Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on July 31, 2009

Catoe: Problems could impact agencies nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority GM John B. Catoe Jr. said problems traced to a 30-year-old computer system being eyed in connection with last month's train crash could have consequences for transit systems nationwide. For the full story, click here.

Vegas to launch BRT system

LAS VEGAS - Featuring sleek train-like buses, dedicated lanes on downtown streets and ticket vending machines, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will launch the new ACE rapid transit system in January 2010. For the full story, click here.

GAO: MC offenders find way

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An investigation performed by the Government Accountability Office found that 20 of the 220 motorcoach operators ordered to stop service by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association in 2007 and 2008 remained on the road by re-registering - sometimes under the same name as the company that was barred. For the full story, click here.


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New York drops 'ladies and gentlemen' for more inclusive announcements

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