METRO Briefs

Posted on February 11, 2009

Lawyer for ex-BART cop wants gag order lifted

SAN FRANCISCO — Michael Rains, the lawyer representing former Bay Area transit officer, Johannes Mehserle, claims the gag order limits his client’s efforts to “set the record straight” and could prejudice potential jurors. For the full story, click here.


Illinois labor leader possibly tapped to head FRA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Illinois union leader Joseph Szabo may be President Barack Obama’s first pick for the top position at the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration. For the full story, click here.


Cell phones to use bus-tracking capabilities

SEATTLE — Two University of Washington students have developed OneBusAway, a tool that enables King County bus riders to keep track of their bus. For the full story, click here.


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