METRO Briefs

Posted on March 25, 2009

IBM seeks share of high-speed rail

NEW YORK — IBM and competitors are looking to tap various industries that will receive significant portions of the stimulus funds and are seeking an $8 billion share of high-speed tail funding. For the full story, click here.


Seattle transit debuts talking buses

TACOMA, Wa. — Pierce Transit’s new $35 million radio and communications system features a new communication center, GPS and an onboard voice belonging to a local radio personality. For the full story, click here.


MBTA proposes rail hikes, service cuts

BOSTON — With the transit agency’s budget at $160 million in the red and facing $8 billion in long-term debt, General Manager Daniel Grabauskas has filed paperwork to increase fares and reduce nightly service. For the full story, click here.








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