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METRO Briefs

Posted on February 21, 2008

N.C. proposal would fund transit
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Former state transportation secretary Sam Hunt has called for the creation of a congestion relief fund that would match local tax money and help pay for urban transit projects. For the full story, click here.
Hynde supports bus tax
AKRON, Ohio — Rock musician and Akron native Chrissie Hynde came out to support a sales tax increase in Ohio County that would fund mass transit. For the full story, click here.
Spain opens bullet train link to Madrid
BARCELONA, Spain — Following years of delay, a new high-speed rail link between Madrid and Barcelona is operational. For the full story, click here.

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Pace mourns death of Bolton, former deputy exec. director

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CATA CEO Draggoo announces plan to retire

She is currently the longest-serving transit CEO in the nation. Her career with the authority spans 43 years, 32 of them as CATA’s CEO.

FTA taps nonprofit to lead mobility-on-demand innovation project

The initiative, which will be lead by the Shared-Use Mobility Center, will focus on helping recipients of FTA’s Mobility On Demand Sandbox program funding demonstrate innovative transportation solutions in 11 cities across the U.S.

WMATA to add free Wi-Fi at 30 rail stations

If plans stay on track, nearly every Red Line station from Union Station to Medical Center will have access to free Wi-Fi and a broad section of the system’s core also should be covered by the end of the year.

METRO, BusCon now accepting Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

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