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April 10, 2014
NJ Transit safety review spurred by Metro-North crash

The agency’s executive director says she doesn't believe safety has taken a backseat at the agency, but that the review is necessary. However, a union representative says that the system does not emphasize safety.



Foxx to tout transportation investment on bus tour

Secretary Foxx’s tour will include visits to manufacturers, bridges, freight facilities, and highway projects in an effort to raise awareness of America’s infrastructure deficit.



Central Texas' high-capacity transit plan wins innovation award

The Project Connect plan projects include regional rail, bus rapid transit, urban rail, managed lanes and other high-capacity modes.


Colo. BRT project controls growth, cultivates development

In addition to improving mobility in the region, Fort Collins, Colo.-based Transfort’s new BRT route, the MAX, will help manage growth and spur economic development.


Metro-North engineer in fatal derailment had sleep apnea, NTSB says

The NTSB's investigation discovered during a post-accident sleep evaluation that William Rockefeller Jr. had "severe obstructive sleep apnea," according to documents released Monday.


NTSB offering rail investigation seminar

"Rail Transit Party Process Training," which will be held on April 30, is to provide information to help participants in investigations better understand the procedures and the processes involved so they can work more effectively with the NTSB.


U.S. workforce development webinar educates railcar manufacturers

The companies, preparing to submit proposals to Amtrak and the California High Speed Rail Authority, are competing for a multibillion dollar contract to manufacture 43 state-of-the-art high speed “train sets."

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Apple Transportation Program Stuck in Past

For years, Steve Jobs and company seem to have been our reliable guides to new technology and a better tomorrow. However, Apple’s decision to build a mammoth new headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. – miles from public transportation and adequate housing – amounts to a corporate denunciation of sustainability.

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Driver training: Avoid confusion between basic skills and route instruction

The "Training Bus Instructor" (TBI) spends hours diligently working with a new hire candidate to provide basic skills training. Through this process, the required skills and knowledge successfully transfers to the student operator and they are released to a "Route Familiarization Operator" (RFO) that will help them learn the routes.

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