The cause of a bus fire that closed U.S. 40 near the exit for U.S. 15 for several hours remained under investigation Tuesday afternoon, according to a county TransIT spokeswoman.
On Tuesday, September 27, a fire occurred in the roof-top battery compartment of a TransIT Services of Frederick County (TSFC) electric transit bus.
A fire that damaged a Frederick County TransIT bus in September occurred after a temperature sensor in a battery atop the vehicle stopped transmitting new information, causing the battery to overheat.
A piece of equipment that monitors battery temperature and an improperly prepared cable led to a fire aboard a Frederick County TransIT electric bus in September, according to a preliminary report released Monday.
Authorities are investigating a shooting on a King County Metro bus that critically injured a 27-year-old man in Renton on Tuesday afternoon. One person was arrested as the suspected shooter, investigators said.