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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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Chicago RTA approves 5-year 'Invest in Transit' strategic plan

New regional plan sets a bold, yet practical, vision for “public transit as the core of the region’s robust transportation mobility network.”

TriMet Board names single finalist in GM search

Doug Kelsey joined the agency in 2015 and quickly improved the overall on-time performance of the transit system.

UTA's free-fare day adds 29K riders

The agency said the single-day ridership on FrontRunner commuter trains was up by 66% for a total of 30,016 boardings, while ridership on the TRAX light rail was up by 32%, for a total of 79,825 boardings.

Capital Metro selects new President/CEO

Randy Clarke has served as the VP, operations and member services, at the American Public Transportation Association since April 2016.

Berlin to offer sneakers with built-in transit pass

The sneakers will feature the unmistakable seat upholstery pattern featured on the city’s public transit fleet on the heel with the sneaker’s tongue featuring a fabric version of the annual BVG season ticket.

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