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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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USSC names midwestern regional sales manager for U.S.

As part of the North American Transit Sales Team, Sonny Gordon joins the organization with 20 years of experience in the industry.

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RATP Dev to manage Asheville, N.C.'s transit service

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CDTA named 'Best Mid-Size Public Transportation System'

CDTA representatives will attend the APTA conference in early October in Atlanta to receive the award.

Exec. with deep turnaround experience named MBTA GM/CEO

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