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Posted on April 15, 2009

EPA questions Honolulu rail route

HONOLULU — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urged officials to change the route of a planned commuter train to avoid displacing a small neighborhood and asked why alternatives to an elevated rail line were not reviewed in the project’s environmental impact study. For the full story, click here.

DART riders protest fare hikes
DALLAS — More than 200 people spoke out against proposed fare increases at a public hearing Tuesday evening at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit headquarters. For the full story, click here.

 

CATS to offer TV on buses
RALEIGH, N.C. — The city of Raleigh is partnering with a local news station and its parent company, Capitol Broadcasting, to install flat-screen televisions on select buses. For the full story, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pierce Transit taps Apollo for video surveillance

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