METRO Briefs

Posted on April 10, 2009

MTA fare hike protests hit Facebook

NEW YORK – Several Facebook groups have begun popping up on the popular social networking site to protest MTA New York City Transit’s proposed fare hikes and service cuts. For the full story, click here.

311 calls costing SFMTA

SAN FRANCISCO – Costing $1.96 per call, the city’s 311 bus arrival service will drain $4.5 million from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s budget while it faces a $129 million deficit. For the full story, click here.  

Alexandria cracking down on motorcoaches

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – With the busy season upon them, the city of Alexandria, Va., says it will fine motorcoach operators who block lanes of traffic or idle for long periods of time. For the full story, click here.


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