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Posted on June 7, 2007

Google Maps upgrades transit info


In some cities and for some types of public transportation, Google Maps can now show the next departure time, what lines serve a specific station and a link to the transit agency when users click on transit station icons. To read the full story, click here.

 

Univ. of Wash. to endorse light-rail extension


SEATTLE — The University of Washington and Sound Transit have struck a tentative agreement for construction of a light-rail tunnel to reach the university's on-campus stadium. Sound Transit needs the deal in order to secure a federal grant of $750 million to help fund its planned $1.6 billion, three-mile tunnel from Westlake Center to Husky Stadium. To read the full story, click here.

 

NYC congestion plan competes for federal funds

 


NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to reduce traffic congestion by imposing $8 fees on drivers in Manhattan was chosen this week as one of nine semifinalist cities competing for $1.1 billion in federal transportation aid. To read the full story, click here.

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L.A. Metro reconsidering selling naming rights for trains, stations

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Cubic names Walker Ford VP/GM of Eastern region, Americas

This region includes Miami where the EASY Card revenue management system has become a major Cubic project, which recently expanded under a $33 million contract for upgrades to cloud-based services supporting mobile- and open-payment technologies.

New GSA partnership to reduce D.C. Metro energy costs

The partnership lowers Metro’s electricity supply rate within the District, and is expected to save the authority more than $1 million per year compared with existing supply rates.

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