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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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