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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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Denver RTD unveils its Flatiron Flyer BRT vehicle

The Flatiron Flyer buses, which were supplied by MCI and can carry 57 passengers each, are specially branded with a unique blue-and-sunrise-orange paint scheme designed by RTD and a U.S. 36 corridor stakeholder group.

Safe Fleet acquires Hadley's bus, motorcoach mirror product lines

The Hadley mirror business will remain in Elkhart, Ind., but will relocate from the Hadley site to its own production facility over the next few months. The management, engineering, customer service, administrative and production personnel of the Hadley mirror business will remain with the business and transition to Safe Fleet.

BusCon returns to Indy

Each year, more and more people look forward to BusCon as a chance to network, learn about new trends and technology, and gain the tools that are necessary to revitalize the way they tackle their own operations.

Project team wins award for N.Y. bus time displays

The countdown clocks were developed in part to address concerns about the overall accessibility of MTA’s Bus Time system, which sends wait-time information to riders via text message, a QR code scan, or over a web site.

Boston could benefit from more BRT, report says

The report argues that the city should be pushing for the “gold standard” of BRT. That would include a control station that monitors buses and ensures they come at well-spaced intervals and enclosed stops that shelter customers.

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