Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on April 16, 2008

  • Bill to award transit-oriented development
    HONOLULU — A bill moving through the state senate, supported by real estate industry representatives and opposed by the city, would provide tax breaks to developers building affordable housing and services along transit lines. For the full story, click here.
  • B.C. transit police taser fare evaders
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Metro Vancouver transit police have used tasers 10 times this year, including in three cases that involved non-violent suspects. For the full story, click here.
  • Presidential candidates rarely address transit
    PHILADELPHIA — Even though presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have plans that outline more transportation funding, the issue of transit is missing from the campaign discussion. For the full story, click here.
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    Transportation options could lure Amazon to Denver, report says

    The New York Times recently published an analysis of roughly fifty American metro areas and used guidance that Amazon included in its request for proposals to narrow down the field.

    How implementing biophilic architecture can soothe transit riders

    By incorporating simple biophilic principles into station and facility design, cities, and transit agencies can foster stronger connections to nature that improve our overall wellbeing as individuals and as a community.

    HNTB names vehicle solutions manager

    Patrick Allen will be responsible for locomotives, passenger cars, and other rolling components of rail systems. He is based in the firm’s Boston office and works with clients nationwide.

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