METRO Briefs

Posted on June 5, 2009

No rep. from Nev. at HSR conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Governors and transportation officials from 24 states attended a discussion on high-speed rail with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Nevada, a state with two proposed high-speed rail lines, had no representative present. For the full story, click here.


Congress: Florida risks losing future funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Because Florida failed to invest enough money to keep Tri-Rail in service, the state may jeopardize its chances of gaining addition funding to support other transportation projects, Congress has warned. For the full story, click here.


Northern Calif. transit faces service cuts

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Due to the state of California’s financial troubles, San Francisco Bay Area-based Valley Transportation Authority and Caltrain took steps to cut service and raise fares as the agencies struggle with deficits. For the full story, click here.

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