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METRO Briefs

Posted on February 8, 2007

LIRR criticized for slow outage response
NEW YORK — The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Commuters Council, a local rider advocacy group, sent a strongly worded letter to acting president Ray Kenny criticizing the LIRR's failure to communicate with the 30,000 riders affected by a widespread service delay that occurred last week. For the full story, click here. Transit construction accident in Seattle
SEATTLE — A supply train collided with a parked train Wednesday on a light rail line being built in the south end of Seattle, leaving one Sound Transit worker dead and another injured. For the full story, click here. Honolulu ends proposed ban on construction near rail line
HONOLULU — Honolulu’s city council indefinitely deferred a bill that would have designated areas surrounding a proposed rail transit line off-limits to development. For the full story, click here.

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