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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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L.A. Metro reconsidering selling naming rights for trains, stations

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Cubic names Walker Ford VP/GM of Eastern region, Americas

This region includes Miami where the EASY Card revenue management system has become a major Cubic project, which recently expanded under a $33 million contract for upgrades to cloud-based services supporting mobile- and open-payment technologies.

New GSA partnership to reduce D.C. Metro energy costs

The partnership lowers Metro’s electricity supply rate within the District, and is expected to save the authority more than $1 million per year compared with existing supply rates.

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