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METRO Briefs

Posted on June 21, 2007

Chicago police to monitor buses via live video

CHICAGO — The Chicago Transit Authority is outfitting buses with radio equipment that transmits short distances so that onboard video feeds can be picked up by Wi-Fi hot spots and nearby police cars. To read the full story, click here.


Ark. proposal pits Amtrak against freight rail

WASHINGTON, Ark. — Amtrak is protesting a proposal to change a 35-year-old law allowing Amtrak priority on tracks owned by freight rail companies. The proposal's writer says too many fully loaded freight trains are left to idle while half-empty passenger trains pass, impacting air quality and traffic congestion. To read the full story, click here.


Dispute over signal warning hinders Calif. rail line

SAN DIEGO — Transit officials say the new 22-mile Sprinter rail line's signal system provides as much or more warning than required by state and federal laws, but engineers in some cities along the route say the system, linked to traffic signals near rail crossings, may not leave enough time to clear pedestrians and cars from the tracks. To read the full story, click here.


Pittsburgh transit cuts service by 15 percent


PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County's public transit system has reduced service as it tries to close a nearly $45 million deficit. Further cuts and a fare hike are possible in the coming months, absent a state bailout or other source of funding, officials say. To read the full story, click here.

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MARTA's Parker among Atlanta's 'Most Admired' CEOs

This distinction by The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognizes Atlanta’s leading executives in various industries and professional disciplines, according to the publication.

USSC names midwestern regional sales manager for U.S.

As part of the North American Transit Sales Team, Sonny Gordon joins the organization with 20 years of experience in the industry.

Metra picks Derwinski to lead agency as CEO

The current chief mechanical officer oversees 650 employees responsible for the repair, inspection, cleaning and maintenance of nearly 1,200 railcars and locomotives.

RATP Dev to manage Asheville, N.C.'s transit service

RATP Dev has appointed Bernadette Townsend to serve as ART’s new GM.

CDTA named 'Best Mid-Size Public Transportation System'

CDTA representatives will attend the APTA conference in early October in Atlanta to receive the award.

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