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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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CTA's 2017 budget includes no fare increases, service cuts for 8th year

Long-term deals on fuel and increased non-fare revenue have helped CTA cope with reduced funding from the state and a decline in ridership, which fell to just under 500 million in 2016.

SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

Caltrain begins courtesy campaign via social media

The campaign, called “Caltrain Manners,” is the result of a recent online survey, where passengers were asked what annoyed them most about their fellow riders. Caltrain tallied the results to determine the three worst passenger gaffes.

Sacramento RT receives state certification for bus apprenticeship program

Having trained and qualified mechanics is critical to RT’s mission of providing reliable bus service to the Sacramento region.

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