Saturday, August 28, 2010

STEVE FUNG TESTIFYS AT SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING

AUGUST 28-7:32PM

Two men stunned, stabbed at South Hill Mall Transit Center Friday
OC Transpo drivers, mechanics reject deal to resolve scheduling issues
Utah Transit Authority to Pay $130000 for Firing Whistleblower
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Implements DriveCam Across ...
Outsourcing AC Transit's Call Center (Community Voices) | Oakland ...
Bus undergoes forensic test
Man in fatal collision with TriMet bus identified
Man tries to board school bus in Matthews
JPD: Woman Shot At Bus Stop In Front Of Child
CHANDIGARH NEWS : Student Protest Over Bus Passes | Punjab News ...
Citation Rates Among Denver Bus Drivers Are Anyone's Guess
Bus Crash - Bing News
Blueline bus mows down 1 near Dilshad Garden Metro station (18 Aug ...
Blueline runs over man

AUGUST 28-12:31AM

Drivers urged to be vigilant after 2 unrelated bus accidents
Fresno School Bus Accident Injures 17 Children | Personal Injury ...
Teenager's £3 Million Bus Accident Compensation Claim | Injuries ...
Philippine bus accident kills 40 - Taipei Times - archives
Saudi Gazette - President orders investigation into Benguet bus ...
Car bombs explode near Mexico TV station, transit office
BART votes to postpone 2012 fare increase
MTA and its beleaguered Transit Access Pass system
Senate hopefuls agree on transit needs, disagree on funding
6 Pierce Transit jobs, benefits cut
South Africa: Better to Spend On an Integrated Transit System
Sound Transit accepts lowest rail bid after all
Transit News Round-up « MARTA Rocks!
Fifth officer suspended over bus debacle
Greyhound bus stopped after passenger calls 911
Flask reeking of alcohol was found in SUV that triggered bus crash
Six hurt after car strikes bus in Mount Prospect
School bus driver drops kid off at wrong stop
Angry commuters turn out to oppose Cap Metro's plan to cut bus routes
6 hurt when car rear-ends Pace bus in Mount Prospect - Chicago ...
BREAKING NEWS : KRT Bus Involved in Accident, 5 Hurt
Recreated Video of hostage bus drama in Philippines, Manila ...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

AUGUST 24

CATS buses involved in two morning accidents
Buses must to have "speed limiters"
6 TIPS TO AVOID TRAFFIC COLLISIONS
San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Attorney Comments on Street ...
Napanee residents in shock after accident : Mayor - Woodstock ...
NJ Transit and Amtrak Are Hobbled This Morning, Too
As LIRR Sputters, NJ Transit Adds to Commuters' Woes
Transit workers look for support
Chesterfield mayor named as new president, CEO for Metro transit agency
Metro Area Transit is now the 'Metro'
NJ Transit Train Strikes, Kills Man | Bit News
Nj Transit News , Images and Videos | NewsCred
Manila police admit bungling deadly bus siege
'Super bus ' could cure Beijing traffic woes
Blaming the victim on the bus issue in the 'burbs
Police: Pa. woman gave son, 6, to stranger on bus
Transient accused in racially charged bus attack
12-year-old Hit by School Bus
68-year-old woman killed at Oahu bus stop
Stabroek News - Gunman, eight hostages killed in Manila bus siege

AUGUST 24-12:02am

Bus Accidents in Alabama | FactHippo.com
Philippine News Philippines Bus Accident in Philippines Videos Pics
At least 20 people killed in bus accident
CTA bus accidents occurring once a day on average :: Chicago ...
More police officers on Metrorail
Pennsylvania legislators to consider hike in transit funding
Metro Transit drivers expected to vote down contract offer
Transportation: Can't go far without funding for transit
Climb aboard Omaha's 'Metro'
Officials urge parents to protect children on Jamaican buses with ...
MassTransitMag.com » Article » Public Transit Bias Suit Tossed in ...
Policemen attempt to enter tourist bus
Gunman hijacks tourist bus in Philippines - Hotelier.com
Several Killed in Philippines Bus Standoff
Canadian bus crash kills 1, injures 12
The bus vs. rail debate
15 killed as floodwaters overturn bus in Pakistan
New school bus cameras monitor Md. drivers
LA County's $154m turnstile system faces criticism
Police: Pa. woman gave son, 6, to stranger on bus
Missing Teen Found on Springfield, MO City Bus
Ex-Cop take hostage 25 in a Bus - News | Pinoy Ideas
China Rolling Out Mammoth Bus | Scholastic News Online ...

