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Posted on November 5, 2008

New Mexico passes transportation tax

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Area voters approved a gross receipts tax increase, which will raise $8 million a year, to pay for transportation services. For the full story, click here.

National park may propose transit

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Olympic National Park will look into obtaining a federal grant to support building public transportation within the area. For the full story, click here.

Arizona unveils green transportation center

PHOENIX — A new transportation center in Tempe, Ariz., with a vegetated green roof, recycled building products used in construction and a 12,000-gallon rainwater-recovery system, will be 50 percent more energy-efficient than traditional buildings. For the full story, click here.


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Dozens of teens storm BART train, rob passengers

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Sunrail explores other modes for proposed airport link

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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

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