Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on July 19, 2007

Fla. agency considers ferries, hovercrafts


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has launched a $200,000 study to determine if running ferries or hovercrafts could help reduce congestion on area roads. Officials say test runs could begin next year. To read the full story, click here.

 

NYC Transit tests warning system for workers


NEW YORK — NYC Transit is buying new safety equipment designed to warn track workers of approaching trains. The devices detect the presence of a train on a section of track and then trigger flashing lights and sirens placed down the line in a work zone. To read the full story, click here.

 

Honolulu rail project to receive $20M

 


HONOLULU — The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $20 million to fund the preliminary engineering study for the Honolulu High Capacity Transit Project. City officials say the move confirms recognition at the federal level of the need for transit expansion. To read the full story, click here.

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Calif. agency bans cannabis ads on buses, ferries

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