Management & Operations

METRO BRIEFS

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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