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METRO Briefs

Posted on September 28, 2006

OCTA to study high-speed-rail line
The Orange County (Calif.) Transportation Authority will spend $7 million on preliminary engineering and environmental work to study the feasibility of using an existing train corridor for a high-speed-rail line that would travel between Los Angeles and Anaheim. For the full story, click here. Rita bus driver says he was asked to falsify logs
McALLEN, Texas — The driver of the bus that caught fire killing 23 people during a Hurricane Rita evacuation of nursing home residents testified that he was ordered to fill out log books incorrectly. The government is trying to prove that Global Limo Inc. and its owner James Maples are guilty of conspiring to falsify time logs and of failing to maintain vehicle inspection reports. For the full story, click here. Agency to use transit-improvement funds to settle lawsuit
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority has come under fire for its decision to use $14 million that it received for transit improvements to settle a lawsuit. Agency officials say it’s a legitimate expense because the money will pay claims for extra work on a project that created a more-efficient rail system. For the full story, click here.

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