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METRO Briefs

Posted on August 2, 2007

Amtrak reward program offers free drinks


WASHINGTON, D.C. — To promote its high-end sleeper car trips, Amtrak is offering passengers $100 in free drink credits on some overnight trains between November and January. To read the full story, click here.

 

Calif. transit agency unveils new name, logo


NOVATO, Calif. — The Marin County Transit District has changed its name to Marin Transit, adopted a new logo and added 10 new buses to its fleet in an effort to publicize its services and boost ridership. To read the full story, click here.

Transit officials use classical music to reduce crime

 

TACOMA, Wash. — Local police and Pierce Transit officials are installing speakers tuned to a classical music radio station at the Tacoma Mall Transit Center in the hopes of deterring criminal activity at bus stops. To read the full story, click here.

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Pace mourns death of Bolton, former deputy exec. director

He passed away in the early hours of April 15, 2017, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 69.

CATA CEO Draggoo announces plan to retire

She is currently the longest-serving transit CEO in the nation. Her career with the authority spans 43 years, 32 of them as CATA’s CEO.

FTA taps nonprofit to lead mobility-on-demand innovation project

The initiative, which will be lead by the Shared-Use Mobility Center, will focus on helping recipients of FTA’s Mobility On Demand Sandbox program funding demonstrate innovative transportation solutions in 11 cities across the U.S.

WMATA to add free Wi-Fi at 30 rail stations

If plans stay on track, nearly every Red Line station from Union Station to Medical Center will have access to free Wi-Fi and a broad section of the system’s core also should be covered by the end of the year.

METRO, BusCon now accepting Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

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