26 Jun '15, 6pm

@FTA_DOT proposed a rule to improve safety & reliability of transit buses How would this affect travel in your area?

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would improve the process for testing the safety and reliability of new transit buses funded with federal dollars. The proposed rule would establish minimum performance standards, a new pass-fail grading system for bus testing and a weighted scoring process that would better assist local transit agencies in purchasing an appropriate vehicle. In addition, the proposed rule would clarify and improve verification of two U.S. DOT regulations: the Buy America requirements that have stimulated American manufacturing of transit vehicles, components and related technology; and the rules that support businesses owned by women and minorities (Disadvantaged Business Enterprises ) throughout the supply chain. “Millions of riders depend on transit buses every day to get to work, school, healthcare a...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/news/2946...

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