Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on May 7, 2008

  • Florida rail service threatened with cuts
    MIAMI — Since the state Legislature did not pass a commuter rail bill that would have provided dedicated funding, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority may need to make steep service cuts this fall. For the full story, click here.
  • Ontario to enhance transit service for blind
    OTTAWA — To better accommodate blind passengers, Ontario transit providers will begin announcing all stops as of this fall. For the full story, click here.
  • N.Y. MTA encouraging back door bus exits
    NEW YORK — In an attempt to further expedite bus rapid transit, New York MTA will begin a pilot program that asks riders to exit only through the back door at bus stops. For the full story, click here.
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