METRO Briefs

Posted on February 20, 2009

NYCT tests three-door bus

NEW YORK – To reduce time spent unloading passengers at bus stops and make trips speedier, NYC Transit is testing a bus with three doors in the Bronx. For the full story, click here.

Poll: Utah wants more trains

SALT LAKE CITY – A survey conducted by the University of Utah’s Center for Public Policy & Administration found that 79 percent of residents polled said that continued funding for rail projects is either very or somewhat important. For the full story, click here.

DC Metro proposes service cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority GM John B. Catoe Jr. recommended a preliminary package of bus and train reductions to help shrink the agency’s growing budget deficit. For the full story, click here.


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