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METRO Briefs

Posted on July 13, 2006

Big Dig ceiling collapse investigation focusing on bolts
BOSTON — Bolts attaching 3-ton concrete panels to the ceiling of a Big Dig tunnel have become the focus in the investigation of why four of the slabs broke away Monday night and crushed a car, killing a Boston woman and injuring her husband. Warning signs that the bolts were defective may have occurred as early as 1999. For the full story, click here. India names train attack suspects
BOMBAY, India — India’s Anti-Terror Squad has released photos of two young men they believe are responsible for placing the eight bombs on a commuter train that killed 200 people and wounded 700 more in Bombay on Tuesday. A possible al-Qaida link is also being looked into. For the full story, click here. COTA drops light rail plans
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Central Ohio Transit Authority has dropped plans for a light rail project that would have run through its northern corridor after failing to qualify for federal funding. The agency was relying on the feds to cover at least half of the capital costs, which were projected to be somewhere between $228 million and $600 million. For the full story, click here.

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National Express Transit acquires Cook DuPage Transportation

Established in 1975 and based in Chicago, CDT operates 275 paratransit vehicles providing more than 80,000 trips per month to PACE users in the Chicago Metropolitan area.

MTA chief weighs food ban on subway after track fire snarls service

A garbage fire crippled subway service along four lines for more than two hours during the peak of Monday’s morning rush hour.

BYD commits to hiring from communities facing significant barriers to employment

In addition to targeting veterans and returning citizens, will also target populations that have historically been excluded from the manufacturing industry, such as women and African-Americans.

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