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Laidlaw Inc. Files for Bankruptcy

Management & Operations| July 2, 2001
Laidlaw Inc. is seeking protection from its creditors and has filed petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The company has struggled under mounting debt loads brought on by disastrous investments in U.S. ambulance and hazardous waste disposal industries.

DART President Snoble Resigns to Head L.A. MTA

Management & Operations| June 26, 2001
Roger Snoble, president/CEO of Dallas Area Rapid Transit since 1994, announced his resignation last week to become the CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). He will replace retiring MTA CEO Julian Burke in September.
Rail| June 20, 2001

College Offers Degree in Rail Disasters

A British university is offering the world's first disaster studies degree that will cover such topics as rail crashes and terrorist attacks.
Management & Operations| June 18, 2001

Kentucky First to Implement 511

Last week, the northern Kentucky-Cincinnati metropolitan area became the first region in the country to adopt the 511 traveler information telephone number.
Rail| June 8, 2001

Amtrak to Mortgage Penn Station

To ease some of its $3 billion debt, Amtrak received permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to use a large part of its Pennsylvania Station as collateral for a $300 million loan.
Management & Operations| June 2, 2001

L.A.’s MTA Backs Away from Diesels, Orders More CNGs from NABI

Rejecting an extensively research staff recommendation, the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Agency (LACMTA) voted instead to buy up to 1070 more compressed-natural-gas-powered buses. The vote preserves a decision made last year to buy all alternatively fueled buses.
Rail| May 31, 2001

Subway Company Deletes Scene From Movie

Hong Kong rail operator MTR Corp. asked a local movie maker to cut a ghost scene from her new thriller for fear it would scare away passengers, Reuters reported.
Management & Operations| May 17, 2001

MetroCard Pass Leads to NYC Murder Indictment

A New York City Transit Authority employee was indicted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend after his MetroCard pass traced his whereabouts near the murder scene.

LAMTA Bus Hijacking Kills One, Injures Seven

One person was killed and seven were injured on Wednesday when a shooting suspect hijacked a Los Angeles MTA bus and led police on a two-mile chase through rush hour traffic in downtown L.A.
Management & Operations| April 30, 2001

New Tour Bus Crash Claims 4 Lives

Four students from a Boston-area middle school were killed and more than two dozen others were injured early Friday morning when their tour bus skidded off a highway ramp, rolled several times and landed on its side in Sussex, New Brunswick.

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