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METRO Briefs

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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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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