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Posted on April 19, 2007

Chicago to create universal fare card
CHICAGO — Commuters in the Chicago area may soon be able to use a single fare card for CTA buses and trains, the Metra rail system and Pace suburban buses. For the full story, click here. New MBTA maps promote bus routes
BOSTON — In a new program aimed at encouraging bus ridership, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority this week will install detailed maps showing bus routes superimposed over maps of neighborhoods around subway stops. For the full story, click here. Chinese bullet trains now on rails
HONG KONG — China became the twelfth country with high-speed rail service this week, launching trains capable of running at 125 mph through the country’s most condensed urban corridor. For the full story, click here. President of Chicago Transit Authority resigns
CHICAGO — Chicago Transit Authority President Frank Kruesi has resigned, and Mayor Richard M. Daley has named his Chief of Staff Ron Huberman as Kruesi's replacement. For the full story, click here.

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