METRO Briefs

Posted on May 13, 2009

Report: Driver caused Calif. coach crash

SAN FRANCISCO — According to a preliminary report by the California Highway Patrol, the driver in the April 28 accident failed to negotiate a curve on the U.S. 101 overpass, causing the bus to hit a guardrail and overturn. For the full story, click here.


Amtrak: High-speed rail unrealistic

CHICAGO — Joseph Boardman, Amtrak’s president/CEO, said to Illinois lawmakers at a hearing Monday that introducing high-speed rail in the Midwest would be too expensive and less efficient than providing more frequent service between cities. For the full story, click here.


Report: BRT cheaper than rail to Oakland airport

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — TransForm, an Oakland, Calif.-based public transit advocacy group, claims that the BART’s $522 million plan for an elevated tram to the Oakland International Airport is 10-times more expensive than adding BRT service. For the full story, click here.

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