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  It was available on 32 bus routes when Metro officials decided this month to put it on hold for as long as 18 months. The improvements should make it a better service. Metro’s NextBus system uses a computer system to track its buses and anticipate their arrival at each stop.

The system was providing correct arrival times 80 percent of the time, well below Metro’s goal of giving riders correct arrival estimates at a 95 percent rate." Metro rolled out the program last year. It is a good idea, andI hope they are able to put something together that will provide this service to our bus riders. I found it very frustrating," said Chris Zimmerman, who represents Arlington County on Metro’s board and is a frequent bus rider. Updated timetables are available on Metro’s Web site, and the information is also posted on electronic signs at major bus stops. "We were not happy with an 80 percent accuracy rate.

Customers liked having the system and many riders used the service to find out when the next bus would be coming," Taubenkibel said.Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel said pausing the program would give the transit system time to upgrade the Global Positioning System software, which should improve the accuracy of the bus-arrival times passengers receive. "It did not provide the correct .

Metro will put the brakes on a program that allows passengers to find out when a bus will arrive at their stop to repair glitches that gave riders bad information, system officials said Wednesday.Passengers waiting at a stop can call a phone number and receive schedule breakpads information. System officials announced in March they hoped to have the program available on all of Metro’s 340 bus routes by the end of the year. The reliability has to be higher
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   Roughly 100 Prince George’s County bus drivers went on strike early Monday, halting morning commutes for thousands of riders. The contracted drivers, all employed by Veolia Transportation, say they want more job security, better health insurance, higher wages and lunch breaks. “The key issue for us is job security because we are being so mistreated by them,” said Kathleen LaFortune, who has worked for Veolia for the last year. “We are just tired.” Veolia officials would not return phone calls for comment. The company is contracted by Prince George’s County to operate TheBus, the county’s public transportation system. Veolia has been in negotiations with the drivers’ union, Local Teamsters 639, to renew its contract — which expired July 1. Union leaders say they have been unable to reach a compromise. County officials are working with Veolia to restore bus service, said Susan Hubbard, spokeswoman for the county’s Department of Public Works and Transportation. “It was unannounced,” Hubbard said of the strike. “We don’t know why they decided to go on strike today.” LaFortune helped organize the boycott with the drivers’ union, Teamsters Local 639. She said the company’s disciplinary system for drivers is too harsh. “Progressive discipline is rarely used,” she said. “They just go from suspension to termination — for the littlest things, like running a yellow light.” Cameras on the buses’ dash boards record bus trips to monitor driver behavior. “We get pulled in [for discipline] if we hit the brakes too hard to avoid an accident. They say we are following too close. They pull you in there and suspend you, and the next thing you know you are terminated,” LaFortune said.

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  Ploy to defuse and delay brakepad of an issue Alerter l'administrateur Recommander à un ami Lien de l'article 

  We must engage on a thoughtful debate about how to change laws and culture that allow violence not continue to grow. Mark Begich told the Anchorage Daily News. So Obama is stopping Democratic momentum, and he knows it. The president’s decision to appoint a blue-ribbon panel — the classic Washington ploy to defuse and delay brakepad of an issue — along with Reid’s inaction on the gun question will undoubtedly frustrate many in their party who want immediate action. But we need to accept the reality that we’re not doing enough to protect our citizens. Reid is not alone among Democrats. Asked “what gun control measures would you support going forward?” Reid’s answer was a study in saying nothing:REID. I watched the prayers, I watched everything that took place in Connecticut Sunday night. Joe Manchin and Virginia Sen. Meeting reporters Tuesday, Reid made clear that he does not intend to do much of anything on the gun issue.” To stress his determination, Obama said the Biden Commission must report its findings in January. I think we have to have a full discussion. “This is not some Washington commission,” Obama said. “I’m going to be one of the more cautious (ones) about doing anything on new gun laws,” Alaska Democratic Sen.With President Obama’s announcement of a commission to study and recommend ways to reduce gun violence, the two most important Democrats in government — Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — have both indicated a desire to slow the momentum toward gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings.Obama seemed to anticipate that frustration when he announced the creation of the commission, to be headed by Vice President Joe Biden, in the White House briefing room Wednesday morning. Republicans know it, too.EID: No. I’m very happy that the president’s going to do everything he can administratively. The creation of a commission is by definition an effort to freeze in place whatever object it seeks to examine, says one senior Republican Senate aide.”Obama’s move will likely dissipate the energy behind gun control advocacy on Capitol Hill.” Begich told the paper he preferred to concentrate on the mental illness involved in recent shootings. No, I’ve been very clear here. In two brief statements, President Obama and Harry Reid have poured some very cold water on those hopes. “This is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside

