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Posted on August 26, 2009

Detroit may lay off 113 bus drivers

DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is considering, among other options, cutting the jobs of 113 bus drivers in order to resolve a $300 million budget deficit. For the full story, click here.

 

MBTA defends railroad right-of-way licenses

STONEHAM, Mass. — Proponents for a potential bikepath have protested the MBTA’s offer of short-term licenses to railroad-right-of-way abutters. MBTA and local officials say that the agreements will prevent encroachment and make it easier to remove businesses from the space when the bikepath is built. For the full story, click here.

 

Suspended Iowa driver returns to work

DES MOINES, IOWA — After being suspended for refusing to drive a bus with an atheist group’s ad, bus driver Angela Shiel returned to work on Monday. She said she will refuse again if she is asked to drive another bus with the ad. For the full story, click here.

 

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