Local Headlines Roundup
ACCE Webmaster on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 11:43:31 pm
Here are some local news stories making headlines across the country today:
- From the Dallas Morning News: DART (Dallas' local transit system) will not raise fares despite soaring fuel costs. Across the countryFares and ridership numbers have increased in tandem with rising gas prices.
- From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ford Motor Company hit with a $1.4 million fine for violating state air pollution laws at a casting plant in Brook Park. The plant,scheduled to close in 2010, was not updated with a new furnace system.
- From the Sacramento Bee: Earthquake retrofitting for the nation's 3rd tallest bridge will cost $43 million, estimate Placer County, California officials. The price tag, most of which is expected to be covered by State and Federal bridge funds, underscores the pressing nationwide infrastructure problem.