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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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NJ Transit's Santoro resigns

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy will choose Santoro's successor.

Ill.'s Rockford Mass Transit District names new executive director

Michael Stubbe will be replacing Rick McVinnie, who has served as executive director for 25 of his 42 years with RMTD and will be retiring in 2018.

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