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METRO Briefs

Posted on August 9, 2007

Fla. agency considers going fare-free


TAMPA — Hillsborough County's transit agency will explore eliminating fares as it considers switching from property taxes to sales taxes as a funding source. A half-cent sales tax would bring in $110 million a year, replacing the $36 million the agency currently gets from property owners and enough to cover fare box collections at $10 million. To read the full story, click here.


Canadian transit to improve services for blind riders

TORONTO — Transit agencies in cities across Canada are addressing the need to announce every stop or station after two blind lawyers brought cases before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and Canadian Transportation Agency, respectively. To read the full story, click here.


Va. schools to stop publishing bus routes

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Public Schools will no longer list school bus stops in newspapers or on its Website, but will instead mail route information to students’ homes. Reasons for the change include custody disputes between parents, terrorism concerns and possible abduction from a bus stop, officials say. To read the full story, click here.

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