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Posted on December 21, 2006

Teen who stole LYNX bus sentenced
ORLANDO, Fla. — Richie Davis, the 15-year-old boy who stole a LYNX transit bus and picked up several passengers, was sentenced to a juvenile treatment facility for psychological treatment. The boy’s father believes he will be in the center for six to nine months. For the full story, click here. Massachusetts approves deal to cut bus emissions
BOSTON — The commonwealth of Massachusetts has agreed to pay $22.5 million to reduce air pollution from every regional transit and public school bus in the state within four years. The landmark deal was designed to offset pollution caused by the Big Dig. For the full story, click here. NYC transit union chief re-elected
NEW YORK — New York City’s Transport Workers Union President Roger Toussaint has been re-elected. Toussaint was the leader of the strike last December that grinded the city to a standstill during the height of the Christmas season. For the full story, click here.

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