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Posted on July 24, 2009

Feds: Honolulu rail price realistic

HONOLULU - A federal government-ordered third-party analysis of the city's rail plan found that its rail transit project has a realistic price tag. The project is also ready to enter the preliminary engineering phase. For the full story, click here.

L.A. Metro approves toll plan

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved the city's first experiment with so-called congestion-based pricing, which is slated to begin in late 2010 or early 2011. For the full story, click here.     

LIRR launches public campaign

NEW YORK - Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams announced that the agency has joined with two Long Island suicide prevention organizations to create a pilot program aimed at combating the number of suicides on the system's tracks. For the full story, click here.

Motorcoach operator goes social

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Academy Bus LLC customers can now get updates on its news and services by following the company on social networking Websites Twitter and Facebook. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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