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METRO Briefs

Posted on September 9, 2009

Father still fighting

DAYTON, Ohio - John Betts is frustrated that he is still fighting to make safety belts mandatory on motorcoaches some three years after his son and six other Bluffton College baseball players died in a well-publicized accident. For the full story, click here.

Report: Walder likely to be confirmed

NEW YORK - Jay H. Walder will likely be confirmed as the new chairman/executive director of the financially troubled New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. For the full story, click here.

Dubai launching first metro system

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - On Wednesday, Dubai is opening the Arabian Peninsula's first metro system complete with a VIP section for higher-paying customers who don't want to mix with the rest of the public using the public transport line. The system has a price tag of $7.6 billion. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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