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Maryland transportation authority wants to get bus drivers out of their seats

A state transportation authority is proposing a new rule that would allow drivers to sit on the bus for up to 15 minutes while passengers are waiting for their turn.

The Maryland Transportation Authority said in a news release Tuesday that the rule would also allow passengers to ride the bus while seated.

The move would be in response to a number of incidents in recent months where drivers have been involved in crashes while sitting in their vehicles.

The authority also said that it would expand the hours that passengers can board a bus and will create a new safety training class.

Maryland Transportation Agency Executive Director Matt Mancini said the new rule would allow buses to stay open longer during peak periods and would provide more flexibility for bus drivers to keep the buses in service.

“We know that passengers, drivers, drivers have a lot of concerns about what they can and can’t do on a bus,” Mancins said in the release.

“In this era of increased technology, it is critical to provide drivers with the tools they need to safely and efficiently deliver passengers to and from their destinations.”

The new rule also would allow the Maryland Transportation Commission to propose and vote on rules for bus operators that require them to take passengers on two-hour “stand-by” hours when they’re not waiting for passengers.

In a recent study, researchers at Duke University and Johns Hopkins University found that while most people will stay seated during their commute, they have a “significant” chance of sustaining a serious injury while waiting in their cars for a bus.

The study, published in the Journal of Transportation Safety, also found that drivers in the study had an average of 13 minutes to wait for a passenger, and drivers who waited longer had an even greater chance of suffering a serious incident, including death.

Mancini noted that the new proposal would also create a pilot program that would be designed to increase the frequency of standing in the middle of the road, as well as provide more flexible bus driver training.

He said the Maryland Department of Transportation would be working with a variety of stakeholders to design a new regulation for bus passengers, including the National Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Maryland Transportation Service Commission, and Maryland Transportation Association.

Maryland Transportation Commission Chairman and Transportation Commissioner Ed Mierzwinski said the authority is committed to improving public safety and providing a safe, efficient transportation system.

“We are going to have to work with a wide range of stakeholders and we’re going to be looking for innovative ways to do that,” he said.

“We have a great relationship with the Department of Motor Vehicles, but we’re also going to look for ways to address concerns from drivers.”

Melbourne’s ‘dream’ for ‘The Great Wall’ could come true

Melbourne, Australia — Melbourne is going to have its “dream” for a new Great Wall.

The city is hosting a public meeting Monday to discuss plans for a “multi-use” wall on the city’s west coast.

It will be the first time in more than 50 years that the Great Wall has been built.

Melbournians are divided over whether it’s a good idea to build a wall on their own.

But many agree the idea is worth the risk.

There’s no guarantee that it will be a success, but the idea of a barrier that’s taller than the city itself, while having a different appearance, will be attractive to many, said city councillor Tom Sneddon.

“This is a unique opportunity, and the best part of it is we’re only going to be able to build this once.

We’re going to need a really good engineering team to come up with something that will make it happen,” he said.

A wall on a beach, with people standing on the edge.

This idea, if built, could have a profound impact on Melbourne’s cityscape, said Melbourne architect John Lydon.

He said it could also be a way to make the city more appealing to foreign tourists and businesses, such as the proposed Disney theme park.

If the idea turns out to be a failure, Lydons fears that Melbourne will look more like an island.

More than 50 people are expected to attend the meeting, and Lydson is hopeful the project can be built in the next five years.

Sneddon said the idea has been discussed for years, but is only now that it has become feasible.

MOST POPULAR STORIES: “The idea of building a barrier taller than city limits, on a land that’s still largely undeveloped, could be a very interesting one to have a conversation about,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.

“We have to remember that this is a massive undertaking.

And there’s a huge amount of work that’s going to still have to be done, so I don’t see this as a one-off project.

I’m sure this will happen in a very short period of time.

Lydons’ company, Ketchum Architects, is proposing a six-metre tall “wall of ice” at the site of the proposed Disneyland Resort.

His company has also proposed building an “iron fence” around the Great Barrier Reef to protect it.

Another idea for a barrier is the Great South Waterway Barrier Reef National Park in Queensland.

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Co-operative rail services could replace diesel-powered cars in Dublin’s coastal areas

A pilot scheme could be in place by Christmas to help the country’s commuter rail network adapt to a transition away from diesel-fired locomotives.

Key points:Co-operative transport operator Roadhouse has been working with Transport for Ireland to help train crews adapt to the switch from diesel cars to electric trains, a new report has foundThe scheme could see trains operating in areas such as Cork, Donegal, Clare and Limerick at nightSource: RoadhouseThe co-operative system would see diesel-electric trains operating at night, with the ability to run at peak times, on weekends and in times of peak demand.

The cooperatives rail operator Roadhouses has been looking into the possibility for a pilot scheme for some time and was approached by Transport for the Irish (TfI) on Wednesday.

The scheme would see trains running at night in areas like Cork, Cork County, Cork city and Cork county.

Roadhouse has worked with TfI to help with the transition, including the installation of lights, signalling and other infrastructure for the next 12 months.

The first phase of the co-operatives system is expected to see trains run from October 2016 to March 2020.

The trial would also see trains operate in areas where diesel-fuelled trains were not in place, like Dublin and Co Limerick, while the trial would continue to operate in Dublin and Cork city.

Roadhouses CEO Pat O’Neill said the cooperative trial would help traincrews adapt to switch from the diesel-driven trains to electric ones.

“I think we have got some really exciting opportunities, and we’ve been working very closely with Tfei to understand exactly what we can and can’t do with it,” he said.

“The trials are not an experiment in what we would do with the diesel trains.

We’re going to have to test it in real life.”

Roadhouse’s co-op pilot scheme is set to begin operation in February next year.

The move is expected at the end of this year and will see trains operated at peak hours.

O’Neill suggested the cooperatively system could help ease the transition to the electric trains and could help the rail network cope with the disruption caused by the transition.

“We’ll be able to run trains at a certain number of kilometres an hour which is going to be an important factor in the shift from diesel to electric,” he added.

“In terms of the safety of the trains, we’re going take them out on the tracks, and have them sit on the track and run at a specified time, so that we have a safe and smooth transition.”

Roadhouses currently operates commuter rail services in the Cork city region and Co Dublin, and is also a member of the Dublin to Dublin train network.

A similar co-operation project is also being piloted in the Co Clare area of Limerick.