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METRO Briefs

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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Minn. Metro Transit union workers threaten strike during Super Bowl

The union’s president noted that although the most recent agreement was overwhelmingly rejected, he is optimistic an agreement will be reached before the deadline.

COMTO launching new Washington State chapter

Local charter agency members and supporters of COMTO Washington State include Pierce Transit, the Seattle Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, Community Transit, and the Port of Seattle.

New York drops 'ladies and gentlemen' for more inclusive announcements

Effective immediately, subway conductors and bus drivers have been instructed to use gender-neutral language when communicating, such as "passengers," "riders," and "everyone."

CCW hires Southwest territory sales manager

Mark Lein joins Complete Coach Works with 15 years of transit bus sales experience.

Visa introduces global contactless transit payment program

A company study found that transit agencies spend an average of 14.5 cents of every physical dollar collected, compared to only 4.2 cents for every digital dollar.

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