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Posted on July 6, 2006

Feds extend RTA funding; agency to end free rides
NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will receive $20.5 million in FTA money through FEMA to keep its buses and streetcars operating at current levels until November. Under the plan, RTA has agreed to once again start charging its customers, who have been riding free since Hurricane Katrina, beginning in August. For the full story, click here. Connecticut launches ‘fix-it’ photo program
WESTPORT, Conn. — The Connecticut Rail Commuter Council is launching a “Fix My Station Photo Campaign” that will enable commuters to take pictures of needed repairs so that the state can take appropriate actions to help improve its rail stations. The plan is part of Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s call to inspect and repair all of Connecticut’s rail stations. For the full story, click here.

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