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The new facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage located on a three-acre site that was originally built in the 1970’s for a much smaller fleet.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