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METRO Briefs

Posted on August 13, 2008

San Francisco to offer workers transit benefits

SAN FRANCISCO — A law requiring San Francisco businesses to provide employees with one of three transit incentive options that will save employers up to 9 percent in payroll taxes has been proposed. For the full story, click here.

Smart card hackers silenced

LAS VEGAS — After Boston transit officials filed a suit against three M.I.T. students, a U.S. district court judge has barred them from presenting information at a conference for security researchers on how to hack into smart cards for free rides. For the full story, click here.

Light rail line protested

LOS ANGELES — School district officials and a coalition of neighborhood groups have voiced safety concerns over a $863 million, 8.5-mile light rail line that would have at-grade crossings near two South Los Angeles schools. For the full story, click here.

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Proposed downtown L.A. streetcar gets big boost

Supporters say ridership on the 3.8-mile service could reach 6,000 people per day.

Wabtec completes majority ownership of Faively Transport

The combination creates one of the world's largest public rail equipment companies, with revenues of about $4.2 billion and a presence in all key transit and freight rail markets worldwide.

Bombardier plant hosts royal visit from HRH The Duke of Cambridge

During his visit, His Royal Highness was given a site tour and inspected the company's assembly of Elizabeth line trains, where he met manufacturing, welding and painting apprentices.

Mich. State railway management certificate program updates offerings

The updated program treats the railway as a system, covering freight supply chain integration and efficient/value-added transportation of passengers.

WMATA proposes cutting late night rail service

Additionally, the earliest trains on Sunday would start at 8 a.m., while the start times for trains on weekdays and Saturdays would remain at 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., respectively.

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