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METRO Briefs

Posted on June 14, 2007

Wash. transit system joins MySpace


SEATTLE — Snohomish County, Wash.-based Community Transit aims to increase teen ridership this summer by creating a MySpace page and a YouTube video. The agency has employed a promotions and outreach specialist to design messages geared toward younger riders. To read the full story, click here.

 

Riders ask much of new Long Island Rail chief


LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Helena Williams, who takes the helm of the LIRR next Monday, has said she would focus on safety, security and reliability of service, and will be laying the groundwork to meet future transportation needs. Residents, civic leaders and elected officials are also pushing for clearing trash from the right-of-way, fixing up neglected stations, increasing reverse-commute service, noise reduction and other requests. To read the full story, click here.

 

Calif. transit system plans $133M BRT


ORANGE, Calif. — On Monday, the Orange County Transportation Authority board approved a $133 million plan to implement a new bus rapid transit system, which will have three routes and supplement the county’s current bus system. The first route will debut in December 2008. To read the full story, click here.

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INIT, Sacramento launch region-wide smart card fare collection system

The system incorporates nine transit agencies covering six counties within the Sacramento region serving a population of 2.5 million.

BYD America expands executive leadership

Milo Victoria will serve as GM, while Bobby Hill has been promoted to VP, U.S. sales.

LA Metro to be 'Guest of Honor' at European Mobility Exhibition

The exhibition is designed to encourage the sharing of mobility best practices, develop innovation, and tackle the transition from private vehicles to sustainable mobility, especially in major cities.

Cleveland RTA launches vanpool with Enterprise

The cost-neutral program called VanShare is open to those drivers and riders who are residents of Cuyahoga County, or who have a destination in Cuyahoga County.

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