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METRO Briefs

Posted on June 28, 2007

Armed Vancouver transit police enforce fare inspection


VANCOUVER, British Columbia — In an effort to reduce the number of assaults on bus drivers, most of which started with fare disputes in recent years, transit officers on Vancouver buses this week began carrying guns. To read the full story, click here.

 

Judge blocks injunction over L.A. fare hike


LOS ANGELES — A planned fare increase for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus and rail lines will take effect Sunday. A judge this week overturned an attempt by advocacy groups to get an injunction blocking the higher prices. To read the full story, click here.

 

N.Y. subways at capacity, officials say

 


NEW YORK — According to a recent MTA New York City Transit assessment, some of the city’s busiest subway lines are at capacity, with no more room on the tracks to add trains. To read the full story, click here.

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