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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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Deadline extended for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Calif.'s GCTD breaks ground on ops, maintenance facility

The new facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage located on a three-acre site that was originally built in the 1970’s for a much smaller fleet.

London most expensive city to commute to work via public transit

New York City comes in it at No. 4 at a cost of approximately $120 per month, with Chicago and San Francisco at $102.10 and $86.10 per month, respectively.

Late U2 concert leaves transit officials upset over costs

The Wednesday night concert, which didn't wrap up until 11 p.m., forced the Valley Transportation Authority to add 11 extra after-hours trains to accommodate concertgoers.

Video shows Metro Transit officer asking about immigration status

Metro Transit Police Chief Harrington said in a statement that it's not his agency's practice to inquire about immigration status and has asked for an internal investigation into the encounter.

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