METRO Briefs

Posted on July 16, 2008

Anti-rail petition misses election ballot

HONOLULU — An anti-rail group will not have their petition placed on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, due to missing the deadline. The group claims they have until 90 days before the election and may pursue legal action. For the full story, click here.

Miami debuts transit enhancements

MIAMI — Miami-Dade Transit will begin offering an automated fare collection system and has partnered with Google Maps to provide a trip planner. For the full story, click here.

Light rail arrives in Phoenix

PHOENIX — The first train for the city’s new $1.4 billion light rail system drove through the downtown area. The trains will officially start running in December. For the full story, click here.

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Metro-North employees commended for saving colleague’s life

Jeff Ballard, a Brewster Yardmaster took his colleague’s pulse and recognized that he was having a heart attack.

Dozens of teens storm BART train, rob passengers

The incident happened at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coliseum Station in Oakland aboard a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train.

Sunrail explores other modes for proposed airport link

The high cost of heavy commuter rail trains is the reason for the debate.

Alstom delivers first metro cars for additional Panama fleet

Alstom will also upgrade the existing signalling and power supply infrastructure, required to run the extended fleet with five cars per train.

New York MTA expects new subway cars to begin service this year

Originally expected to be delivered in 2014, the first car from manufacturers Bombardier Transportation didn’t arrive in New York until September of last year.

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