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The new facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage located on a three-acre site that was originally built in the 1970’s for a much smaller fleet.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

Late U2 concert leaves transit officials upset over costs

The Wednesday night concert, which didn't wrap up until 11 p.m., forced the Valley Transportation Authority to add 11 extra after-hours trains to accommodate concertgoers.

Video shows Metro Transit officer asking about immigration status

Metro Transit Police Chief Harrington said in a statement that it's not his agency's practice to inquire about immigration status and has asked for an internal investigation into the encounter.

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