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METRO Briefs

Posted on August 3, 2006

Orlando to set up commuter rail system
ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida has struck a deal with CSX Transportation to set up a commuter rail system in the central part of the state to relieve gridlock in and around the Orlando area. The costs, which will come to approximately $1 billion, will be split among federal, state and four local county governments. For the full story, click here. Morale, communication are concerns at Idaho Transportation Department
BOISE, Idaho — An internal study at the Idaho Transportation Department has found problems with communication and morale and concern over the state agency’s direction. The study included interviews with 60 department employees. For the full story, click here. BART considering tougher ad policy
SAN FRANCISCO — Facing criticism over an ad placed on its system late last year, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is considering a tougher policy to curtail the content of advertisements displayed in stations and on trains. The new policy would ban any material “that ridicules or mocks, is abusive or hostile to, or debases the dignity or stature of an individual or group of individuals.” For the full story, click here.

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