Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on May 10, 2007

Amtrak tickets available by cell phone
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amtrak this week announced a new mobile site, Amtrak.mobi, which will let riders purchase travel tickets through Web-enabled mobile devices such as cell phones and PDAs. To read the full story, click here. N.C. officials face conflict over transit funds
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Opponents of the half-cent sales tax that funds bus and light-rail systems in Mecklenburg County, N.C., have mounted a petition drive to get a referendum on the November ballot. However, a majority of Mecklenburg County commissioners oppose repealing the tax, and transit officials warn that lack of funds could force service cuts, fare increases and prevent development of additional lines. To read the full story, click here. NYC Transit workers caught in worker's comp scam
NEW YORK — Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says four New York City Transit workers have been charged with scamming the city out of more than $70,000 in workers' compensation money for injuries they exaggerated or never sustained. To read the full story, click here.

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