– Alerts for August 17.09

Canada Line a good start; now let’s fix everything else
Vancouver Sun
Thousands of people wait in line in downtown Vancouver to try out the Canada Line train that officially opened Aug. 17, 2009.
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Canada Line opening day draws the curious crowds
Georgia Straight
By Matthew Burrows Today (August 17), Straight reporter Matthew Burrows rode the Canada Line on opening day. Here are some of his observations at various
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Thousands flock to Canada Line for opening day
BCLocalNews
By Matthew Hoekstra – Richmond Review Thousands of people waited under the hot sun at Canada Line stations Monday afternoon to be among the first passengers
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Video & photos: Canada Line’s opening day crush
Georgia Straight
In one of his half-hourly e-mail updates, TransLink spokesperson Drew Snider noted at 4:02 pm this afternoon that the Canada Line was awaiting a rush hour
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BC Premier defends HST move
Globe and Mail
Questions about the HST followed the Premier to the official opening of the Canada Line linking Vancouver and Richmond, and Mr. Campbell spent a scrum with
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AFP

Cocaine traces found in 90 percent of greenbacks
AFP
Second in line was the US northern neighbor Canada, where 85 percent of 27 banknotes studied showed drug traces, ranging from 2.4 micrograms to over 2530
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Nike Canada joins Vancouver Games lineup
The Associated Press
Without them, the committee is facing a $27 million hole in its budget, creating major pressure on its $1.6 billion bottom line.
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The long and troubled road to the Canada Line
CTV British Columbia
The original proposal for the line was to bore a tunnel under Cambie Street, which would have had minimal impact on merchants. However, the plan was dropped
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First Canada Line train pulls out
The Province
The first $2-billion Canada Line train left the station at Vancouver International Airport, packed with VIPs and media. “Welcome to planes, trains and 2010
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Vancouver C$2 billion transit line opens early
Reuters
Commuters will be able to ride free of charge for the day on the 19-km (12-mile) Canada Line between Vancouver’s downtown, its international airport and the
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San Francisco Area Transit Averts Strike, Reaches Union Deal
Bloomberg
17 (Bloomberg) — San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit reached a tentative agreement with a union representing rail workers yesterday, averting a strike
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City of Jo’burg comes out in support of BRT
Primedia Broadcasting – Eyewitness News
The City of Johannesburg has again reiterated its commitment to launching the Bus Rapid Transit system at the end of the month adding its doors are still
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What Jozi motorists need to know about BRT
Independent Online
By Aki Anastasiou The Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is set to begin operating in Joburg at the end of the month. Barriers have been erected to
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WBOY-TV

WVU PRT to Reopen
WBOY-TV
West Virginia University’s Personal Rapid Transit is scheduled to reopen Monday after being closed all Summer. MORGANTOWN — Since May 11th, West Virginia
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San Francisco Area-Transit Authority, Union Negotiate
Bloomberg
16 (Bloomberg) — San Francisco Bay-area commuter rail workers and their employer, Bay Area Rapid Transit, resumed contract talks today aimed at averting a
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Rapid line will work for jobs and people
The Province
But he believes more rapid transit was required for the Vancouver area. “You simply cannot operate large, large cities with antiquated models of
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Soweto residents welcome the launch of BRT buses
BuaNews Online (press release)
By Gabi Khumalo Johannesburg – Soweto residents have welcomed the launch of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System buses. Thrilled Soweto residents had
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Soweto residents get the Rea Vaya experience
Primedia Broadcasting – Eyewitness News
Gauteng Community Safety MEC Khabisi Mosunkutu unveiled the new Bus Rapid Transit fleet. Mosonkutu expressed his excitement about the launch of the BRT and
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BRT busses unveiled
Primedia Broadcasting – Eyewitness News
The unveiling of the busses is taking place two weeks before the first phase of the controversial Bus Rapid Transit system is launch.
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San Francisco rail, union to resume negotiations
The Associated Press
Officials from Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 and Bay Area Rapid Transit talked into the night Saturday, but there was no word on whether much
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