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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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Amtrak names new president/CEO

To ensure a smooth transition, Richard Anderson will serve in a co-CEO capacity with current CEO Wick Moorman through Dec. 31, 2017, at which time Moorman will become an advisor to the company.

Toronto Transit Commission wins APTA's top transit agency award

Named Outstanding Public Transportation System for 2017, the TTC last won the award in 1986.

Lhota named chairman of N.Y. MTA

Lhota previously served as the chairman of the board and CEO of the MTA.

Stantec to aquire RNL Design

Large-scale projects in the RNL’s portfolio include the Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colo. — the first Net Zero Energy project of its kind.

Minn. Metro Transit shutting down part of light rail system for 11 days

Maintenance project includes replacing sections of tracks, upgrading switches, and repairing concrete and overhead wires.

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