created TransLink.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

47 projects receive TIGER funding

The federal funds are being leveraged with money from private sector partners, states, local governments, metropolitan planning organizations and transit agencies.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

Union notifies COTA of possible strike

Both parties signed more than 25 tentative agreements indicating their approval of negotiated items. Members of TWU then rejected a fact-finder’s report that recommended a resolution of the final article of the contract.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

N. American transportation stats agreement signed

With the new agreement, the U.S., Canada and Mexico intend to increase collection and sharing of commonly understood and comparable transportation data and statistics for data-driven planning and performance measurement to improve cross-border integrated transportation planning and operations.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

Transit app aids blind and disabled riders

OnTheBus hooks into GPS and transit data and alerts the user where and when they need to board, signal and disembark.

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