Tuesday Transit News
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Tuesday
June 7, 2016
TRANSIT SYSTEM NEWS
Over 200 MTA Buses Will Test Drive New Alarm System To Protect Pedestrians
Pedestrian alerts and collision avoidance warnings will get a test "drive" on over the next few months. Starting later this year, over 200 MTA  buses will get a system that alerts bus drivers that they are too close to a pedestrian, bicyclist, and or another vehicle. 
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STATE NEWS
Governor Cuomo Announces Award of Key Contracts in LIRR Project
Governor Andrew Cuomo  announced on Friday that two design build contracts have been awarded for work that will very much advance the Long Island Rail Road's Double Track Project. 
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FEDERAL NEWS
President Obama Announces Final Rounds of Promise Zone Designations
President Obama's Administration announced on Monday the final round of Promise Zone Designations that will expand access to opportunities in urban, rural and tribal communities.   
 
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OTHER NEWS 
Georgia Town Named Urban Transportation Community of the Year
The Athens Transit System was named the 2016 Urban Community Transportation System of the Year by the Community Transportation Association of America, at their annual conference in May.      
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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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