Metro Briefs

Posted on July 15, 2009

D.C. Metro signaling system still malfunctioning

, D.C. — The signaling equipment that failed to detect a stopped train in the Washington Metro accident on June 22 is still periodically malfunctioning in the same area that the accident occurred. For the full story, click here.

More Americans traveling by bus

NEW YORK — On CBS’ Monday morning “Early Show,” a travel expert reported that more riders are taking buses, since fares are low, buses have been upgraded and now offer more amenities. For the full story, click here.

Students choose transit for prom

, ONTARIO — Forty graduating students hired and decorated a Brampton Transit bus to take to their prom, instead of a limousine, due to cost and originality. For the full story, click here.


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