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CAF USA asks FTA to reconsider Houston Metro decision

Rail| September 20, 2010
The company said the FTA's decision was based on incomplete or erroneous information — starting with the name and nationality of the firm holding the contract.

Houston Metro names Greanias president/CEO

Bus| September 17, 2010
Greanias will oversee an agency with 3,500 employees and about a $1 billion annual budget. Metro is working to complete the build out of five new light-rail lines, approved by voters in a 2003 referendum.
Rail| September 8, 2010

FTA: Houston Metro violated 'Buy America' requirements, procurement laws

In a letter hand-delivered to Metro's newly appointed leadership, Board Chairman Gilbert Garcias and Acting President/CEO George Greanias, Rogoff wrote, "The results of the investigation are both alarming and disturbing."
Bus| August 20, 2010

Houston Metro announces service changes

Changes include adjusting trip times, adding service or eliminating trips to match ridership demand, without discontinuing an entire route.
Bus| August 4, 2010

Houston Metro fires driver involved in accident

The operator, Gregory Clark, a 32-year Houston Metro veteran, failed an FTA-required drug and alcohol test following the accident.
Motorcoach| July 30, 2010

MCI delivers J4500 to Houston

Features a Cummins ISM 410 horsepower engine with an Allison transmission, wide-ride suspension and electronic stability control. Upgrades include onboard Wi-Fi, a Blaupunkt Pro-Line entertainment system and three-point seat belts.
Rail| July 30, 2010

Houston's University light rail approved to move ahead

The project is part of a five-line rail plan that includes the East End, North, Uptown and Southeast Lines. The East End, North, and Southeast lines are under construction, while the Uptown line is in the design phase.
Bus| June 8, 2010

Houston Metro buses in more than 1,000 crashes last year

Records show that of the 1,029 collisions documented, 338 were classified as preventable.
Bus| June 1, 2010

Houston Metro terminates superintendent for falsifying records

A review is under way across Metro to determine if the infractions are isolated to one garage or are more widespread.
Bus| May 20, 2010

Houston Metro to retain docs, e-mails

Actions will bring the agency into compliance with state laws requiring a board-approved policy filed with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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