Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on July 27, 2006

White House mulls Mineta replacement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A short list of candidates is emerging to replace Norman Mineta; however, with a monthlong recess set to begin soon for Congress, it is unlikely that a new transportation secretary will be appointed before the fall. Front-runners for the position include former Federal Aviation Administration chief Marion Blakey and Deputy Transportation Secretary Maria Cino. For the full story, click here. Sound Transit may run trains across floating bridge
SEATTLE — Sound Transit says that it has figured out a way to run trains across a floating bridge without being derailed by wind and waves. The design may require slower train speeds and the removal of concrete to reduce the weight of the bridge across Lake Washington. click here. New York MTA will not raise fares this year
NEW YORK — A proposed New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) rate hike set to take effect January 2007 has been postponed. According to MTA officials, the agency postponed the hike because it had generated far more revenue than expected. For the full story, click here.

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SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

Caltrain begins courtesy campaign via social media

The campaign, called “Caltrain Manners,” is the result of a recent online survey, where passengers were asked what annoyed them most about their fellow riders. Caltrain tallied the results to determine the three worst passenger gaffes.

Sacramento RT receives state certification for bus apprenticeship program

Having trained and qualified mechanics is critical to RT’s mission of providing reliable bus service to the Sacramento region.

Community Transit programs removed 370K drive-alone trips in 2016

Choice Connections and Curb the Congestion target large employers and most-congested corridors, and recognize individuals who use transportation options.

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