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METRO Briefs

Posted on October 19, 2006

Judge to weigh lifting LACMTA’s consent decree
LOS ANGELES — On Thursday, a judge will consider lifting a 10-year-old consent decree that forced the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to spend more than $1 billion to expand and improve bus service for poor and minority riders. If the decree is lifted, local activists fear the LACMTA will slash service and raise fares. For the full story click here. BART to test run ‘smart card’ for riders
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) will select 250 people to take part in a six-month pilot program to test smart cards at its stations. The cards will be linked to the card owners’ credit card and will automatically replenish once the balance drops below a certain amount. For the full story, click here. CATS launches light-rail safety education
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Area Transit System officials are starting an effort to educate the public about rail crossing safety a year ahead of its expected launch. The seminars are trying to stress the light rail system's faster speeds and higher frequencies. For the full story, click here.

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Deadline extended for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Calif.'s GCTD breaks ground on ops, maintenance facility

The new facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage located on a three-acre site that was originally built in the 1970’s for a much smaller fleet.

London most expensive city to commute to work via public transit

New York City comes in it at No. 4 at a cost of approximately $120 per month, with Chicago and San Francisco at $102.10 and $86.10 per month, respectively.

Late U2 concert leaves transit officials upset over costs

The Wednesday night concert, which didn't wrap up until 11 p.m., forced the Valley Transportation Authority to add 11 extra after-hours trains to accommodate concertgoers.

Video shows Metro Transit officer asking about immigration status

Metro Transit Police Chief Harrington said in a statement that it's not his agency's practice to inquire about immigration status and has asked for an internal investigation into the encounter.

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