METRO Briefs

Posted on May 20, 2009

Witnesses: BART transit officer seemed shocked

LOS ANGELES — During the preliminary hearing held on the shooting of an unarmed man in a BART station, several witnesses testifying for the prosecution said that the former BART transit officer looked surprised after pulling the trigger. For the full story, click here.

Fare evaders exploiting N.Y. MTA bus service

NEW YORK — Many riders are skipping the fare for the Bx12 express buses, which allow riders to buy tickets from either a MetroCard or coin-operated terminal before boarding. Fare-jumpers complain that terminals are often broken. For the full story, click here.

CATS transit chief heads to San Antonio

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — News of Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Keith Parker’s departure broke on Tuesday. He's leaving for a similar role at VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio. For the full story, click here.

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BusCon 2015 takes Indy by storm with new vehicles, tech and education

The 20th installment of the show featured more than 50 new exhibitors, 70-plus vehicles and plenty of information to inspire attendees.

House moves to delay PTC deadline

A bipartisan measure has been introduced in the lower chamber that would push back the deadline for most railroads to install automated train technology until December 2018.

Volvo celebrates new Nova, Prevost customer delivery center

The new Plattsburgh, N.Y., building will be equipped of a welcoming customer area, 10 bus delivery spaces and offices to enable our customers to continue their professional activities during their stay.

Webinar Helps Passenger Fleet Managers Understand Hybrid Options

Fleet managers for transit agencies, universities and schools, governments and for-hire transit companies are encouraged to register while spaces are still available.

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