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METRO Briefs

Posted on July 23, 2008

Beijing expands transit for green Olympics

BEIJING — In preparation for the Olympics, China has increased anti-pollution measures, including limiting when cars can be on the roads, opening a subway line and adding a light rail line. For the full story, click here.

Casino motorcoach shuttle sees ridership jump

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Despite dropping casino revenues, Ramblin Express has experienced a 10 percent ridership increase so far in 2008, comprised mainly of retirees and casino workers. For the full story, click here.

Chicago Transit considers supermarket stops

CHICAGO — The Chicago Transit Authority has hired a real estate firm to look into stores and other small businesses, such as dry cleaners, that can potentially be included in transit stops. For the full story, click here.

County coach offers affordable transportation

MARION, Ohio — The Morrow County Transportation Collaborative (MCTC) recently started an in-county shuttle for residents. While the service is growing, MCTC is reaching out to get more residents to ride. For the full story, click here.

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CTA budget proposes $23M in cuts, fare increases after $33M cut in state support

Upon adoption, the fare increase will generate $23 million for CTA operations, while the capital budget includes a new revenue stream from ride-hailing fees that will pay for projects that improve CTA infrastructure and service.

VVTA's Kane wins Distinguished Service Award

The California Transit Association award recognizes individuals who have had long and distinguished careers in the public transit industry and have made outstanding contributions to public transit.

WSP USA names new sr. supervising engineer

In his new position, Benjamin Rodenbough will manage a variety of civil engineering projects involving transit and other transportation infrastructure.

Sound Transit light rail ridership up 26%

The ridership gains within our region are very significant in contrast to recent ridership reductions in many other regions, with Sound Transit services seeing some of the strongest growth in the nation.

New York MTA names Byford president of NYC Transit

A seasoned and highly regarded transportation professional whose work has taken him across three continents over nearly three decades, Andy Byford joins NYC Transit after a widely hailed five-year stint as the CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission.

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