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Tuesday Transit News provides timely information on the latest developments in the transit industry. Don't forget to share your news and information with us! Email info@nytransit.org.  Stay informed, and Keep New York Moving.

CDTA Rolls Out New Mobile Website
The Capital District Transportation Authority has a new mobile version of its website for smartphones and PDAs. The new mobile website includes information on schedules, service advisories, BusTime, which is real-time information for BusPlus, NextBus scheduled arrivals, trip planning, updated news feed, contact information and the ability to purchase bus passes.
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MTA Snow Trains Fight Old Man Winter With Jet Engines
Last weekend's storm dropped anywhere from 11 to 40 inches of snow along the Northeast corridor, once again proving that Mother Nature gives not one shit about your commute. The MTA, however, does. When blizzards blow in, the transit authority unleashes a trio of 30,000-pound snow melters to prevent berms from building on the tracks. These self-propelled vehicles are driven by a Cummings diesel engine and can speed along the tracks at up to 30 mph when not actively working.
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Transportation Leaders Appreciate President's Call for Transportation
Investment in State of the Union Address
Transportation groups and leaders expressed support this week for President Obama's call for additional investment in transportation infrastructure in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

"Tonight I propose a 'Fix-It-First' program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country," Obama said. "And to make sure taxpayers don't shoulder the whole burden, I'm also proposing a Partnership to Rebuild America that attracts private capital to upgrade what our businesses need most: modern ports to move our goods, modern pipelines to withstand a storm, modern schools worthy of our children."
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New York Expanding Nation's Biggest Transit Hub
Sixteen stories below Grand Central Terminal, an army of workers is blasting through bedrock to create a new commuter rail concourse with more floor space than New Orleans' Superdome, just one of three audacious projects going on beneath New York City's streets to expand what's already the nation's biggest mass transit system.
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TRANSIT AWARENESS DAY!
LEND YOUR VOICE! Join us March 4-5 for the Invest in Transit: Keep New York Moving! Transit Awareness Day program. The two-day event includes an Invest in Transit rally, meetings with lawmakers, a legislative reception and industry displays. The program will take place in The Well of the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Albany. Lend your voice. Register today!

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Upcoming Events!

Transit Awareness Day
March 4 & 5
The Well of the LOB, Albany, NY

Principles of Transit Management
April 23-25
The Desmond, Albany, NY

Partners in Progress Fall Conference & Expo
September 11 & 12
Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Thank You!

TRANSIT AWARENESS DAY SPONSORS

Platinum
Nova Bus
Lamar Advertising
 
Gold 
 Clever Devices, Ltd.
Seifert Graphics

Silver
USSC Group

Bronze
BAE Systems
Bombardier
RouteMatch Software

Custom Sponsorship
The Nevison Group

Supporters
Adirondack Trailways
Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison
Avail Technologies Inc.
Bombardier Transportation
Brown Coach
Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)
Citizen Regional Transit Corp.
City of Long Beach Transportation Department
Clean Energy
First Transit, Inc.
GTS, Inc.
IBI Group
Leonard Bus Sales, Inc.
Matthews Buses, Inc.
Middletown Transit Corporation
NovaBus, Inc.
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)
NICE Bus
Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.
Vapor-RICON
Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc.
Wendel Duchscherer Architects and Engineers, PC


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