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  • Montgomery County, Md., and D.C. Metro have filed a $166 million lawsuit against the companies that designed, built and inspected the Silver Spring Transit Center, contending that their “collective failure” led to five years of delays and $50 million in cost overruns to correct substandard work. Read more...

Turning Points

  • Detroit bus riders share their horror stories
    Detroit's fractious transit network was highlighted last year by the story of James Robertson, whose 23-mile commute consists of two bus routes and 10-plus miles of walking. Other commuters share their stories. Streetsblog, Aug. 28
  • City encourages public transit riders to read
    While every piece of information you need can be found on the Web, there’s still nothing like reading a book. In Cluj-Napoca, a city in Romania, an initiative called Travel By Book was launched to help promote and encourage public commuters to read a book while riding the bus, tram or trolley. If they do, their ride is free. PSFK, Aug. 26
  • Court rules that bus surveillance video must be made public
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that Metro Transit has to hand over surveillance video taken inside its buses. KSTP-TV sought the video in reporting a story about suspected misconduct by two bus drivers in 2013. Star-Tribune, Aug. 24

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