September 10, 2009

METRO Briefs

Former BART officer to stand trial for murder

OAKLAND, Calif. — On Thursday, a judge ruled that former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle must stand before a jury on a murder charge for the Jan. 1 killing of Oscar Grant III. For the full story, click here.

 

Coach driver exonerated

TELLURIDE, Colo. — Tour bus driver Welland Lotan has been cleared of any further charges in the January 2008 Mexican Hat, Utah, crash that killed nine people. A Utah Highway Patrol investigation determined that he wasn’t driving too fast. For the full story, click here.

 

Senate confirms new MTA Chairman

NEW YORK — On Thursday, the New York State Senate confirmed Jay H. Walder as the next chairman and chief executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. For the full story, click here.

 

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