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METRO Briefs

Posted on July 8, 2009

BART foresaw D.C. Metro circuit problem

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The apparent malfunction responsible for last month’s Red Line collision, a “flickering” in a track circuit, is known to experts working with San Francisco Bay Area-based BART. Officials there had installed a separate system as a protection against the problem. For the full story, click here.

 

Car rental fees may increase 800 percent

MILWAUKEE — A provision in Wisconsin’s new state budget enables the Southeast Regional Transit Authority to raise the car rental fee up to 800 percent, to help fund a commuter rail line. For the full story, click here.

 

Japanese  rail workers’ smiles scanned

  

LONDON — The Keihin Electric Express Railway, a Tokyo rail company, is using a computer system to rate the smiles of its employees on a daily basis.  For the full story, click here.

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