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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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Netflix and terrorism blamed for London Tube ridership decline

Ridership on the London Underground has dropped for the first time in more than 20 year.

Amtrak adds capacity as freeway closure continues to impact Santa Barbara County

Since train tracks reopened on Jan. 11, the Pacific Surfliner has served as the only viable ground transportation option between Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as drive time on alternate routes between the two counties can take nearly four hours.

LIRR double-track project close to complete

The project utilizes Design-Build construction and a specialized New Track Construction machine that lays rail more than 10 times faster than the MTA has ever done before, saving more than $7 million in construction costs.

WMATA proposal would refund passengers for delayed trains, buses

According to GM Paul Wiedefeld, the program is an expression of the confidence the agency has in its ability to meet performance targets and provide reliable rush-hour service.

HDR lands Sound Transit light rail extension contract

Sound Transit’s board of directors authorized a contract with HDR’s team to provide planning, preliminary engineering, environmental, and public involvement services for the Tacoma Dome Link Extension project.

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