Tuesday Transit News
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September 27, 2016
NYS TRANSIT INDUSTRY NEWS    
Syracuse Will Study Sustainable Transportation Alternatives for CNY
 
The study is being done with funding provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the New York State Department of Transportation and project partners under the Integrated Mobility Solutions for Smarter Cities and Communities program.
This program seeks to promote an integrated, multifaceted, energy-efficient and sustainable transportation system through the identification of innovative strategies, policies, emerging technologies and partnerships.
 
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NICE BUS Preps for Presidential Debate Traffic 
 
Nassau Inter County Express had quite a few changes and re routes in anticipation of the first Presidential Debate, see how they handled the excitement!
 
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Have YOU Registered For NYPTA Conference Yet? Time is Running Out. Register TODAY! 

In case you have not heard, NYPTA's Transit, Technology and Smarter Communities Conference is less than a month away ! This year's conference takes place October 18-20 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. The conference includes a wide range of speakers and training sessions, and is the largest transit industry trade show in New York State. Please check out the conference website for the latest information and, while you are there, register online! Time is running out- registration closes on October 3rd!
 
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STATE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Governor Cuomo Announces Major Investments to Improve Central Hubs of Long Island Rail Road

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last week announced major capital investments to improve two key stations on the Long Island Rail Road’s 40-mile spine between Jamaica and Ronkonkoma.
Work has begun on the $121 million initiative to rebuild, re-imagine and modernize the Hicksville station, the busiest station on Long Island.
In addition, the LIRR has awarded a $64.9 million contract to create a new platform and tracks at the Jamaica station, the LIRR’s central hub and main transfer point.
                                                                                                                                              
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FEDERAL DEVELOPMENTS
Andrew Brady Joins APTA's Government Affairs Department
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has named Andrew Brady as senior director of government affairs. He joined APTA this month. He will be featured at our Transit, Technology and Smarter Communities Conference Breakfast on October 20. Welcome Andrew!  
 
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AROUND THE COUNTRY
Can Uber and Lyft Help with Late Night Transit?
Washington D.C's METRO wants to discontinue their late night service, but, it may come with a price- the alliance of Uber, Lyft, and Public Transit. Read the full story below!
 
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TRAINING AND EVENTS
Register NOW for NYPTA'S 2016 Conference and Expo: Transit,Technology & Smarter Communities, Oct 18-20 in Albany!

Register by October 3rd (one week away)!  It's easy! Just visit our website for the latest information regarding registering, exhibiting, and sponsoring.

PTLI  Nominations Due By September 30!

The Public Transit Leadership Institute program is a year long series of events, webinars and hands-on activities for mid-level to senior- level  managers aspiring to serve in an executive role.

The program is a mentor-driven program that provides one-on-one and small group platforms for real-life,real-time transit management learning and professional growth. 
Consider nominating your mid-level to senior-level colleagues to register as candidates for this outstanding program. Nominations are due by THIS Friday.  Click here for the nomination form!


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