In Memory of John Valerio

The Division of Transit & Rail at CDOT is sad to announce the passing of John Valerio at the age of 50. John died peacefully in the presence of loved ones at the Denver Hospice Center, on June 28, 2015, following a lengthy illness.

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National RTAP: Oversized Wheeled Mobility Devices Technical Brief

New National RTAP Tech Brief Evaluates Some Strategies on How to Safely Secure and Transport Passengers with Large and/or Heavy Wheeled Mobility Devices. National RTAP’s newest technical brief, Oversized Wheeled Mobility Devices, gives you the information you need to be informed about the ADA requirements related to large and/or heavy wheelchairs and the revised ADA wheelchair definition.

This new resource from National RTAP includes recommended strategies and resources that can help rural and tribal transit agencies to safely secure and transport passengers with very large and/or heavy wheeled mobility devices or when the combined weight of the passenger and chair exceeds the rated lift.

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The T Appoints Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance

Monica C. Fowler was appointed T Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance on July 1, 2015. Previously she was Assistant Vice President of Finance for the T. She oversees all financial activities including budgeting, financial planning, investments, and general accounting for The T.

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Sunlink: Celebrates First Anniversary

On Saturday, July 25, Sun Link will celebrate one year in service. In celebration of the streetcar’s first anniversary, Friends of Tucson Streetcar, Tucson Medical Center and Tucson Electric Power will sponsor free rides on Sun Link.

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VIA Vice President Receives United Way Volunteer of the Year Award

The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has presented the Corporate-Individual Volunteer of the Year award to Marcus Peoples, VIA Metropolitan Transit’s Vice President of Human Resources, for his volunteerism throughout the community and his efforts to raise funds for the charitable organization.

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