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October 28, 2014
Can you get Ebola on public transportation?

The short answer is that public transportation users either on the same train or riding after the doctor are at “very minimal to zero risk.”



Q&A: FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan

Prior experience working with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco Bay Area prepared her well for tackling transportation and transit issues on the national stage.



NTSB finds several recurring safety issues at Metro-North

Within an 11-month period from May 2013 through March 2014, the NTSB launched investigations into five significant accidents involving Metro North. Taken together, these accidents resulted in six fatalities and 126 injuries.



Chicago transit, police unveil counterterrorism program

Through the new federally-funded initiative, teams of officers will be deployed to high-traffic CTA rail stations several times a week to conduct quick, randomized tests of bags to detect possible explosive materials — similar to efforts undertaken during large events in the city.



Keolis prepares for slippery rail season caused by fall foliage

When train wheels run over wet leaves, the tremendous force crushes the leaves into a Teflon-like coating that can later cause train wheels to lose traction with the rail.



APTA: Public transportation users save $9,811 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the Oct. 23, 2014 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.


FMCSA awards $1M to train, place vets in driving careers

The grant program program was established by Congress in 2005 to expand the number of CDL holders possessing enhanced operator safety training to help reduce the severity and number of crashes on U.S. roads involving large trucks and buses.


First Transit unveils 'Paratransit Travel Companion' app

Using the company's Info-Suite architecture, the secure mobile application allows passengers — from any smart mobile device or computer — to enter a unique ID and a personal password for a safe, secure connection to their service information.


PERC adds propane autogas cost calculator

The calculator estimates potential fuel savings and ROI with clean, American-made propane when compared with conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.

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Deprogramming the New Hire Candidate

Well, another BusCon has come and gone and this year’s gathering was again the place to be. The abundant networking opportunities, the various presentation topics and the industry’s latest offerings made it a win — for all! I would like to thank all of you that were part of the standing room only audience that attended the session given by my colleague Steve Mentzer and I, representing L-3.

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Taylor York
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Riverside Transit Agency Buses Fill up on Natural Gas, Provide Free Rides for Students

A long-time champion of cleaner, greener technologies, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) has provided public bus service to California’s Western Riverside County since 1977. RTA’s service area is among the nation’s largest, covering 2,500 square miles. The agency operates more than 160 buses on 36 fixed routes and eight commuter routes, 98 dial-a-ride vehicles, and 10 trollies.

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