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Posted on March 6, 2009

NTSB: cell phone use a threat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During hearings concerning the Metrolink crash that killed 25 people in September 2008, National Transportation Safety Board officials said that rules prohibiting cell phone use were poorly enforced and enforcement of rules banning their use will continue to be a problem because they are so ubiquitous. For the full story, click here.

Advocates urge Md. leaders to focus on transit

BALTIMORE – Representatives from two transit advocate groups urged Maryland’s elected officials to focus more on the state’s public transit system. For the full story, click here.

CTA selling, leasing surplus properties

CHICAGO – The Chicago Transit Authority has opened up its real estate portfolio in an attempt to sell or lease surplus properties and boost its bottom line. For the full story, click here.

 

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