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METRO Briefs

Posted on May 1, 2009

FTA: $50B needed to fix rail

WASHINGTON, DC –  The Federal Transit Administration estimates it will cost $50 billion to bring the rail systems in major metropolitan cities, including Chicago, Boston, and New York into good repair and $5.9 billion a year to maintain them. For the full story, click here.

Operator dislikes fee increase

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- The vice-president of Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Ambassatours Gray Line, wants to know why his industry has been subjected to 100 percent increases in government fees when the average increase for most user fees and charges has been about three percent. For the full story, click here.

Supporters launch new HSR site

MINNEAPOLIS – St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum and Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough helped launch, a new Website and marketing campaign that will champion high-speed rail between the Twin Cities and Chicago. 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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