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METRO Briefs

Posted on December 19, 2008

NY MTA passes ‘doomsday’ budget

NEW YORK– The Mass Transportation Authority approved a “doomsday” budget that will rely on fair hikes and service cuts. The agency also had a message for both state and federal governments: “Help!” For the full story, click here.

DC Metro plans Inauguration Day charges

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority approved a measure, recommended by its GM John B. Catoe, to charge customers rush hour fares and $4 to park at station lots on Inauguration Day. For the full story, click here.

MCI reorganization plan approved

SCHAUMBURG,Ill.– A U.S. Bankruptcy judge ruled that MCI can send its reorganization plan out for a vote of its creditors. For the full story, click here.

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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.

TransLoc announces MARTA, Detroit as MicroTransit Challenge winners

The Challenge sought to identify the nation’s most visionary municipal transit agencies and reward them with the expertise, planning resources, data analytics, and predictive modeling to help stimulate demand-driven, flexible transit in the communities they serve.

LA Metro teams to bring shared rides to select train stations

The project will be supported in part by a $1.35 million from Mobility on Demand Sandbox grant from the Federal Transit Administration FTA.

SCRTTC Hits $50K Milestone with Transit Scholarship Awards

Each year, the James A Ditch Educational Fund promotes careers in public transit by accepting applications for scholarships from college students enrolled in automotive/transportation courses.

New Flyer to invest $28 million in Ky. facility

The Shepherdsville, Ky. facility will fabricate parts for the manufacture of New Flyer transit buses, MCI motorcoaches, and spare parts for NFI Parts.

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