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Posted on December 13, 2007

Metro makes SmarTrip upgrade
WASHINGTON — New technology will allow Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority SmarTrip users to discard old paper parking cards and add money electronically. The system is expected to be in place late next year. For the full story, click here. New Orleans streetcars return
NEW ORLEANS — Transit officials say that some streetcar service will be available by Christmas. Full service may not be restored until next spring. For the full story, click here. CTA planning hybrid bus acquisition
CHICAGO — The CTA has board permission to research leasing 150 new hybrid buses. Officials, however, say a solution to the authority’s transit funding impasse must be found first. For the full story, click here.

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