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METRO Briefs

Posted on October 18, 2007

Congress focuses on rail safety
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With lawmakers saying employee fatigue is a major factor in train accidents, the House passed a bill Wednesday that will reduce the working hours of railroad crews. For the full story, click here.
NYC uses compass decals to aid passengers
NEW YORK CITY — The New York Department of Transportation is placing temporary directional compass decals outside of four Midtown subway stations to help riders figure out where they are. For the full story, click here.
AC Transit, Chevron partner to test ‘cleaner’ fuels
OAKLAND, CALIF. — AC Transit and Chevron Corp. have partnered to test cleaner burning diesel fuels, such as biodiesel and natural gas, to see if the fuels are a viable alternative to conventional diesel. For the full story, click here.

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SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

Caltrain begins courtesy campaign via social media

The campaign, called “Caltrain Manners,” is the result of a recent online survey, where passengers were asked what annoyed them most about their fellow riders. Caltrain tallied the results to determine the three worst passenger gaffes.

Sacramento RT receives state certification for bus apprenticeship program

Having trained and qualified mechanics is critical to RT’s mission of providing reliable bus service to the Sacramento region.

Community Transit programs removed 370K drive-alone trips in 2016

Choice Connections and Curb the Congestion target large employers and most-congested corridors, and recognize individuals who use transportation options.

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