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Posted on March 18, 2009

Claude Brinegar, former transportation secretary, dies

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The nation’s third transportation secretary, who led an overhaul of the railroad industry, died of natural causes on Mar. 13. For the full story, click here.

 

Cash-strapped Austin transit planning BRT

AUSTIN, Texas — Capital Metro intends to move forward with applying for a Very Small Starts grant for its proposed “MetroRapid” BRT system, despite its current financial difficulties. For the full story, click here.

 

N.Y. actor rescues man from oncoming train

NEW YORK — Chad Lindsey, an actor currently appearing in a role in an Off-Broadway show that requires him to repeatedly lift a character who cannot walk, lifted a man to safety who had fallen on the railroad tracks. For the full story, click here.

 

 

 

 

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