METRO Briefs

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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Alstom to supply new generation metros to Greater Lyon

The binding part of the order includes the delivery of 30 metros for an amount of $152 million dollars.

Texas' TRE increases frequencies, extends service hours

The new schedule features weekday train service every 30 minutes during peak periods. For evening, mid-day and Saturday service, the frequency will be every 60 minutes.

First Hitachi-made rail vehicles for Miami-Dade unveiled

The Miami-Dade Metro contract amounts to about $300 million dollars representing a total quantity of 68 trains (136 cars).

WMATA report on running red lights calls for capping speeds, brighter bulbs

Plans to upgrade signals with LED bulbs at the following problem-spots by the end of the year: National Airport, Silver Spring, Vienna, Grosvenor, Largo, and Farragut North.

Dallas' rail-connected development driving regional growth, study says

Completed or under-construction TOD near DART stations has already generated $69 million in state and local tax revenue.

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