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METRO Briefs

Posted on November 30, 2006

Court rules B.C. Transit, TransLink rules violate Charter
VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled that the refusal by B.C. Transit and TranLink to carry political advertising on its vehicles violates Canada’s Charter of Rights. The decision overturns a 2004 ruling that the agencies did not violate the charter when they refused to run ads by teacher and student groups. For the full story, click here. NYPD deploys K-9 units on MTA subway system
NEW YORK — The New York Police Department (NYPD) has deployed its first K-9 unit devoted exclusively to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s subway system. Eventually 27 German shepherds will be specially trained to work the subway, giving the NYPD the largest K-9 team in the U.S. For the full story click here. Massachusetts, environmental group settle lawsuit
BOSTON — Massachusetts officials and the Conservation Law Foundation have settled a lawsuit over a series of transit projects the commonwealth had pledged to build to offset pollution caused by the Big Dig. The deal also creates more public participation in the construction of the projects. For the full story, click here.

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JTA's Ford wins prestigious COMTO award

The Thomas G. Neusom Founders Award is the highest honor bestowed by COMTO. Ford accepted the award at the 46th National Meeting and Training Conference in Detroit.

NJ Transit weighing disciplinary actions for no-show train engineers

It's unclear how many of the cancellations stemmed from engineers exercising a contract provision that allows them to take two days to report for work when schedule changes are made.

National Express Transit acquires Cook DuPage Transportation

Established in 1975 and based in Chicago, CDT operates 275 paratransit vehicles providing more than 80,000 trips per month to PACE users in the Chicago Metropolitan area.

MTA chief weighs food ban on subway after track fire snarls service

A garbage fire crippled subway service along four lines for more than two hours during the peak of Monday’s morning rush hour.

BYD commits to hiring from communities facing significant barriers to employment

In addition to targeting veterans and returning citizens, will also target populations that have historically been excluded from the manufacturing industry, such as women and African-Americans.

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