Tuesday Transit News
  Date
Tuesday
January 10, 2017
NYS TRANSIT INDUSTRY NEWS 
MTA Chairman & CEO Tom Prendergast Announces Retirement, Governor Cuomo Releases Statement Applauding Tom's Service

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week that MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast will retire from public service in early 2017. Tom’s career with the MTA has spanned more than 25 years. He previously served as president of NYC Transit and president of the Long Island Rail Road, and as MTA chairman and CEO since June of 2013. 

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STATE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Governor Cuomo Announces Proposals from 2017 State of the State 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has been announcing proposals from his 2017 State of the State which will be presented throughout the State of New York this week. See the proposals in their entirety.

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FEDERAL DEVELOPMENTS
Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx Releases Exit Memo 

On January 5, 2017, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s released his Cabinet Exit Memo, highlighting some of the key accomplishments of the Department of Transportation over the past eight years and outlining challenges and opportunities for the future. 

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AROUND THE COUNTRY
U.S. DOT  Announces $1.07 Billion in Federal Funding 

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced approximately $1.07 billion in federal grant funds to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Project. The project will reconstruct a section of the rail lines on the north side of Chicago in order to expand capacity on one of the busiest corridors of the CTA system.

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TRAINING AND EVENTS  

Transit Awareness Day, January 31, 2017!
Join us Tuesday, January 31, 2017 for Transit Awareness Day. This pro-transit event includes a public transportation rally, meetings with lawmakers, and public transit displays in The Well of the Legislative Office Building. Registration is now open! Register here. Today is the LAST DAY to reserve hotel rooms at the Renaissance Hotel for the NYPTA discounted rate of $179.00. Please call the Renaissance Hotel at 518- 992-2500 to make a reservation.

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