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Posted on January 10, 2008

  • Seat belt debates may be revisited
    Grand Junction, Colo. — After a recent motorcoach accident in Utah, arguments for and against installing seat belts on motorcoaches and buses may re-ignite. For the full story, click here.
  • HRT vice president to link transit
    Norfolk, Va. — Homer F. Carter Jr., Hampton Roads Transit’s new vice president, will manage the authority’s light rail and bus systems, including a 7.4-mile starter line set to open in 2010 . For the full story, click here.
  • Scottsdale transportation plan unanimously approved
    Scottsdale, Ariz. — The Scottsdale City Council passed a Transportation Master Plan, designed to improve the city’s transportation through 2030, despite two years of debates over whether to add a light rail system. For the full story, click here.
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    Ill. agency reduces night service to deal with lack of state funding

    The roughly $180,000 in cost savings from the night service reductions for the Springfield Mass Transit District are less than one third of what is already being done while SMTD awaits delayed payments and a clearer budget picture from the state.

    U. of Minn. study finds transit does not improve health

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