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METRO Briefs

Posted on January 21, 2009

D.C. transit overwhelmed with inauguration crowds

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington Metro transported nearly one million riders to the inauguration of President Barack Obama. This number surpassed the previous record for a single day. For the full story, click here.

DART makes staff ride the bus

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Area Rapid Transit has created a policy that requires employees to take a trip on a bus at least once a month. For the full story, click here.

Federal grant provides $20K for rail safety education

ELBURN, ILL. — Operation Lifesaver, a public education train safety program, will award a grant to the Elburn, Ill. Police Dept. to help them increase public awareness of rail crossing safety. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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San Diego debuts restored trolley Silver Line

The 68-year old streetcar was acquired as part of a trade with United Transportation Corporation (UTC)/Rail Air Sources (RAS) in exchange for two Siemens U-2 light rail vehicles that were phased out of the MTS fleet.

34 properties purchased for $70M along Honolulu rail transit route

HART's property acquisitions range in price from $22,304 to about $6 million. In June, HART said that it has to acquire 213 properties for the project, and that it had an acquisition budget of $222 million.

Alstom opens new Brazilian Citadis production line

The new production facility will serve the Brazilian market and, in a near future, the Latin America region where a number of new tramway projects are emerging. When fully operational, the facility will employ around 150 people.

FRA ramps up campaign to address nationwide grade crossing safety

The first phase of the effort calls upon local law enforcement agencies to show a greater presence at grade crossings, issue citations to drivers that violate rules of the road at crossings and consider rapid implementation of best practices for grade crossing safety.

S.C. city seeking elevated transit line bids

The first phase of the plan would construct a four-mile section elevated guideway above a section of abandoned railroad tracks. The first section of the elevated railway could connect Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research campus with downtown Greenville.

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