Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on January 3, 2007

City may lose bus benches
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — With no new contract in place, a dispute between Hollywood, Fla. officials and a bus bench advertising company could leave riders without a place to sit and wait for their bus. The latest riff continues the problems the city has had with bench-ad companies for the past five years. For the full story, click here. Fainting dieters delay NYC subways
NEW YORK — An analysis of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) statistics found that, after track work and signal problems, ill passengers rated as one of the main reasons for subway disruptions between October 2005 and October 2006. Although the nature of passenger illnesses are not documented, MTA officials believe that fainting dieters top the “sick customer” list. For the full story, click here. More trouble for Fung Wah Bus
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Twenty miles into a Boston-to-New-York trip a Fung Wah bus lost two wheels, taking 30 passengers for a ride, yet injuring none. State police officials said that it appeared as if the bolts sheared off the wheels. The incident is the latest in a string of recent problems with the company’s buses. For the full story, click here.

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