METRO Briefs

Posted on April 1, 2009

Teenager puts transit on the map

BOSTON —Danny Moraff, 17, joined the Lexington, Mass. transit advisory board and convinced Lexpress officials to integrate its route maps and schedules with Google, volunteering to handle all the legwork. For the full story, click here.


Former dispatch manager launches charter service

SPENCER, IOWA — Crystal O’Clair, a first-time business owner and former RIDES Regional Transit Authority employee, has started her own coach service after RIDES stopped providing small charter trips last year. For the full story, click here.


NORTA upgrades bus shelters

NEW ORLEANS — NORTA has added 58 new, shaded bus shelters, since August, and will have put a total of 133 on its routes by the end of the year. For the full story, click here.

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