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METRO Briefs

Posted on December 23, 2008

Motorcoach company loaning insurance

HOUSTON — Transportes Chavez, a charter bus business, has formed a company that leases their insurance policy to other bus owners who may not qualify. For the full story, click here.

Charter service selling luxury inauguration train trip

CHICAGO — American Rail Excursions, a vintage railroad charter service, is selling $2,599 train trips, which include a personal chef, and private bedrooms and bathrooms, to Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration. For the full story, click here.

Fare hackers team with MBTA

SAN FRANCISCO — The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced an agreement between three Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to enhance system security, after a lawsuit against the students was dropped. For the full story, click here.

 

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