Friday, August 20, 2010

AUGUST 20-11:49PM

Charges filed vs Eso-Nice bus driver
Bad Roads in Himachal Apple Belt Kill 8 in 3 Truck Accidents
Don Bosco students among 11 hurt in Cebu bus accident
Federal Safety Agency Proposes That New Buses Have Seat Belts ...
Bad Accident , stupid car driver, bus skid and crash on road ...
20 injured in bus accident in north Tel Aviv - Haaretz Daily ...
40 dead in Philippine bus accident - World news, News ...
Twelve injured in Lynx bus crash
Ex-Temple ISD bus driver guilty of sex assault
France 'moved with sorrow' over multiple deaths in Benguet bus fall
Richmond teen fatally shot at transit bus stop
Levski Sofia bus attacked with stones after AIK Stockholm draw
Sub-Sahara Africa Stocks: Associated Bus , Kenol Kobil and Savannah Move
Teen convicted of terrorizing other bus riders
In praise of bus drivers -- the best
bus drivers urged to keep on moving
Woman hit by bus , killed in Birmingham - The Oakland Press News ...
Breaking News : YOG bus involved in chain collision accident along PIE
Police: Woman Hit, Killed By Bus Near Dream Cruise - Detroit Local ...
Man arrested in bus fire | bus , fire, butler - News - The Orange ...
Kanawha County school and bus information - News - The Charleston ...
The problem with "bus rapid transit "
Transit troubles: Hearing should focus on funding solutions
Moving mass transit services to RTA would benefit the entire region
AC Transit To Appeal Court-Ordered Mediation With Drivers
Man given three life terms for child rape
Hillsborough's transit plan: Where we stand
Your comments: NJ Transit rail riders could face - One News Page US

Monday, August 16, 2010

AUGUST 16-2:02pm

Broward County Transit considers fare hikes, route changes
NJ Transit commuters continue to be frustrated by recent delays, slowdowns
Chicago Transit Authority averages 1 bus collision per day
Construction Starts on $1.6B Transit Center
Residents Who Live Near Public Transportation Live Healthier ...
No injuries on Greyhound bus that was shot at
Falls Church to end George bus service amid grim budget forecast
College students offered free bus rides in Maine
Pickup rams bus with no passengers in Garland; driver of truck hurt 10:28 AM CT
Investigators of I-44 crash consider school bus seat belts
Transbay Terminal thrown under the bus
City Bus Rider's Message: 'Suck it Up'
Bus passengers make 1400 complaints about services in six months
Shots fired at Greyhound Bus on I-95 Sunday night — Treasure Coast ...
Bomb on bus kills 5 in Iraq | i1 News
Knaresborough: New toilets for bus station - Yorkshire Evening Post
One dead, three injured in Dutch bus accident: officials - Yahoo! News
Dozens Injured, Two Dead In Fiery Missouri School Bus Crash - News ...
Multiple accidents leave over 20 dead in Lagos
Editorial: The Bus Massacre | The Baloch Hal
Terrorist attacks against the city public transport and equipment ...
The Hindu : NATIONAL / NEW DELHI : Delhi Govt. accused of dragging ...
Motorcycle and bus collide near Blue River | KVAL CBS 13 - News ...
13 members of a family killed in mini- bus accident in NE Afghanistan
Fault in a Bus Accident Remains Unclear for Victims | Mesothelioma ...
bus and truck accidents NY – crashed in Chinatown | Accident ...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

