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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Fla.'s JTA sets launch date for new BRT service

The 9.4 mile Green Line on the North Corridor will feature direct, high-frequency service; 18 branded stations; complimentary Wi-Fi, a Park-n-Ride lot, and real-time bus arrival information.

Canadian bus service to block Internet streaming

Some customers have reported slow internet service, while others couldn't connect at al, due to Internet streaming issues.

Nova Bus names new east coast regional sales manager

Prior to joinging Nova, John Manzi served as eastern regional transit sales manager for a major transmission manufacturer.

Shuttle, circulator routes drawing thousands of riders in Miami

These services carried more than eight million passengers last year in 27 municipalities and are praised by riders and public officials alike as successful transit programs.

Calif.'s VVTA unveils Google trip planner update, web app

VVTA staff coordinated with the county and cities to maintain route and stop accuracy throughout the release cycle. Meeting the needs of the many departments at each agency added to the complexity of the project.

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