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Transportation Nation

At a Corner With New Safety Measures, Another Death-By-Bus

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WNYC
After a bus killed a 23-year-old woman at a Queens intersection, the DOT redesigned the streets for better safety. And now, a bus has killed a man at the same spot.
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Transportation Nation

MTA Drivers Are Training to Avoid Collisions — But Is It Working?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

WNYC

The MTA's new hires start with a 10-day training period behind the wheel with an instructor. After that, trainees spend four weeks driving an actual route with an experienced driver watching over them. Is it enough?

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WNYC News

City Backs Proposed Legislation to Regulate Budget Bus Lines

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Bloomberg administration is on board with proposed legislation that may eliminate the "Wild West" atmosphere of intercity buses that many officials say is wreaking havoc on city streets, especially in Chinatown.

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WNYC News

Feds Delayed Shutting Down Bus Company Linked to Fatal Crash

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

WNYC

The tour bus company linked to the fatal crash of a Chinatown-bound bus in Virginia on Tuesday was found unfit to be on the road by federal regulators three days before the deadly accident but was granted time to appeal its poor safety rating. 

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WNYC News

Operator in Latest Fatal Tour Bus Crash Had Poor Safety Record

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

WNYC

The federal government has ordered the tour bus company linked to the fatal crash of a bus in Virgina that was returning to Chinatown on Tuesday to halt operations.

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WNYC News

Debate Over Budget Bus Regulation Continues in Wake of Tragic Crashes

Saturday, April 09, 2011

WNYC

In the wake of three recent budget bus crashes in the northeast — killing 17 and injuring dozens of others — officials are now wrangling over what kind of regulations to impose on the sprawling industry, which makes 750 million passenger trips a year and accounts for more than 2,000 arrivals and departures every week in New York City.

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WNYC News

Boosting Driver Pay Would Help Bolster Bus Safety, Says Union Chief

Monday, March 28, 2011

WNYC

One way to improve safety on budget buses is to give drivers better pay, said one union president.

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