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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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