Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on May 17, 2007

Schwarzenegger praises bullet trains in op-ed

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a recent op-ed column, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said bullet trains would help relieve freeway congestion, improve air quality and create greater mobility. The column appeared three days after an editorial criticized the Republican governor's "curious coolness" toward rail transit and the high-speed rail project. To read the full story, click here.

 

Ex-Google engineer donates $1M for Tahoe public bus


STATELINE, Nev. — A former Google Inc. software engineer has pledged $1 million to the local transportation agency BluGo to help launch public bus service between the Carson Valley and the Stateline casino area on Lake Tahoe's south shore. To read the full story, click here.

 

Trains cross Korean demilitarized zone

 


SEOUL, South Korea — For the first time since the 1950-53 Korean War, trains crossed the 2.5-mile-wide demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea. The trial run was the latest symbol of a historic reconciliation that began following a summit of the region's leaders in 2000. To read the full story, click here.

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Calif.'s SolTrans taps Kranda as executive director

Beth Kranda, who succeeds Mona Babauta, currently serves as Deputy Director of Transit, the City of Santa Rosa’s senior transit position.

City of New York makes recommendations for MTA subway plan

The plan from Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team comes ahead of the release of the MTA's so-called "subway turnaround plan" next week.

Rock Region METRO's Varner announces departure from agency

He will be stepping down to take a regional leadership role within First Transit, an international transit operations, management and consulting firm.

JTA's Ford wins prestigious COMTO award

The Thomas G. Neusom Founders Award is the highest honor bestowed by COMTO. Ford accepted the award at the 46th National Meeting and Training Conference in Detroit.

NJ Transit weighing disciplinary actions for no-show train engineers

It's unclear how many of the cancellations stemmed from engineers exercising a contract provision that allows them to take two days to report for work when schedule changes are made.

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