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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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Gannon appointed to permanent GM post for King County Metro

Gannon, 47, served as interim GM from March 2016 until now. He was Metro Deputy GM from 2013-2016, and Human Resources manager for the King County DOT from 2011-2013.

Fla.'s HART to develop autonomous circulator route

The project would be one of the first of its kind in the U.S. utilizing autonomous technology and has the potential to become a genuine problem solver, according to FDOT and HART.

CTA's 2017 budget includes no fare increases, service cuts for 8th year

Long-term deals on fuel and increased non-fare revenue have helped CTA cope with reduced funding from the state and a decline in ridership, which fell to just under 500 million in 2016.

SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

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