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ALBANY, NY (02/06/2012) - The New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA) will work to promote public transportation and secure enactment of its legislative program during Transit Awareness Day.

WHO: New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA) www.nytransit.org

WHAT: 12PM: Invest in Transit Rally
5-7PM: Legislative Presentation & Reception

On February 13, representatives from the state's transit agencies, labor and business partners, and riders will come together to meet with lawmakers to gain support for public transit and to emphasize the industry's valuable contribution to the State's economic recovery, development and sustainability. Public transportation is a critical factor in New York State's economic recovery and maximizing affordable mobility for all New Yorker's will pay dividends. Public transit contributes to New York State's financial health, with over 70% of all mass transit trips taking residents to and from work. Not only do New York's transit systems directly employ over 60,000 people, their annual multi-billion dollar capital investment programs also produce jobs and economic impact in manufacturing and service business in all regions of the State.

WHEN: Monday February 13, 2012 at 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

WHERE: Legislative Office Building
Albany, New York

NOTES:
TRANSIT AWARENESS DAY PARTICIPANTS:

MTA
Business Partners
CDTA
Small Urban and Rural Transit Operators
CNYRTA
ATU- Local 1321
NFTA
New York State Transportation Equity Alliance (NYSTEA)