AUGUST 15-2:03PM

NJ Transit employee asks agency to pay $150K for trauma after co-worker's death
NJ Transit seeks $885 million in federal funds
Riders Complain Metro Transit Line Is A Tight Ride
TriMet has a long way to go to make its case for new tax
Transit Alert: Number 2 Train Suspended Between Bronx, Manhattan This Weekend
What Metro can do to prevent brawls
South Tahoe transit authority to file for bankruptcy
buses world news : Getting off the buses * USA - Transit union is ...
Thousands Rally For Jobs And Public Transit In L.A. | Blue Planet News
Philadelphia transit Articles, Philadelphia transit News ...
Gunmen Kill 10 in Pakistan Bus Attack
1 dead in French bus crash
Utah gov. meets with families of bus crash victims
Hit-and-run driver strikes school bus
BREAKING NEWS : Bus loses control down Morne Bruce Road | Dominica ...
Coun. Doucet's son to voice bus system | Ottawa and Region | News ...
Police bus runs over seven in Bhopal
14 Students Injured As School Bus Overturns | Vamban News
NTSB investigates deadly school bus accident - U.S. news - msnbc.com

AUGUST 15-9:48AM

Suspects arrested for target killings in Quetta
The Hindu : New Delhi News : Killer buses get yet another extension
Tin Man stabs tour bus worker after argument with Spider-Man in Times Square
Gunmen kill 10 bus travellers near Quetta
Bus stop, drop, roll

Al-Ahly's team bus attacked in Algeria ahead of CAF Champions League tie
Parents, share these bus safety tips with kids
After bus drama, Tigers split with Doubledays
Yob attack bus driver accused of hitting himself | Dundee and ...
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One dead in Victoria bus crash | Top Stories | BigPond News

UAE's water bus services extended for Ramadan | Vattal News
Pickup Truck Crashes Into Lynx Bus - Orlando News Story - WESH Orlando
Three killed in tour bus crash in Utah - News - ReviewJournal.com
California Truck Accident Attorney Derives Safety Recommendations ...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

TRIMET BUS DRIVER WINS $100 IN LEGAL BATTLE WITH ANOTHER TRIMET BUS DRIVER


(FROM PORTLAND MERCURY.COM)

MERCURY HERE
Monday, August 2, 2010
News Forgoing Judge Judy, Two TriMet Drivers Battle in Court
Posted by Sarah Mirk on Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 4:18 PM
$7500 claim against Al M. Thats a lot of bus fares.

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* $7500 claim against Al M. That's a lot of bus fares.

Irascible TriMet bus driver Al Margulies (better known as Al M) wound up in court today, facing harassment charges from another TriMet driver, Ellen Fox. Ms. Fox, who can usually be found behind the wheel of bus line 20, is suing Margulies for $7,500 after he secretly recorded a phone conversation with her and then posted it on his blog RANTINGS OF A TRIMET BUS DRIVER.

This is the third time in recent weeks that Margulies' frenetic blog composed of hundreds of videos comprising Margulies' daily rants has landed him in hot water. In June, TriMet wrote a new policy banning drivers from recording videos while on the job, clearly in response to Margulies blog. The public transit agency also launched an investigation into Margulies conduct after a citizen who had been warring with Al M in blog comments filed repeated complaints with TriMet.

The current trouble started back in June 30 2009, when Fox and Margulies had a gossipy phone conversation. Fox didn't know that Margulies was taping the whole discussion, which she says included her frank opinions about coworkers at TriMet, and was shocked to discover it online later. Though Margulies took the video down when Fox asked, she says he later reposted it in an effort to intimidate her. Fed up, Fox got a lawyer and filed suit. Margulies responded in typical fashion: posting 14 videos over the months in which he rants about Fox and her claims of harassment.

At Multnomah County courthouse today, the case of the dueling bus drivers was squeezed in between hearings for stalking orders. Fox arrived late and confused, hauling a large box of documents and not sounding optimistic about the court-ordered mediation that will precede a trial.
TriMet Driver Ellen Fox: Armed with a box.

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* TriMet Driver Ellen Fox: Armed with a box.

She previously turned down an offer from none other than Judge Judy to have the case settled on TV court, after discovering that the Judge Judy show picks up the tab for any damages doled out on the series. Fox is insistent that Margulies must pay. "The whole point is to teach him a lesson. There has been way too much damage done," says Fox.

For his part, Margulies doesn't see what the big deal is. He didn't technically break the law by recording their conversation, but posting it publicly the private and possibly damaging conversation with his former friend is a hazier matter.
"Why did you do it?" I asked, outside the courtroom this afternoon.
"It’s just what I do," he replied.