Tuesday Transit News
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Tuesday
 May 24, 2016
TRANSIT SYSTEM NEWS
NFTA to Offer Free Trolley Service
Niagara Frontier Transportation announced that starting in May for select events the Metro will be offering complementary trolley rides for select events/ dates.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Read More
STATE NEWS
Governor Cuomo Announces the Release of 75 State-of-the-Art MTA Buses 
In an event in Manhattan last week, Governor Cuomo announced the release of 75 brand new buses in Queens ( seven of which were released last week) as well as the news that MTA will be launching a mobile app called  MTA eTix app. The application will be available by the end of 2016 to everyone and will allow riders of the LIRR and Metro-North to buy tickets and store them on their phones instead of the paper tickets.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Read More
FEDERAL NEWS
National Infrastructure Week Brings To Light Need For Investment In Public Transit
As part of National Infrastructure Week , CEOS of large, mid-size and small public transportation met last week to unite and make a public plea- there needs to be more funding for public transportation across the country.          
 
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OTHER NEWS 
Talking Houston With A NYC Transportation Guru 
NYC's Former Commissioner of Transportation, Janette Sadik-Khan is taking the transportation world by storm once again with the release of Streetfight  and a new project- revamping the public transportation in Houston                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Read More                                                                                                                       
BID OPPORTUNITIES
Ulster County Accepts Bids for Transit Buses
Requests for Proposals for Diesel Transit Buses from Ulster County may be sent until June 30, 2016. Sealed proposals will be received, publicly opened,and read at the Ulster County Purchasing Department starting on June 30,2016, at 2:00 P.M.
 
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TRAINING AND EVENTS
Mobility Solutions Summit + Design Thinking Training + Transportation Camp - June 23- 25, 2016 - Ithaca, NY 

Tompkins County will host a training and conference in Ithaca on June 23-25, addressing sustainable community mobility offering three events:

June 23-24  NCIM Design Thinking Workshop for FTA Region II. Objective is to use design thinking process to create mobility solutions for accessing health care. No cost, limited space.

June 23-24  Mobility Solutions Summit Two Program Tracks: Shared-Use Mobility & Better Practices for planning, public transit, mobility management, TDM, operations public engagement, regional expansion, and a full spectrum of modes-from active transportation to public transit. Registration is  $35.00 

June 25 Transportation Camp - Ithaca 2016 @ Cornell University. Registration is $25. See www.transportationcamp.org 

More information is available at www.nymobilitymanager.org

Please contact Dwight Mengel with additional questions, he can be reached at Dwight.mengel@dfa.state.ny.us

NYS Bus Transportation & Maintenance Roadeo, Hosted by NYC Transit Bus Operations in Brookyln,, NY 11207 For More Information , contact Mike Hoey at mickey.hoey@nyct.com or 1-718-566-3656. 

Save the Date of NYPTA's 2016 Conference and Expo: Transit, Technology & Smarter Communities, Oct 18-20 in Albany, NY!

 
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