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METRO Briefs

Posted on December 31, 2008

FTA: TARC can continue services

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following a challenge of its legality, the Federal Transit Administration ruled that the Transit Authority of River City can continue providing bus services to elderly, disabled and low-income residents under specific circumstances. For the full story, click here.

UTA starts quick-pay system

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Transit Authority began a new “tap-and-go” system, which enables riders to use credit cards embedded with an electronic chip to pay fares. For the full story, click here.

Maryland’s cuts to impact WV residents

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – West Virginia MARC train riders will have to pay higher fares for the service, because of the Maryland Transit Administration’s decision this week to cut services. For the full story, click here.

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APTA GM Question of the Day: What are you doing to attract the next generation of talent to your agency?

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