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METRO Briefs

Posted on August 7, 2009

Officials: Without funds rail systems will deteriorate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, several state transit executives, along with Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, testified before a subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee that without additional federal funds rail systems nationwide will deteriorate further. For the full story, click here.

SF Muni buys insurance

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which has been spending more than $10 million a year out of pocket in accident-related claims and jury awards, bought insurance to help cover major payouts. For the full story, click here.

Sander lands jobs at AECOM

NEW YORK - Former New York MTA CEO Elliot Sander was named managing director, global strategic initiatives, at the Los Angeles-based engineering firm AECOM. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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Report: Public transit, cities should learn from San Francisco Muni hack

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Ill. agency reduces night service to deal with lack of state funding

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U. of Minn. study finds transit does not improve health

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