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Transit manager held in theft of bus fares reports the general manager of the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority, Haverhill, MA, has been arrested in the theft of bus fares from a deposit vault, according to the office of Attorney General Martha Coakley. John Whittaker, 47, of Methuen was arrested yesterday at his Haverhill office and charged with one count of larceny […]

NTSB to publicly review Arizona bus crash of January 2009

To recap: On Friday, January 30, 2009, at 4:06 p.m. MST, a 2007 Chevrolet/Starcraft 29-passenger bus, operated by DW Tour and Charter and carrying 16 passengers and the driver, crashed on U.S. Highway 93 on a return trip from Grand Canyon West to Las Vegas. The bus came to rest on the southbound side of […]

UMA declares victory in Murray Amendment ruling

Ruled unconstitutional by federal judge in Washington, DC The United Motorcoach Association (UMA), Alexandria, VA, responded with its release following the decision yesterday against the Murray Amendent, announcing victory in its case against the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to have the Murray Amendment ruled unconstitutional. The amendment placed by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in last […]

Judge Rules in favor of operators

Finds Murray Amendment unconstitutional; orders FTA to enforce charter rule against King County Judge Huvelle of the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia has ruled today that the Murray Amendment, which prohibits the Federal Transit Administration from using any funds to enforce the charter rules against King County Metro in Seattle, is unconstitutional. […]

CVSA's Roadcheck 2010 begins now

Inspections at more than 1,500 locations across the United States, Mexico and Canada The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), Arlington, VA, begins its annual Roadcheck event, today, June 8-10, at more than 1,500 locations across the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state enforcement agencies, and other safety organizations […]

Georgia Passes Ban on Texting While Driving

Georgia has taken the country one step closer to a nationwide ban on texting while driving as Governor Sonny Perdue signed an anti-texting-while-driving bill into law last week. The new Georgia primary law, effective July 1, prohibits drivers of all ages from texting while driving. Young drivers with provisional licenses are banned from talking on cell […]

Gray Line New York honors Donald in transit Campaign

The Donald takes the ‘Ride of Fame’ Gray Line New York, the New York City’ double-deck bus and motorcoach tourism company, honored real estate mogul and New York icon, Donald Trump as its next “Ride of Fame” dedicatee. Since 1926, Gray Line New York has been a proud staple of the New York City tourism […]

FLEX links transit service in northern Colorado

Service between Fort Collins and Longmont debuts this week Tom Hacker writing for the Loveland Reporter-Herald reports FLEX, the new Colorado bus service connecting Fort Collins, Longmont and the territory in between made its debut Monday, June 7. Before today, he says the option for some was to  take the FoxTrot bus from Fort Collins […]

Winnipeg Arts Council unveils bus shelter as public art

Artist David Perret combines function and aesthetics in City.Block.Stop The only transit shelter designed and built as a piece of public art in Winnipeg was unveiled Wednesday afternoon on the edge of the University of Winnipeg campus. Artist David Perrett designed shelter and nearby sculpture on Ellice Avenue near the University of Winnipeg. He says […]

FTA Administrator gets candid with transit leaders

Peter Rogoff says BRT as the more cost effective option According to the Washington Examiner, Federal Transit Administration Administrator Peter Rogoff had some very candid comments for the top public transit officials in a May speech he delivered in Boston. Noting that the future of public transportation in the U.S. is in jeopardy, he bluntly […]