Management & Operations

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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Calif.'s SolTrans taps Kranda as executive director

Beth Kranda, who succeeds Mona Babauta, currently serves as Deputy Director of Transit, the City of Santa Rosa’s senior transit position.

City of New York makes recommendations for MTA subway plan

The plan from Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team comes ahead of the release of the MTA's so-called "subway turnaround plan" next week.

Rock Region METRO's Varner announces departure from agency

He will be stepping down to take a regional leadership role within First Transit, an international transit operations, management and consulting firm.

JTA's Ford wins prestigious COMTO award

The Thomas G. Neusom Founders Award is the highest honor bestowed by COMTO. Ford accepted the award at the 46th National Meeting and Training Conference in Detroit.

NJ Transit weighing disciplinary actions for no-show train engineers

It's unclear how many of the cancellations stemmed from engineers exercising a contract provision that allows them to take two days to report for work when schedule changes are made.

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