Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on October 12, 2006

Nashville drivers will not strike
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority drivers and mechanics voted to approve a three-year contract with management and avert a strike. The deal was approved by a 205-18 vote. For the full story, click here. Indiana transit agencies must improve accessibility for disabled
HAMMOND, Ind. — A federal judge has approved a settlement in a lawsuit filed against Indiana-area transit agencies by bus riders with disabilities. The settlement requires three transportation agencies in Gary, Hammond and East Chicago to improve service to the disabled. For the full story, click here. Two trains collide in France
ZOUFFTGEN, France — A passenger train collided with a goods train near the Luxembourg border in northeastern France killing at least five people on Wednesday. Rescue work continues, however, officials have little hope of finding anyone alive in the wreckage. For the full story, click here.

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