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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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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.

UITP Summit to focus on digitalization, 'mobility as a service'

The Global Public Transport Summit being held in Montréal this May will focus in total on seven key trends and themes affecting urban mobility, under the slogan “Lead the TRANSITion,” reflecting the rapid changes underway in urban mobility.

Tampa enlists suppliers to launch connected vehicle tech downtown

Later this year, the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot will begin equipping buses, streetcars, and privately-owned vehicles with technology that will enable them to communicate with each other and with traffic signals, crosswalks, and other elements of the transportation infrastructure.

Cincinnati Metro examines weapons policy following incident on bus

Although Ohio is an “Open Carry” state, a license is needed to carry a concealed weapon, however, only concealed weapons are allowed on motor vehicles, including buses.

SinglePoint, Passengera align to provide infotainment platform

The powerful passenger infotainment solution will be on display at SinglePoint’s booth #720 at the 2017 UMA Expo in St. Louis.

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