Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on April 23, 2008

  • Iowa bus drivers face stricter standards
    DES MOINES, Iowa — In an attempt to improve safety after four accidents in the past 10 months, Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority will now require extra training and testing for its drivers. For the full story, click here.
  • Ariz. launches Phoenix commuter bus
    PHOENIX — In response to strong demand, Maricopa, a nearby suburb, will begin the state’s first cross-county commuter bus service later this month. For the full story, click here.
  • Anti-rail campaign begins
    HONOLULU — A group called “Stop Rail Now” wants a public vote on Honolulu’s $3.7 billion rail project and for the city to look at non-rail road construction projects for decreasing traffic. For the full story, click here.
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