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Metrolink Takes No Action on Cuts or Fare Increases

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Good news for commuters. Metrolink's "board took no action on staff recommendations related to potential service cuts or fare increases" at today's meeting, according to an agency statement released this afternoon. Staff had recommended increasing fares, cutting 50 trains from its schedule or some combination thereof in order to balance the budget. Instead, a motion to "not impose a fare increase at this time and to initiate the FY 10-11 budget process in January" was approved.

Also: Metrolink CEO David Solow will step down as CEO and fulfill the rest of the fiscal year by working on interagency collaborations and interoperability agreements. Former CEO of the Riverside County Transportation Commission, Eric Haley, will act as the interim CEO in the meantime.