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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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JTA's Ford wins prestigious COMTO award

The Thomas G. Neusom Founders Award is the highest honor bestowed by COMTO. Ford accepted the award at the 46th National Meeting and Training Conference in Detroit.

NJ Transit weighing disciplinary actions for no-show train engineers

It's unclear how many of the cancellations stemmed from engineers exercising a contract provision that allows them to take two days to report for work when schedule changes are made.

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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