Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on August 30, 2007

Gov. Richardson donors tied to rail project
SANTA FE, N.M. — Contracting and development executives with a financial stake in a $400 million commuter rail system pushed by Gov. Bill Richardson have contributed heavily to his presidential campaign and provided him the use of corporate planes. Some donations were given while contract negotiations were under way with the state. To read the full story, click here. New bus connects Staten Island to N.J.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Beginning this week, an S89 bus will provide Staten Island's first mass transit connection to New Jersey. The long-awaited bus service, which comes after years of requests from commuters, will be operated under a joint service agreement between the MTA and New Jersey Transit. To read the full story, click here. Smoking banned on German trains
BERLIN — State-run rail operator Deutsche Bahn has announced that a total ban on smoking on trains and at more than 5,000 stations will come into effect in Germany this weekend. The rail company plans to create smoking areas in the country's 330 biggest stations only, while the rest of the country's roughly 5,700 stations will become tobacco-free zones. To read the full story, click here.

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