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METRO Briefs

Posted on June 19, 2009

UTA scraps proposed paratransit hike

SALT LAKE CITY - An unpopular plan by the Utah Transit Authority to raise fares for its paratransit services was scrapped. For the full story, click here.

Rail opponents: Honolulu logo biased

HONOLULU - A new pro-rail logo has generated concern by rail opponents that the taxpayer-funded public involvement initiative has taken on an overtly pro-rail promotional tone. For the full story, click here.

Ind. 'sickout' violates contract

GARY, Ind. - A "sickout" staged by 95 percent of Gary Public Transportation Corp.'s union bus drivers violates their union contract, according to the agency's GM. For the full story, click here.



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