METRO Briefs

Posted on June 17, 2009

Architect advocates grid-style bus system

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — By designing intersecting bus routes into a grid, a local architect says the area bus system can serve 1,025 residents per mile, compared with the current 750 per mile. A transportation group is assessing cost and viability. For the full story, click here.


Turban-wearing workers protest logo rule

NEW YORK — On Tuesday, N.Y. MTA transit workers who wear turbans for religious reasons demanded that their employer rescind a policy requiring them to put the agency logo on their headwear. For the full story, click here.


Co. may build hydrogen-powered rail prototype

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Interstate Traveler Co. LLC has developed a plan to construct a hydrogen-powered high-speed rail system in Michigan. The company says that the multibillion-dollar magnetic elevation system would be privately financed. For the full story, click here.


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