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METRO Briefs

Posted on March 8, 2007

Three Maryland transit projects delayed
BALTIMORE — A flawed study that underestimated the number of projected riders will cause three major Maryland transit projects to be delayed about a year. Two of the projects were designed to ease traffic congestion in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. For the full story, click here. Bombardier delivers final railway car to China
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Bombardier Transportation will ship the last of 11 railway cars that China will use to transport visitors during the 2008 Summer Olympics on Thursday. For the full story, click here. Connecticut could scrap $1 surcharge hike
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Rail advocates are hoping that Connecticut’s plan to add a $1-per-ride surcharge on New Haven Line trains will be scrapped once it goes to New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North officials for approval. For the full story, click here.

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