Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on June 15, 2006

ACLU threatens suit against MBTA over limits to photographing the T
BOSTON — Saying that it is a violation of the First Amendment and state constitution, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts has threatened to sue the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority because of its unwritten policy limiting photographs on T property. For the full story, click here.

RTA considers trimming routes, employees
NEW ORLEANS — With a federal subsidy that had kept the city’s transit going after Hurricane Katrina set to expire at the end of June, the Regional Transit Authority’s board is considering a cost-cutting plan that would further limit bus service and eliminate hundreds of employees. For the full story, click here.

Denver down to 2 choices for redevelopment of Union Station
DENVER — Only two teams are still in the hunt to redevelop Denver's Union Station, primarily because the project comes with hefty upfront costs. For the full story, click here.

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Mont.'s Mountain Line to extend fare-free program

Partner agencies have agreed to continue support for the program, which has bolstered ridership.

Voith executes succession plan, names new president/CEO

As planned, Dr. Hubert Lienhard, who has been in charge since 2008, will retire in 2018 upon completion of his second term in office at the age of 67, with Stephan Schaller assuming the role in April.

Transportation options could lure Amazon to Denver, report says

The New York Times recently published an analysis of roughly fifty American metro areas and used guidance that Amazon included in its request for proposals to narrow down the field.

How implementing biophilic architecture can soothe transit riders

By incorporating simple biophilic principles into station and facility design, cities, and transit agencies can foster stronger connections to nature that improve our overall wellbeing as individuals and as a community.

HNTB names vehicle solutions manager

Patrick Allen will be responsible for locomotives, passenger cars, and other rolling components of rail systems. He is based in the firm’s Boston office and works with clients nationwide.

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