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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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Connect Transit receives state funds, avoids shutdown

The agency announced Thursday that the payment of almost $1.9 million covers the time period of July 2016 through September 2016 and is part of a nearly $17.6 million transfer to the Downstate Public Transportation Fund.

APTA names new chief counsel

Linda C. Ford currently serves as associate administrator of the FTA's Office of Civil Rights.

Report: Public transit, cities should learn from San Francisco Muni hack

WIRED said American public transit systems, which make daily life possible for millions, are an easy target, since many are aging and underfunded, with barely enough money to keep the trains running, let alone invest in IT security upgrades.

Ill. agency reduces night service to deal with lack of state funding

The roughly $180,000 in cost savings from the night service reductions for the Springfield Mass Transit District are less than one third of what is already being done while SMTD awaits delayed payments and a clearer budget picture from the state.

U. of Minn. study finds transit does not improve health

Previous studies have found that citizens in areas with more transit options have a lower BMI because transit use also includes walking and biking, however, using BMI for that conclusion doesn’t account for commuters who may eat fast food every day or substitute buses and trains for walking from place to place.

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