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Where is Episode Five of the STM Podcast?

Hello everyone, the next episode of the Stories This Moment podcast has been delayed and will be posted on Sunday, August 1, 2021. We had a few unrelated issues that needed my attention, causing the delay. Thanks for your patience. Episode 6 will be released on schedule. Visit: https://storiesthismoment.com/stories-this-moment/

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Student artwork decorates South Central Extension corridor

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Phoenix, AZ – Cities become more vibrant and inviting when public art is on display and the South Central community is no different. As construction on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project continues, Valley Metro is finding ways to enhance the area through art. Students from three different schools in south Phoenix created several pieces of art to be displayed…

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg tours South Central Extension

On Thursday July 15, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Phoenix to discuss the importance of infrastructure investment. He was joined by several local and federal elected officials: U.S. Representatives Ruben Gallego and Greg Stanton; Mayors Kate Gallego (Phoenix), John Giles (Mesa) and Corey Woods (Tempe); Valley Metro RPTA and Rail Board Chair Councilmember Francisco Heredia (Mesa) and Councilmember Jamie…

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AMTRAK AND VERMONT AGENCY OF TRANSPORTATION CELEBRATE RESTORATION OF VERMONT TRAINS

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New safety and health measures are in place for customers Barre, VT. – To celebrate Amtrak and Vermont Agency of Transportation’s (VTRANS) previous announcement of the restoration of its Vermont train service, customers can take advantage of $1 fares are being offered for travel within Vermont on its first day of service, Monday, July 19 when using the promo code V102 or via Amtrak.com/Vermont. Celebratory…

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COMFORT SUITES PARADISE ISLAND READY TO WELCOME VACCINATED TRAVELERS

Comfort Suites Paradise Island

All-suite property extends conveniences, special promotion to attract summer travelers NASSAU-PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS — The award-winning Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel has extended its successful “4th Night Free” promotion through November 15, 2021, offering travelers an affordable, convenient Caribbean getaway. On May 1, 2021, the government of The Bahamas amended travel restrictions to permit visitors traveling to the archipelago from…

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It’s time for the 2021 Delta Aquariids(video)

2021 Delta Aquariids… Yes, it’s that time once again… Time for A Summer meteor shower, the Delta Aquariids. Right now the shower is in progress, and the Delta Aquariids run almost the full month of July and most of August, when they overlap with the famous Perseid meteor shower. Radiating from the constellation Aquarius, the shower will hang around for…

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NORTHEAST CORRIDOR IS AN ECONOMIC ENGINE

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New report says NEC moves a workforce that contributes $50 billion annually to national economy WASHINGTON – A new report details how the Northeast Corridor (NEC), carrying 750,000 daily Amtrak and commuter passengers, is a critical national asset, an economic engine for the U.S. and contributes about $50 billion a year to the national economy. The report, The Northeast Corridor and…

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Fall Favorites Return to the Disneyland Resort from Sept. 3-Oct. 31, 2021

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Halloween Time, Plaza de la Familia and the Separate-ticket Event Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party  – Halloween experiences throughout Disneyland Resort create treasured memories with family-friendly fun, including Haunted Mansion Holiday, Mickey Mouse jack-o-lantern and the all-new Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit at Downtown Disney District – Tickets go on sale July 13 for Oogie Boogie Bash – A…

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AMTRAK TO TRANSFORM RAIL TRAVEL WITH $7.3 BILLION INVESTMENT IN STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT

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Railroad to contract with Siemens Mobility as new equipment vendor WASHINGTON – Amtrak is contracting with California-based Siemens Mobility Inc.to manufacture a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern trains that will be leveraged for state and northeast rail services, with further options for up to 130 additional trains to support Amtrak growth plans. The new fleet will offer modern…

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Major construction projects bring bus service detours, road closure

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Construction on two major projects in downtown Phoenix will lead to changes for commuters and residents beginning in October. The redevelopment of Central Station and construction on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub light rail project will result in modifications for 28 bus routes and the closure of part of Central Avenue to vehicular traffic. Due to construction on the South…

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