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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LA Metro unveils new tunnel boring machine named Angeli

At the event Board Chair Fasana awarded TAP Cards to students who won contests to name the TBM and create an illustration for its tail shield.

Bombardier confirms progress on turnaround plan

The actions support the company’s efforts to build its earnings growth potential and highlight its focus on improving productivity, reducing costs, and optimizing its worldwide footprint to deliver increased value to customers and shareholders.

BYD enters mass transit market with low-cost train

The light rail technology is applicable to small and medium-sized cities, heavy traffic routes, CBD’s and routes connecting tourist attractions in large cities, according to the company.

MBTA forgives $839K in fines stemming from 2015 winter performance

According to the report, the company said that the forgiven fines regarded maintenance issues, and that the MBTA agreed to waive them amid evidence that maintenance workers were pulled from their regular jobs to help shovel off tracks and shorten delays.

Brookville set to deliver second QLine streetcar

Each red and white streetcar will seat 125 passengers and feature Wi-Fi, vertical bicycle racks, and an HVAC unit. M-1 officials said that its delivery schedule and testing remain on schedule, with track testing set to begin later this fall.

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