Tuesday Transit News
  Date
Tuesday
February 21, 2017
NYS TRANSIT INDUSTRY NEWS 

NYPTA Presents Testimony at Budget Hearing 

NYPTA presented testimony on the need for transit investment last week at the Joint Hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance & Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means concerning the SFY 2017-2018 Executive Budget Proposal Relating to Transportation. Senator Cathy Young and Assembly member Herman Farrell JR. and other legislators heard from several witnesses on the impact of the 2017-18 executive state budget on public transit systems. Please click link to read testimony. 

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NYPTA Program Director Nominated for Forbes Magazine 30 under 30

Therese Daly, NYPTA's Program Director, was nominated for Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 Forbes' list includes individuals who are among the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers in the country. With the nomination, comes an invite to a week long global  conference in Tel Aviv in April. Congratulations Therese from the entire NYPTA community!    

STATE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Adoption of 2017-2026 Port Authority Capital Plan

“The Port Authority’s $32 billion, 10-year capital plan ensures New York will continue to move forward with the nation’s most ambitious infrastructure program. The plan provides Port Authority capital funds to redevelop LaGuardia and JFK airports, construct a LaGuardia AirTrain, deliver on the states’ commitment to the Gateway Tunnel Project, and build the Moynihan Train Hall. These projects are essential for our economic vitality as a state and a region.

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FEDERAL DEVELOPMENTS
FTA Program Targets Needs of U.S.Tribes

The Federal Transit Administration last month issued a Tribal Transit Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), offering $5 million in fiscal year 2017 for transit projects initiated by American Indian and Alaska Native tribes that will compete for funding. The Tribal Transit Program, which connects tribal citizens to vital services and drives economic development in rural areas, complements an annual $30 million formula program.
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AROUND THE COUNTRY
Bill Introduced to Boost DC Metro Funding

A Maryland Democrat is leading a House effort to boost funding for Washington’s Metrorail in exchange for a series of reforms to its labor agreements and governance structure. Rep. John Delaney unveiled legislation on Thursday that would give Metro an additional $75 million in annual federal funding over 10 years.

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TRAINING AND EVENTS  
Register TODAY for "The Realities of Developing and Managing a Transit System Budget" Webinar

Please join us as CDTA's Phil Parella discusses the realities of developing and managing a transit system Budget. Transit agency budgets must be developed, adopted and then implemented with the input and involvement of a number of key players agency-wide. This webinar will address how to develop and maintain a sound transit agency budget amid a far-reaching spectrum of community needs.Click here to register. 

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