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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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Technology, shifts in behavior can improve urban transportation: report

Respondents around the globe chose "driving their own car" over other modes of transport for reasons including comfort (54%), ease of access (47%), and reliability (39%).

Phoenix names new bus rapid transit administrator

Mike James spent the last four-and-a-half years planning and managing rail and transit corridors in Seattle, which included street car operations and seven new BRT corridors.

Deadline extended for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Calif.'s GCTD breaks ground on ops, maintenance facility

The new facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage located on a three-acre site that was originally built in the 1970’s for a much smaller fleet.

London most expensive city to commute to work via public transit

New York City comes in it at No. 4 at a cost of approximately $120 per month, with Chicago and San Francisco at $102.10 and $86.10 per month, respectively.

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