METRO Briefs

Posted on September 30, 2009

Pro-U.S. bias in Olympic contracts?

VANCOUVER, B.C. - With Vancouver's Olympic Organizing Committee hiring a Florida-based company to take care of Olympic transportation, some Canadian coach operators are alleging a pro-U.S. bias after not being awarded any work. For the full story, click here.

St. Louis Metro searching for ideas

ST. LOUIS - While being hit hard by the economy, Metro is looking to several transit agencies across the nation to build its first-ever long-term plan, including commuter rail and BRT. For the full story, click here.

Without reauthorization projects may be delayed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With health care reform and climate change legislation at the forefront, the lack of a new transportation reauthorization may cause the delays of several projects. For the full story, click here.






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