Management & Operations

METRO BRIEFS

Posted on January 31, 2008

  • WMATA may need private investment
    WASHINGTON — After a rail project from Virginia to the Dulles International Airport was denied federal funding, some private companies have expressed interest in investing in the rail line. While the project is in need of $5 billion, private purchase would draw protest from those concerned about uncontrollable price increases. For the full story, click here.
  • Transit system receives 12 proposals
    HONOLULU — The city has 12 companies interested in working on the $3.8 billion fixed guideway. The responses included those for steel-wheel-on-steel-rail vehicles, rubber tire on concrete system, monorail and specialized train control systems. For the full story, click here.
  • BART pilots pay-by-phone
    SAN FRANCISCO —BART has been trying out contact-free technology with its EZ Rider pilot program, allowing riders to pay by waving a plastic card with a wireless chip. Now, they’re trying the chip inside cell phones. If the tests prove successful, the chip could be linked to other smart-card supporting retailers and transit agencies. For the full story, click here.
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