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METRO Briefs

Posted on May 31, 2007

Mass. towns join transit authority for regional services

BOSTON — Five towns not serviced by MBTA buses have joined the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) in order to take advantage of recent legislation allowing communities to use state-mandated MBTA assessments for regional transit authority services instead. To read the full story, click here.


Hudson River rail tunnel gets DOT backing

PRINCETON, N.J. — During a joint news conference with Gov. John Corzine last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters vowed to work to make a new commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River a reality. The proposed $7.5 billion tunnel would double commuter rail capacity between New York and New Jersey. To read the full story, click here.


Balloons could protect subways from fire, flood


WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a new program dubbed "Resilient Tunnel," Homeland Security officials are researching "inflatable structure technology" that could protect transit systems from underground floods and fires caused by terrorist bombs. To read the full story, click here.

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New Flyer to invest $28 million in Ky. facility

The Shepherdsville, Ky. facility will fabricate parts for the manufacture of New Flyer transit buses, MCI motorcoaches, and spare parts for NFI Parts.

MCI names San Francisco Bay Area leadership team

The team consists of Mike Albertolle, manager of business development and service; Matthew Hiibel, service manager; Roland Schauer, shop supervisor; and Roman Bystron, parts supervisor.

Minn. Metro Transit union workers threaten strike during Super Bowl

The union’s president noted that although the most recent agreement was overwhelmingly rejected, he is optimistic an agreement will be reached before the deadline.

COMTO launching new Washington State chapter

Local charter agency members and supporters of COMTO Washington State include Pierce Transit, the Seattle Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, Community Transit, and the Port of Seattle.

New York drops 'ladies and gentlemen' for more inclusive announcements

Effective immediately, subway conductors and bus drivers have been instructed to use gender-neutral language when communicating, such as "passengers," "riders," and "everyone."

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