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METRO Briefs

Posted on November 2, 2006

Boy, 15, takes transit bus for joyride
ORLANDO, Fla. — A 15-year-old boy allegedly stole a Lynx transit bus from the Orange County Fairgrounds and began pickup up passengers and pocketing the fares. The boy, who apparently hit every stop along the route, was caught when a rider realized how young the non-uniformed driver actually looked. For the full story, click here. French police arrest 5 minors in bus firebombing
MARSEILLE, FRANCE — French police arrested five teenagers that they suspect are involved in the firebombing of a Marseille city bus that left a young woman severely burned. For the full story, click here. Honolulu favors rail system to help solve traffic congestion
HONOLULU — Following a yearlong analysis to find the best option to ease traffic congestion, Honolulu has decided on a light rail system that would cost $3.6 billion to $4.6 billion. The light rail system is the most expensive of the four mass transportation solutions the city considered. For the full story, click here.

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