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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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Deadline extended for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Calif.'s GCTD breaks ground on ops, maintenance facility

The new facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage located on a three-acre site that was originally built in the 1970’s for a much smaller fleet.

London most expensive city to commute to work via public transit

New York City comes in it at No. 4 at a cost of approximately $120 per month, with Chicago and San Francisco at $102.10 and $86.10 per month, respectively.

Late U2 concert leaves transit officials upset over costs

The Wednesday night concert, which didn't wrap up until 11 p.m., forced the Valley Transportation Authority to add 11 extra after-hours trains to accommodate concertgoers.

Video shows Metro Transit officer asking about immigration status

Metro Transit Police Chief Harrington said in a statement that it's not his agency's practice to inquire about immigration status and has asked for an internal investigation into the encounter.

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