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METRO Briefs

Posted on July 1, 2009

Rosenker: NTSB better without enforcement power

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NTSB Acting Chairman Mark Rosenker said that the agency works better giving recommendations without enforcement. Approximately 82 percent of the recommendations are implemented. For the full story, click here.

 

Iceland’s hydrogen-powered plans postponed

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND — A government-sanctioned scheme to derive hydrogen from water and use it to power ground transportation has been set back by at least 10 years due to the financial crisis. For the full story, click here.

 

Bus manufacturers relocate, bring jobs to Tenn.

GALLATIN, Tenn. — Silver Eagle Bus Manufacturing Inc., a husband and wife team, started operations in their new Gallatin office. They already have a few dozen employees at work restoring old buses and plan to hire as many as 500 employees in a year or two. For the full story, click here.

 

N.J. Transit to charge for mailing tickets

NEWARK, N.J. — Starting in September, N.J. Transit will charge a $3 fee to mail monthly rail and bus passes, due to the additional costs the service accrues. For the full story, click here.

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2,627 complaints lodged on Fla.'s HART bus system

The unedited complaints represent only one side of the story and often are fired off by people who are upset. HART says its own GPS and video technology shows many are plain wrong. The agency relies upon the list to target areas of customer service that are in need of improvement.

CHK America wins bus stop improvement contract for GRTC

The three-tiered project will include redesigning the information for more than 2,000 stops throughout the Greater RIchmond Transit Company's service area.

Connecticut's CTfastrak BRT system begins service

The CTfastrak transit system provides direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford, East Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway.

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.

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