Management & Operations

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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Cleveland RTA partners with medical group to rebrand key route

Revenue from the MetroHealth Line sponsorship will be used to upgrade landscaping and bus stations along the route.

Siemens names new mobility division president

Marc Buncher brings 25 years of rail experience, including his most recent role as the sr. VP, rail division, at Caterpillar.

Mont.'s Mountain Line to extend fare-free program

Partner agencies have agreed to continue support for the program, which has bolstered ridership.

Voith executes succession plan, names new president/CEO

As planned, Dr. Hubert Lienhard, who has been in charge since 2008, will retire in 2018 upon completion of his second term in office at the age of 67, with Stephan Schaller assuming the role in April.

Transportation options could lure Amazon to Denver, report says

The New York Times recently published an analysis of roughly fifty American metro areas and used guidance that Amazon included in its request for proposals to narrow down the field.

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