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Click ‘N’ Drive ensures seat belt use

An Alpharetta, GA-based company has a device called Click ‘N’ Drive that prevents a bus driver from shifting into gear unless the driver’s seatbelt is buckled.

Arsenault Associates named to Philly Top 100 list

Arsenault Associates, a Burlington, NJ-based company that provides Dossier fleet maintenance management software and solutions, has been named one of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the Philadelphia region.

Authorities investigating NY Megabus crash

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash of a Megabus near Syracuse, NY early on September 11 that left four dead.

Cell phone use restricted on NM school buses

Student Transportation Services of New Mexico is following the lead of the Las Cruces Public School district by banning cell phone use on buses unless there is an emergency.

Fixed Orion buses rolling again in Washington

Ninety-nine Orion VI diesel-powered buses are back in service today for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) after Metrobus workers made temporary repairs to the vehicles’ hydraulic pumps.

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week approaches

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is highlighting the issue of poorly adjusted and malfunctioning air brakes as the organization prepares for Brake Safety Week, to be held September 12-18.

Highway deaths lowest since 1950

Data released by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today shows highway deaths fell last year to 33,808, the lowest number since 1950.

APTA president praises proposed transit infrastructure bill

American Public Transportation Association President William Millar commended President Obama for the administration’s proposed up-front investment of $50 billion for the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

First Transit, Durham continue transit partnership

Cincinnati, OH-based First Transit, Inc. has contracted with the Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) to manage fixed-route operations.

ABA Top 100 Events list released

The American Bus Association has named the Sesquicentennial of the First Battle of Manassas as one of the Top 100 events in North America for 2011.