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METRO Briefs

Posted on December 14, 2006

MTA expected to approve lucrative ad deals
NEW YORK — The New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is expected to approve two deals that would give winning bidders control over the advertising space on its Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road train cars, stations and billboards, as well as Long Island buses. The two deals are expected to bring in more than $900 million over ten years. For the full story, click here. Maryland to offer transit job training to vets
BALTIMORE — Maryland officials said that they plan to fill open slots in Maryland Transit Administration training classes with military veterans. The courses will cover a range of topics, including bus operations, maintenance training and basic computer skills. For the full story, click here. Transit officials apologize to discriminated Muslim woman
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Officials from The Rapid bus service in Michigan apologized to a woman who was not allowed to ride one of its buses because she was wearing a traditional Islamic veil. The agency also rescinded a rule banning people with face coverings, which was originally instituted prior to Halloween. For the full story, click here.

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