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Posted on September 23, 2009

D.C. Metro partners with suicide prevention groups

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will join a coalition of suicide-prevention groups in an attempt to stop the recent rise in deaths of people trying to kill themselves by stepping in front of a train. For the full story, click here.

 

Weekend riders drive Valley Metro ridership

 

PHOENIX — Unlike many other public transportation systems, which are primarily used by commuters, Valley Metro mainly draws riders going to restaurants, bars and cultural events on the weekends. For the full story, click here.

 

San Francisco HSR station spot still undecided

 

SAN FRANCISCO — The California High-Speed Rail Authority says that San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal is its preferred site for a high-speed rail station. However, high-speed rail officials say state and federal environmental laws require that other alternatives be considered. For the full story, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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