TSA commends 5 transit agencies for security programs

Virginia Railway Express; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Long Island Railroad; Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit were recognized.

MBTA offers $30 an hour to shovel snow

The transit system shut down completely on Sunday for the storm that dumped 16.2 inches of snow in the city, and rail and bus lines were operating on a limited schedule Monday.

LIRR, NJ TRANSIT temporarily shutdown after separate incidents

In the first incident, a man was hit by a NJ TRANSIT train near the Garfield station with 100 passengers onboard, although there were no injuries. Later in the afternoon, the Port Washington Branch on the LIRR was completely suspended in both directions after an unauthorized person was hit by a train at Flushing-Main Street in Queens.

Rail workers involved in accidents face PTSD, depression

The National Center for Intermodal Transportation surveyed 363 commuter railroad operating employees for a 2011 report and found that 43.6% of them had been involved in at least one critical incident — accidents, near misses, collisions, personal injuries or contact with people or equipment on the tracks. Of those employees, 12.1% reported symptoms consistent with PTSD after the incidents.

Minn. Metro Transit police breaking language barrier

Twenty Metro Transit Police Department officers are taking part in the agency’s first-ever in-house Spanish-language training program, to help officers build rapport with Hispanics and better serve the people they interact with

Bombardier joins Chinese joint venture

The new company will focus on rail transportation communication, signaling and integrated monitoring systems for the Chinese mass transit and light rail markets and be committed to introducing moving-block signaling technology for metro applications.

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