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Posted on October 22, 2008

Maryland transit to face service cuts

BALTIMORE — In an effort to trim about $25 million from its annual operating budget to cope with a drop in transportation revenues, the Maryland Transit Administration plans to cancel bus routes and trim bus and train services. For the full story, click here.

Ohio paratransit strives to improve service

TOLEDO, Ohio — After recently taking over operations from a private contractor, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority has been working to fix computer scheduling glitches, perform deferred vehicle maintenance and improve customer service. For the full story, click here.

L.A. transit coping with AIG near-collapse

LOS ANGELES — Two southern California transit agencies are in a financial pinch after American International Group Inc., a top lender, recently ran short of cash and almost collapsed. For the full story, click here.

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