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METRO Briefs

Posted on September 21, 2006

Colorado awards Denver $16.9 million for commuter line
DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation’s board of directors voted to award Denver $16.9 million for the design and purchase of right of way needed to build commuter rail lines into its downtown Union Station. The money comes from both state and matching funds and is contingent on future budgets. For the full story, click here. BART board allows alcohol ads
OAKLAND — The Bay Area Rapid Transit District’s (BART) board approved making an exception to their alcohol advertising ban, by allowing up to 17% of advertising in BART cars and stations to be alcohol related. BART staff estimated that lifting the ban would increase its annual advertising revenue by $400,000 a year. For the full story, click here. NYC’s Moynihan rail station plan hits snag
ALBANY, N.Y. — Plans to move New York City’s Pennsylvania Station one block to the historic Farley Post Office have been delayed for the second time in a row after the state’s Assembly said it needed more information. The ambitious plan aims to honor New York’s former U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. For the full story, click here.

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King County Metro, Intersection extend advertising contract

The agency first tapped Intersection in 2005, when, operating as Titan, the company won a competitive contract granting the exclusive rights to sell advertising on its 1,400 buses and facilities

BAI Communications acquires inMOTION Wireless

In 2014, inMOTION was awarded an exclusive 22-year license by Boston’s MBTA to design, build, finance, and operate a multi-application high-speed network along the MBTA Commuter Rail System and on MBTA ferries.

Calif.'s Big Blue Bus rolls out mobile ticketing app

The program will be evaluated after a six-month period to determine whether customers feel that the app fare payment is beneficial, in addition to BBB staff determining the cost/benefit of adding the app to BBB’s suite of fare media products.

Pace mourns death of Bolton, former deputy exec. director

He passed away in the early hours of April 15, 2017, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 69.

CATA CEO Draggoo announces plan to retire

She is currently the longest-serving transit CEO in the nation. Her career with the authority spans 43 years, 32 of them as CATA’s CEO.

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