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May 2010 - Posts

METRO Captures Two Crystal Awards
Centuries-old masterpieces inspired modern-day marketing spots that garnered two prestigious awards last night at the American Marketing Association's annual competition. METRO won a Crystal Award in Graphics - a series of illustrations for Changing Read More...
METRO'S FY2009 Annual Report
The financial section of METRO's FY2009 Annual Report has been posted on our Web site. This covers the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2009. Our fiscal year starts Oct. 1. Here are some financial highlights: Fiscal Year 2009 vs 2008 FY2009 sales taxes Read More...
Try a Two-Wheeled Commute
When's the last time you smelled gardenias on the way to work? If you were pedaling a bike, you'd be able to smell flowers, hear the birds sing and drop pounds without really trying. Bike enthusiasts are encouraging you to dust off your bicycle Read More...
No. 1 Bus Operator in North America
Frank Gonzales , a METRO bus operator for 19-and-a-half years recently won two prestigious awards from the industry group, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Today, at the METRO board meeting, he was recognized for capturing the title Read More...
New Rules Against Rail Car Distractions
Distracted driving kills. That's the mantra Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been repeating almost from the beginning of his leadership at the Federal Transit Administration. And yesterday, a new federal rule was proposed that would ban distracted Read More...
It's a Wrap...All the Way to the Zoo
If you've ridden the train this morning, you may have noticed small, furry creatures, standing at attention. Some of our trains are partially wrapped with meerkats, urging patrons to go to the zoo. It's all part of our marketing campaign reaching Read More...
METRO'S Letter on CAF Trains to the FTA
Today was our deadline to give the Federal Transit Administration our formal response to its inquiry on whether we complied with "Buy America" regulations with plans to purchase trains from a Spanish company known as CAF . Click here to read Read More...
Future of the City: Less Cars, More Transit
Trends are emerging as our society struggles to recover from this economic crisis. It's what author Richard Florida , director of the Martin Prosperity Institute of the University of Toronto , calls "The Great Reset." "An economy is Read More...
Acting President/CEO's Goals for METRO
In an interview with KUHF-FM (88.7) today, METRO's Acting President and CEO George Greanias said he wants to enhance the transparency of METRO and rebuild trust with the community. He said it's essential we accelerate rail construction but not Read More...
World's Most Punctual Train
Who has the most punctual train in the world? Look on the other side of the world. Dubai Metro has been punctual more than 99 percent of the time, making it the most on-time driverless train in the world, reports MassTransit . "We are very proud Read More...
METRORail is City's Most Energy-Efficient Transit
Concerned about your carbon footprint? Start riding METRORail - the most energy-efficient way to get around the city. The Red Line produces fewer gas emissions per passenger mile than most light-rail systems nationwide, according to the Federal Transit Read More...
METRO Bus Driver Wins Top Award
Frank Gonzales stepped into a 40-foot bus with the intention of becoming a champion seven minutes later. The 50-year-old METRO bus operator was competing in the 35 th International Bus Roadeo, an event held in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Read More...
Addicted to Texting? Take Mass Transit, Urges LaHood
The nation's top transportation official said today that safety remains his No. 1 priority and urged drivers to switch to mass transit if they can't put down their cell phone while driving. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made those remarks Read More...
METRO Matters: Doing Business with Us
If you're an entrepreneur who's wonders how to do business with a big government agency like METRO, be sure to watch our latest episode of METRO Matters. Deborah Richard, vice president of business services in construction and engineering, heads Read More...
Multi-agencies Demonstrate Uprighting 18-Wheeler
If you've ever run out of gas or blown a tire while driving on the freeway, you know how frightening that can be with traffic zooming by. Today, as part of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) conference taking place this Read More...