Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on March 13, 2008

  • CTA creates 'gum busters' team
    CHICAGO — Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Ron Huberman has started a pilot project, using a cleaning team and a $6,000 machine that is designed to rid the buses and railcars of gum. For the full story, click here.
  • Tri-Rail offers free bike lockers
    Boca Raton, Fla. — To accommodate a recent increase in riders bringing bicycles on board, Tri-Rail officials have provided bike lockers at one rail station, in an attempt to be more bike-friendly. For the full story, click here.
  • Global warming to impact transportation
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report prepared by members of the National Academy of Sciences predicts that the changing climate will significantly affect all facets of transportation. For the full story, click here.
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    L.A. Metro reconsidering selling naming rights for trains, stations

    Since board approval in December, the staff received new information from the Los Angeles County Counsel’s Office saying corporate naming decisions by Metro could lead to free speech entanglements

    Metra chief Orseno to retire in December 2017

    Orseno began his career in 1974 as a ticket collector on Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad commuter trains.

    WSP | PB taps Werkmeister as nat'l strategic pursuit manager

    She has 27 years of business development, marketing and sales experience, and has successfully led major strategic campaigns for large infrastructure pursuits across Southern California.

    Cubic names Walker Ford VP/GM of Eastern region, Americas

    This region includes Miami where the EASY Card revenue management system has become a major Cubic project, which recently expanded under a $33 million contract for upgrades to cloud-based services supporting mobile- and open-payment technologies.

    New GSA partnership to reduce D.C. Metro energy costs

    The partnership lowers Metro’s electricity supply rate within the District, and is expected to save the authority more than $1 million per year compared with existing supply rates.

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