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Cab Signaling Might Have Prevented U.K. Crash — Report

Rail| November 11, 1999
The U.K. rail inspectorate’s first official report has indicated that Britain’s deadliest train crash in a decade could have been prevented by a modern automatic train protection system that would have stopped one of the trains in the crash from proceeding past a red signal light.

More Integrated Fare Systems Due?

Management & Operations| November 9, 1999
With its MetroCard, New York became the first multimodal system in North America to implement a retrofitted integrated fare collection technology that could be used on both its bus and rail systems.
Rail| October 18, 1999

Talgo’s Newest Trainsets Tested Under New FRA Safety Rules

Talgo has announced it has successfully tested its newest generation of passenger railcars at the U.S. DOT’s Transportation Technology Center facility in Pueblo, Colo.
Management & Operations| October 9, 1999

APTA Expo 99 Preview: Linton to Leave FTA -- Presided Over Transit Boom

Gordon Linton, the longest serving Federal Transit Administrator, has announced he will leave the FTA at the end of this month to form a transportation consulting and innovative financing firm.
Management & Operations| August 25, 1999

Orange County Picks Laidlaw in Huge Bus Ops Contract

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in California awarded Laidlaw Transit Services Inc., based in Overland Park, Kans., a five-year, $93 million contract.
Management & Operations| August 24, 1999

WABCO Postpones Planned Merger with MotivePower

Westinghouse Air Brake Company announced that it has postponed its planned announcement to merge with MotivePower Industries.
Management & Operations| August 13, 1999

British Policy Tide Shifting Toward Public Transport

Bolstered by several new reports, the British government says its new polices have begun to show material results in favor of public transport.
Management & Operations| August 10, 1999

Will the EU Change Transport Policies in Commission Shuffle?

Ever since Romano Prodi, president-designate of the European Commission, announced his choices for the new European Commissioners and the restructuring of the commission bureaucracy itself, EU-watchers have wondered what will happen to Union policies and programs affecting transport.
Rail| August 6, 1999

India State Railway Investigates Collision’s Cause

Nearly 2,500 people were on board two passenger trains earlier this week when one was inexplicably diverted onto another track, causing the trains to collide head-on at about 60 mph.
Management & Operations| August 6, 1999

Volvo Buys Scania as World Bus Industry Continues to Consolidate

The number of bus companies in the world continues to get smaller as Volvo has announced that it has acquired the other Swedish bus builder Scania.

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