Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on April 12, 2007

Head of BART to resign
SAN FRANCISCO — Thomas Margro, general manager for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District, announced that his last day with the agency will be June 29, after nearly 11 years on the job. For the full story, click here. Illinois plan caters to ‘suburban majority’
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — With the state legislature trying to create a new transportation funding bill, a bipartisan Suburban Transportation Commission has been formed to assure that suburban transit needs are adequately addressed in future funding formulas. For the full story, click here. Rail Runner Express averaging 2,000 riders per day
SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico’s Rail Runner Express service is averaging about 2,000 riders a day, with officials believing that rising gas prices and summer tourists will help increase ridership even more. For the full story, click here.

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