– Alerts – August 15.09

We want a transit system we can afford
Vancouver Sun
By Harvey Enchin, Vancouver sunaugust 15, 2009 2:08 AM It’s not hard to make a case for an efficient public transit system. It makes cities more livable by
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Police beef up mass-transit patrols
Arizona Republic
by Sean Holstege – Aug. 15, 2009 12:00 AM The Phoenix Police Department will assign a dozen extra officers next week to patrol near rail stations and bus
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MTA may fight panel’s hefty pay hikes for transit workers
New York Daily News
By Pete Donohue The MTA is considering challenging an arbitration panel’s decision to grant transit workers generous wage hikes, officials said Friday.
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Transit officials urge commuters to find alternatives
Contra Costa Times
By Sarah Rohrs/Times-Herald staff writer With a BART strike looming, Vallejo Transit and other Solano transportation agencies are encouraging commuters to
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NJ Transit gets more stimulus funding
Philadelphia Inquirer
NJ Transit received another installment of its $424 million in federal stimulus funding yesterday from US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
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Labor leaders meet – no progress on BART strike
San Francisco Chronicle
State and Bay Area labor leaders met behind closed doors Friday with BART transit union officials to try to avert a Monday morning strike.
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Ridership down on La Mirada Transit, prompts new shopping service
Whittier Daily News
But a recent city analysis on La Mirada Transit – one year after it switched operators from Norwalk Transit to MV Transportation – revealed its passenger
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BART Train Operators Back Monday Strike
Wall Street Journal
The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, which represents about 900 train operators and station agents for the Bay Area Rapid Transit System,
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NJ getting nearly $300 million for transit
Philadelphia Inquirer
Federal Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Friday that the state will get money for 13 transit projects, including $110 million for design and
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Va. man pleads guilty to charge from blog posting
San Jose Mercury News
A Roanoke man has pleaded guilty to charges he threatened a San Francisco area transit policeman in an online posting. US Attorney Julia Dudley said
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BART talks suspended, will resume Sunday
San Francisco Chronicle
(08-15) 20:46 PDT OAKLAND — Bay Area Rapid Transit union officials and BART managers suspended their talks this evening – with plans to continue
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$2-billion Canada Line ready to roll ahead of schedule
Vancouver Sun
The new rapid transit line — touted as equivalent to a 10-lane freeway — is expected to take 200000 one-way automobile trips off the road system each day
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RVTD examines rapid transit system
Mail Tribune
By hannah guzik ASHLAND — The Rogue Valley’s first rapid transit system could be a high-speed bus line running near the railroad tracks that already connect
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Traffic chaos in CBD and no cops in sight
Independent Online
CBD were gridlocked during peak-hour traffic on Friday as the first day’s testing of the dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system lanes took place.
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