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METRO Briefs

Posted on May 27, 2009

Transit suffers ad revenue loss

NEW YORK — Titan Worldwide, a company that sells many of the ads that appear in various transit systems throughout the U.S., has been unable to fulfill all payment obligations, citing lower than expected ad sales. For the full story, click here.

 

Valley Metro having trouble recouping fares

PHOENIX — A program that allows employers to provide transit-pass cards to their employees is causing Valley Metro’s light rail system to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. For the full story, click here.

 

Minneapolis commuters unsure of BRT

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority is advertising the launch of a bus rapid transit system that may start operating as soon as next year. However, many residents still don’t understand what the system is, or how it will work. For the full story, click here.

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'Off route' Calif. bus driver runs double-decker into bridge

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Freightliner to invest $22.7M to expand facilities, improve operations

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