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METRO Briefs

Posted on January 9, 2009

Chicago loses $153M transit grant

CHICAGO – Chicago will forfeit $153 million in federal funds to create 10 miles of special bus service because the FTA refused to allow more time for the city to approve new fees for downtown parking and deliveries. For the full story, click here.

SFMTA chief possible Obama appointee

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s chief Nathaniel Ford is rumored to be a strong candidate for the Federal Transit Administrator position. For the full story, click here.

Review: TriMet, Portland not communicating during storms

PORTLAND, Ore. – A city-led review of how public services were handled during two weeks of storms found that TriMet was unable to read Portland emergency data on which streets were being cleared, leading to thousands of residents being stranded. For the full story, click here.

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LA Metro taps Parsons to modernize RIITS communications

Provides transportation operations a consolidated, data-rich, and near real-time source of information for transportation in Southern California via an interface that allows for coordinated transportation management throughout the region.

NJ Transit reinstates MCI Commuter Coach order

In July 2016, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had issued Executive Order No. 210 directing the immediate and orderly shutdown of all ongoing work funded under the TTFA.

New transit planning group director joins HNTB

Steven Greene will be responsible for the development and support of the firm’s expanding multimodal transit planning practice, focusing on transit and corridor studies.

President of McDonald Transit announces his retirement

Robert Babbitt will continue to stay involved in with the company, working as a consultant and helping ensure a smooth transition to new leadership.

Gannon appointed to permanent GM post for King County Metro

Gannon, 47, served as interim GM from March 2016 until now. He was Metro Deputy GM from 2013-2016, and Human Resources manager for the King County DOT from 2011-2013.

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