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METRO Briefs

Posted on April 29, 2009

Sec. LaHood orders coach safety review

SOLEDAD, Calif. —  After yesterday's tour bus accident in Northern California, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood plans to announce a full departmental review of motorcoach safety. For the full story, click here.

 

Lockheed sues for release from N.Y. MTA contract

NEW YORK — In a lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan, Lockheed Martin Transportation Security Solutions asked a judge for release from a contract to install a network of digital security cameras. For the full story, click here.

 

Tri-Rail faces service cuts

MIAMI — Despite a recent fare hike, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority may still need to cut weekend service, and reduce weekday service by nearly half. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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