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 The bus that struck Sun is not among them Alerter l'administrateur Recommander à un ami Lien de l'article 

  C. The lights are intended to catch pedestrians’ eyes and alert them to the bus’s presence. Metro plans to purchase devices that automatically notify bus operators of problems with their vehicles’ brakes and buy strobe lights for buses. 18. Tao Sun, a 38-year-old Rockville man, was struck by a passengerless Metrobus as he stepped into a crosswalk at the intersection of Parklawn Drive and Twinbrook Parkway, near the Twinbrook Metrorail station. About 100 buses operating in the District of Columbia are already outfitted with the warning lights.

Montgomery County Police identified the pedestrian who died Monday night after a Metrobus hit him, and divulged the name of the driver, but have not disclosed the circumstances behind the latest Metrobus fatality this year.Metro officials are also counting on more than $1 million in federal funds, which are contained in a spending bill awaiting approval from Congress and the White House, to make their buses safer.In response to the pedestrian deaths, Metro has expanded its training program for bus operators, including mandatory annual refresher courses, and has initiated a systemwide safety overhaul.com

The bus that struck Sun is not among them. It typically takes several weeks for our collision-reconstruction team to put together a report, present it to the state attorney’s office, determine who is at fault and determine whether there will be charges," said Lucille Bauer, a county police spokeswoman Sun is the fifth pedestrian killed by a Metrobus this year and the first since a woman was fatally struck on Congress Street in Southeast D. We will incorporate any knowledge we gain from the investigation of this tragedy into our training procedures," said Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. McDuffie has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of drug and alcohol tests, which is routine Metro procedure. Travis McDuffie, a 23-year-old who has operated Metrobuses since January, was behind the wheel.

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That is on top of at least 15 similar cases found by an Associated Press review of the data on Wednesday. When AP went back to Toyota to ask specifically about brake information, Toyota responded that its EDRs do, in fact, record "data on the brake's position and the antilock brake system. By contrast, most other automakers routinely allow much more open access to information from their event data recorders, commonly known as EDRs. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Toyota's EDR data cannot be read by a commercially available tool used readily by other automakers. One attorney in the Texas case contends in court documents that Toyota may have deliberately stopped allowing its EDRs to collect critical information so the Japanese automaker would not be forced to reveal it in court cases. By contrast, acceptance and distribution of data recorder technology by other automakers is commonplace.S. Until this week, there was only a single laptop in the U. Todd Tracy, who had been suing automakers for 20 years. There was no initial mention of brakes — a key point in the sudden acceleration problem. Toyota's "black box" information is emerging as a critical legal issue amid the recall of 8 million vehicles by the world's largest automaker. Toyota refused, contending there was no reliable way to validate the EDR data and that an engineer would have to travel from New Jersey or California at a cost of some $5,000 to retrieve it. In many cases, attorneys and crash experts say EDR data could help explain what happened in the moments before a crash by detailing the positions of the gas and brake pedals as well as the engine's RPM.

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 Rattling from underneath the car Guidelines Alerter l'administrateur Recommander à un ami Lien de l'article 

Guidelines: While this was easy to diagnose in the past, today?s sophisticated motors make it more challenging. First step: Top off the vehicle with high octane gas. If the sound continues, the car may need a fuel injection cleaning., to offer guidelines about other commonly heard sounds that often emanate from cars. We asked automotive repair specialists Jeffrey Boone and Ed Kriston from the Towson office of AAA Mid-Atlantic, based in Wilmington, Del. Guidelines: Generally this comes from under the hood and is due to a poor grade of gas. A General Motors car may have a very different fix than that of a Mercedes-Benz. Recently in this column we discussed various booms, buzzes and other noises often heard in cars. Guidelines: When a bearing starts to go bad, be it from a water pump or alternator, it will make that noise. » First step: Listen to identify the origin of the noise and convey it to your auto technician. It could also be caused by a vacuum leak. Rattling from underneath the car Guidelines: A broken exhaust is nothing to ignore. If a car has been parked for an extended period of time, the ping could be caused by a low octane level. Consider the answers the next time you hear one of these noises: Scrape and screech when braking Guidelines: The only time a sound may be inconsequential is first thing in the morning. Not only is it annoying to other drivers, but it is dangerous. The noise is likely caused by moisture on the rotors. Other noises may indicate the brakes need adjustments

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