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METRO Briefs

Posted on October 11, 2007

TSA adds thermal cameras
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will use heat-sensing cameras to spot potential suicide bombers attempting to board trains and buses. For the full story, click here. Funding problems continue in Chicago
CHICAGO — Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and PACE officials are bracing for the worst due to problems securing funding from the state. CTA President Ron Huberman said the lack of funding would cause cuts and hikes that would “scare a lot of people.” For the full story, click here. Sacramento launches transit etiquette campaign
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — Sacramento Regional Transit is launching a campaign on trains and buses that will focus on transit etiquette. The program will feature cartoon-style characters called “the Beanies.” For the full story, click here.

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Pace mourns death of Bolton, former deputy exec. director

He passed away in the early hours of April 15, 2017, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 69.

CATA CEO Draggoo announces plan to retire

She is currently the longest-serving transit CEO in the nation. Her career with the authority spans 43 years, 32 of them as CATA’s CEO.

FTA taps nonprofit to lead mobility-on-demand innovation project

The initiative, which will be lead by the Shared-Use Mobility Center, will focus on helping recipients of FTA’s Mobility On Demand Sandbox program funding demonstrate innovative transportation solutions in 11 cities across the U.S.

WMATA to add free Wi-Fi at 30 rail stations

If plans stay on track, nearly every Red Line station from Union Station to Medical Center will have access to free Wi-Fi and a broad section of the system’s core also should be covered by the end of the year.

METRO, BusCon now accepting 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.

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