METRO Briefs

Posted on August 6, 2008


NYC to try seatless subway cars
NEW YORK — In an attempt to accommodate more riders, NYC Transit will pilot a program with some subway cars containing flip-up seats locked in the up position, and will run them during rush hour. For the full story, click here.

Greyhound murder spurs call for tighter security
TORONTO — After a stabbing death on a Greyhound bus, drivers’ unions are calling for metal detectors at bus stations. Greyhound and Motor Coach Canada spokespersons have claimed this is impractical, but that they are taking measures to enhance security. For the full story, click here.

Public inquiry sparks motorcoach commuter service
WINCHESTER, Va. — Responding to a dramatic increase in public interest due to high fuel prices, Shrock Travel is considering — for a second time — launching a weekday commuter service. For the full story, click here.


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