METRO Briefs

Posted on August 12, 2009

Aloisi vows to improve MBTA

BOSTON — As details emerged on how Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration forced the resignation of MBTA GM, Daniel A Grabauskas, on Aug.6, State Transportation Secretary James A. Aloisi Jr. rode bus routes and talked to riders, assuring them that service will improve. For the full story, click here.


Safety goals demanded after S.F. Muni crashes

SAN FRANCISCO — After two rail crashes in the past month that resulted in more than 50 fatalities, a San Francisco supervisor wants to establish goals to improve safety. For the full story, click here.


N.Y. MTA transit workers win wage hike

NEW YORK — On Tuesday, New York City transit workers were granted salary increases of more than 11 percent over three years. As a result, the MTA said it could only rule out more fare hikes for this year. For the full story, click here.

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