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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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Albuquerque BRT project exploring full sponsorship

ABQ RIDE is looking to model its plan after the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s HealthLine, which is sponsored through a hospital partnership. Construction on the so-called ART system could begin in May 2016 with an in-service date of September 2017.

New luxury bus service launches in San Francisco

The service, which costs $6 a ride, asks riders to download the Leap app, creating an account, uploading a photo and adding a credit card that enables them to pay via a QR code.

4ONE wins multiple bus seating orders

Agencies ordering the company's products, which are now in at least half of all new U.S. and Canadian transit buses, include L.A. Metro, Chicago Transit Authority and New York City Transit.

New Flyer awarded big Las Vegas CNG bus contract

The contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 Xcelsior buses, with an option for another 150 XN40 and 100 XN60 over the next five years. All buses are to be powered by CNG.

Pierce Transit taps Apollo for video surveillance

The decision comes after the agency conducted an analysis and product review period. Implementation of the project began in February and all work is expected to be completed by the end of April.

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