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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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Calif.'s SolTrans taps Kranda as executive director

Beth Kranda, who succeeds Mona Babauta, currently serves as Deputy Director of Transit, the City of Santa Rosa’s senior transit position.

City of New York makes recommendations for MTA subway plan

The plan from Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team comes ahead of the release of the MTA's so-called "subway turnaround plan" next week.

Rock Region METRO's Varner announces departure from agency

He will be stepping down to take a regional leadership role within First Transit, an international transit operations, management and consulting firm.

JTA's Ford wins prestigious COMTO award

The Thomas G. Neusom Founders Award is the highest honor bestowed by COMTO. Ford accepted the award at the 46th National Meeting and Training Conference in Detroit.

NJ Transit weighing disciplinary actions for no-show train engineers

It's unclear how many of the cancellations stemmed from engineers exercising a contract provision that allows them to take two days to report for work when schedule changes are made.

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