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METRO Briefs

Posted on September 10, 2008

Northern California builders support transit plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The North State Building Industry Association and the Environmental Council of Sacramento are teaming up to campaign for a more robust rail and bus system. For the full story, click here.

High-speed rail capable of pollution-free operation

SAN DIEGO — An energy specialist reported to the California High-Speed Rail Authority that the proposed train system can run with zero greenhouse gas emissions. For the full story, click here.

Air France considers expanding into high-speed rail

LONDON — Air France is looking to buy or lease the new generation of Alstom AGVs, which run at an average speed of 224 mph, in order to compete with Eurostar’s high-speed service. For the full story, click here.

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Metra to install suicide prevention signs

The signs will be developed and finalized as part of a Mental Health Awareness Symposium to be hosted by Metra in September to coincide with National Suicide Awareness Month.

Accident, no shows plague commute for LIRR, NJ Transit passengers

Some NJ TRANSIT trains have been canceled this week because engineers are choosing not to work under the terms of their contract amid the summer-long repair work at Penn Station.

Mayor says Miami-Dade can't afford to build more rail lines

Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s $534 million proposal for rapid-bus routes would indefinitely defer the Metrorail expansion promised voters in 2002 during a referendum for a half-percent transportation tax.

FTA, Maryland Transit Administration appeal judge's Purple Line decision

Ruling called for an additional environmental study of the light rail line, despite the fact the project had already been studied and signed-off on by the feds. 

Breakdowns, staffing part of growing Miami Metrorail safety concerns

When state inspectors visited Miami-Dade in late 2016, they concluded the county needed 84 working Metrorail cars a day but that mechanical problems left only 72 that could be deployed for service. State inspectors returned in late June and found Miami-Dade’s daily goal was to have only 60 Metrorail cars in service.

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