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METRO Briefs

Posted on March 26, 2008

  • Toronto transit receives funding boost
    TORONTO — Ontario’s $17.5 billion MoveOntario 2020 rapid transit plan will award Metrolinx, Toronto’s regional transportation agency, $497 million for key transit projects, such as upgrading rail tracks and adding a BRT system. For the full story, click here.
  • Honolulu advocates for rail on radio
    HONOLULU — In an effort to counter anti-rail inaccuracies in radio programming, city officials are buying an hour of radio air time each week to inform residents of the planned system. For the full story, click here.
  • Vermont Transit to change name, owners
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — The Vermont Transit Company, a motorcoach operation, was acquired by parent company Greyhound earlier this month. For the full story, click here.
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