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METRO Briefs

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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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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