METRO Briefs

Posted on August 19, 2009

Report: BART officers failed to follow procedures

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland law firm that was hired by BART to conduct an investigation into the shooting of an unarmed man by a transit officer found that the officers failed to work as a team when responding to reports of fighting on a train. For the full story, click here.


Canada transit commuters face parking issues

VANCOUVER, B.C. — On the opening day of Translink’s new Canada Line, riders who parked in the neighboring mall’s parking lot received warning tickets or had their cars towed. Canada officials have said there is no need or room for park-and-ride lots. For the full story, click here.


New transit system starts service in Montana

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A new transit system will make three daily trips from nearby towns and reservations, to Great Falls. For the full story, click here.

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Alexander Dennis' Enviro500 concept bus on display in Singapore

The full low-floor, three-door, two-staircase double-deck bus is being shown at the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition in Suntec City.

ETA adds Intelligent Transit System to Grand Valley

The new ITS provides Grand Valley with ETA's real-time arrival predictions, fare collection system integration, automatic on-board announcements, and the tools to track and chart system improvements over time.

Proterra names Honeywell, Tesla vet to COO post

Josh Ensign’s track record includes leading global operations for 42 factories in 15 countries and managing the supporting supply chains. 

Nova announces 2 major orders for San Antonio VIA, Houston Metro

The buses will be manufactured in Plattsburgh, state of New York, and the delivery of the vehicles has already begun in Houston.

Driverless bus service in France sets world record

The two electric vehicles, fitted with high-tech equipment including laser sensors, stereo vision and GPS, can ferry around 15 passengers at a top speed of 12 mph.

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