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METRO Briefs

Posted on January 16, 2009

LaHood hearing postponed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The confirmation hearing for Ray LaHood, President-Elect Barack Obama’s pick for secretary of transportation, has been postponed until at least next week. For the full story, click here.

Ex-BART officer pleads not guilty

OAKLAND, Calif. – Johannes Mehserle – a former police officer for the Bay Area Rapid Transit – pleaded not guilty in the New Year’s Day shooting of a passenger at an Oakland rail station. For the full story, click here.

NY seniors faced with paratransit fare hike

NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to raise paratransit fares from $2 to as much as $5 per ride is expected to seriously impact the elderly. For the full story, click here.

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Cleveland RTA partners with medical group to rebrand key route

Revenue from the MetroHealth Line sponsorship will be used to upgrade landscaping and bus stations along the route.

Siemens names new mobility division president

Marc Buncher brings 25 years of rail experience, including his most recent role as the sr. VP, rail division, at Caterpillar.

Mont.'s Mountain Line to extend fare-free program

Partner agencies have agreed to continue support for the program, which has bolstered ridership.

Voith executes succession plan, names new president/CEO

As planned, Dr. Hubert Lienhard, who has been in charge since 2008, will retire in 2018 upon completion of his second term in office at the age of 67, with Stephan Schaller assuming the role in April.

Transportation options could lure Amazon to Denver, report says

The New York Times recently published an analysis of roughly fifty American metro areas and used guidance that Amazon included in its request for proposals to narrow down the field.

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