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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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Gannon appointed to permanent GM post for King County Metro

Gannon, 47, served as interim GM from March 2016 until now. He was Metro Deputy GM from 2013-2016, and Human Resources manager for the King County DOT from 2011-2013.

Fla.'s HART to develop autonomous circulator route

The project would be one of the first of its kind in the U.S. utilizing autonomous technology and has the potential to become a genuine problem solver, according to FDOT and HART.

CTA's 2017 budget includes no fare increases, service cuts for 8th year

Long-term deals on fuel and increased non-fare revenue have helped CTA cope with reduced funding from the state and a decline in ridership, which fell to just under 500 million in 2016.

SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

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