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North Dakota bans texting while driving

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has signed a new law banning texting while driving.

Ordained minister bus driver settles lawsuit against CARTS

A bus driver fired from the Austin, TX-based Capital Area Rural Transportation System for refusing an assignment to drive passengers to a Planned Parenthood clinic has reached a settlement with the transit agency.

Armored buses await Obama, Biden, 2012 candidates

For the 2012 Presidential election season, President Obama and other high-profile government officials and candidates will be traveling the country meeting voters in customized armored buses.

Picknelly: ‘We support requirements to include seatbelts on new buses’

Peter Picknelly, president and CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines, says pending legislative safety proposals will affect the bus industry, mainly around the subject of seat belts.

Nearly 1,300 bus inspections conducted since I-95 crash

Surprise roadside bus inspections by officials with the New York State Department of Transportation now number 1,286 since a crackdown on bus safety was launched March 17.

Man pleads guilty to Ponzi scheme aimed at retired transit workers

Police arrested 64-year-old Thomas Mitchell of Los Angeles for running a $7 million Ponzi scheme that targeted retired LA County bus and train operators.

NTSB: NYC bus crash not caused by truck-tractor collision

The National Transportation Safety Board says no evidence was found that a truck-tractor hit the World Wide Travel bus on March 12 in New York City. The accident left 15 passengers dead and 18 injured.

Men claim MBTA driver was aggressor in alleged attack

men accused of attacking a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus driver on Wednesday claim the bus driver was the aggressor and deliberately drove the bus into a building, injuring several people.

MTA Bus Divisions taps Irick

MTA New York City Transit has named Darryl Irick to be its new Senior Vice President of Buses, President of MTA Bus Company and President MTA Long Island Bus.

UMA’s Parra: Show them your safety record

Victor Parra has advice for operators who may be fending off questions of bus safety, as news headlines report on recent bus accidents and legislation is pending in Congress: Show them your safety records.