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March 24, 2015
Chinatown bus passengers attack driver

State police said the driver did not speak or understand English and did not know he was supposed to stop in Richmond, Va. The driver was reportedly dragged out of his chair, while the bus was swerving in and out of lanes for a half mile or so.



Ann Arbor selects Carpenter to lead agency

Matt Carpenter, a Tennessee native who has more than 15 years of professional experience in the transit industry, including eight as the successful CEO of Strathcona County Transit in Sherwood Park, AB, Canada, will begin work at TheRide on a date to be determined after his acceptance of a final written contract offered by TheRide



Increase in rail trespass deaths shows continued safety education is key

Operation Lifesaver's “See Tracks? Think Train!” campaign "highlights the danger of trespassing, and has raised awareness of the tragic results that can occur when people trespass."


Trailways taps Outstanding Motorcoach Driver of the Year

David Cooper of Pacific Coachways Trailways in Garden Grove, Calif., was presented by Bob Crescenzo, VP, safety & loss control, at Lancer Insurance, the awards event sponsor.


Espar announces rebrand to Eberspaecher

Since 1973, Espar has delivered the state-of-the-art German technology that is the Eberspaecher brand of products, to the North American marketplace.


App compares price, time, footprint for all L.A. commute options

Currently seeking beta testers, the app integrates real-time information from Metro, Foothill Transit, and Long Beach Transit, plus driving info, using Google Maps.


British agency first to install cyclist safety solution

Fitted to the side of a bus, a CycleEye unit uses radar and camera sensors to identify cyclists in potentially dangerous situations in close proximity to the bus and gives an audible alert to the driver’s cab. Bristol City Council will be funding a number of units on buses within the city, where cycling has more than doubled over the last 10 years.


Sure-Lok retractor makes wheelchair securement fast, easy

The Titan800 Retractor System is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect December 2015.  


March Networks adds asset tracking to GURU app

The new feature, available with GURU 1.6, makes it easy for transit agencies to package and track integrated surveillance video and data evidence as it is passed from one person to the next following an incident.


Gov. urges U. Illinois employees to use Amtrak

Executive Order 8 addresses Illinois’ fiscal crisis by recommending that state agencies require employees, whenever possible, to take public transportation or carpool when traveling. The state hopes this action will reduce travel reimbursements in gas money.


Fla.'s HART, Red Coach announce partnership

The new partnership will help residents, students, business travelers and visitors leverage the resources of HART to increase their travel options all across the state.

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