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November 24, 2015
N.Y. MTA to add 46 police officers trained in counterterrorism

Officers will patrol major hubs, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and Staten Island Railway. Hiring of the additional officers is expected to cost $3 million under the MTA's 2016 budget. MTA officials said police officers have been trained in countering active shooters.

President Obama signs transportation bill extension

The bill, passed last week by both the House and Senate, buys time for Congress to agree to a long-term deal.

Canadian bus service to block Internet streaming

Some customers have reported slow internet service, while others couldn't connect at al, due to Internet streaming issues.

ABA, travel and tourism groups urge members to be vigilant in wake of Paris attacks

The letter also includes tips from the Bus Industry and Safety Council, which stresses pre- and post-trip security checks such as inspections of luggage bays and overhead compartments. Operators are also urged to report suspicious packages and to encourage riders to do the same.

Synthetic drug use caused bus crash that killed Texas students, NTSB says

Also determines that contributing to the severity of the crash was the fact that, although the bus was equipped with seat belts in all seating positions, none of the passengers wore the restraints.

Chicago agencies release new Ventra mobile payment app

The app is the first of its kind to allow customers to pay for rides on all three transit systems — CTA, Metra and Pace — from their mobile devices, transforming the way people across Chicago take transit each day.

Fed judge orders MARTA to court over paratransit service

Ordered to appear over allegations it's violating a court order, which, among other stipulations, requires MARTA to strive for an on-time performance rate of 100%.

ABC delivers CX45s to Minn., Neb.

New coaches feature three-point seatbelts, backup camera, lane departure warning, antilock brakes and Smartwave Tire Pressure Monitoring.

Alstom to supply Citadis trams to Lyon, France

The order, worth over $21 million, represents the exercise of an option on a contract signed in 2011.

Key Steps to Managing Left-Turning Buses and Pedestrian Safety

Bus operators are not blindfolded. Operators are trained and required to identify potential hazards, based on their forward planning skills. With regard to left turns, these so called “blind spots” are really areas behind the left A-pillar/mirror that are “temporarily” obstructed to the operator, not blind to the operator. The key here is for the operators to utilize their observation and forward planning skills to minimize the time that their vision is temporarily obstructed. The pedestrian that regrettably becomes a victim of bus contact should be in the clear view of the operator long before arriving at the location where the contact occurred. Pedestrians are not “coming out of nowhere!"

Fla.'s JTA sets launch date for new BRT service

The 9.4 mile Green Line on the North Corridor will feature direct, high-frequency service; 18 branded stations; complimentary Wi-Fi, a Park-n-Ride lot, and real-time bus arrival information.

[Video] TriMet's 'Santa Bob' passes the reins to new bus driver

TriMet's "Santa Bob" delighted riders for nearly 30 years as he maneuvered his sleigh —er— bus through the streets of Hillsboro, Beaverton and Portland. But before this holiday season begins, Santa Bob, a.k.a Bob Foster, will be turning in the reins of his Line 88 bus. Published on Nov 19, 2015

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