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METRO Briefs

Posted on September 3, 2008

Fines issued for foul language
CALGARY, Alberta — A new campaign intended to further civilize the environment on C-Trains has issued tickets to 230 people so far for swearing. For the full story,click here.


Luxury rail tour company ends operations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — GrandLuxe Rail Journeys has closed its doors. A major charter customer of Amtrak, the tour provider scaled back its service last year. For the full story, click here.

High-speed rail may delay maglev plans
SHANGHAI, China — A separate high-speed rail link already planned to connect Shanghai to the tourist city of Hangzhou may put off a multibillion-dollar extension of Shanghai's protested maglev train line. For the full story, click here.

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Feds wants more proof of local money for Durham-Orange light rail line

Go Triangle expects its Board of Trustees to vote April 26 on a $70 million engineering contract, which would be executed only after the FTA allows the project to advance.

SEPTA trains collide, injuring 4

Crews are still working to remove the 18 cars involved, with each car weighing about 37 tons. The NTSB is on the scene and fully in charge of the investigation.

Minn. legislators attempting to move $900M from rail to roads, bridges

GOP legislators have long sought to block planning and funding for light-rail projects, saying they put metro-area priorities above rural Minnesota.

Alstom secures $105M Australian trainset contract

The contract will expand PTV’s fleet to 101 trains (606 cars) delivered from Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Ballarat since 2002.

DC Streetcar fares to remain free

The decision to hold off on charging fares was based on two reasons — District Department of Transportation feared charging even $1 per ride would scare away passengers and charging a fare would actually cost the District money.

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