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Posted on January 28, 2009

Rapid rail from N.C. to Atlanta considered

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A federal study reports that transportation officials could develop a rail service that travels from Charlotte to Atlanta, at speeds between 90 mph and 110 mph, without requiring major changes to the existing corridor. For the full story, click here.

 

Transit drivers honored for safety

 

ATLANTA  — Nine transit drivers were recognized by the Henry County Board of Commissioners for having no preventable accidents last year. For the full story, click here.

 

London tube maps created to help disabled

 

LONDON   The Step-Free tube guide has been re-designed to include information about stations that have wheelchair-accessible restrooms and step-free areas to transfer between lines. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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