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METRO Briefs

Posted on August 23, 2007

Transit debated in Minn. bridge rebuild talks

 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — At a hearing to discuss plans to replace the collapsed I-35W bridge, lawmakers and other officials debated whether or not to include lanes for light rail or bus rapid transit on the new bridge. To read the full story, click here.

 

Parish hit by Katrina to fix bus system

 

NEW ORLEANS, La. — St. Bernard parish will use $2.7 million in federal grants to pay for 11 buses and equipment, fuel and salaries, with officials hoping to have a public bus system up and running by the end of the year. The parish has not had a fixed-route public transit system since Hurricane Katrina. To read the full story, click here.

 

Ballooning budget delays D.C. Metrorail expansion

 

WASHINGTON — Planners must cut $250 million from the budget for a Metrorail expansion to Dulles International Airport, according to FTA recommendations. The cuts are necessary for the project to qualify for $900 million in federal funding. To read the full story, click here.

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Technology, shifts in behavior can improve urban transportation: report

Respondents around the globe chose "driving their own car" over other modes of transport for reasons including comfort (54%), ease of access (47%), and reliability (39%).

Phoenix names new bus rapid transit administrator

Mike James spent the last four-and-a-half years planning and managing rail and transit corridors in Seattle, which included street car operations and seven new BRT corridors.

Deadline extended for 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.

Calif.'s GCTD breaks ground on ops, maintenance facility

The new facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage located on a three-acre site that was originally built in the 1970’s for a much smaller fleet.

London most expensive city to commute to work via public transit

New York City comes in it at No. 4 at a cost of approximately $120 per month, with Chicago and San Francisco at $102.10 and $86.10 per month, respectively.

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