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Let’s Roll.

An investment in public transit is a commitment to mobility and quality of life for the people of New York State. Public transportation is also essential to economic recovery and growth, keeping riders and communities safe, and essential workers serving the public.

Virtual Advocacy Campaign 

The theme for this year’s advocacy campaign is Transit Moves the Economy. Transit’s response to the pandemic continues to be critical to meeting community-wide needs, including revitalization. We want lawmakers to know that:20073 NYPTA Transit Moves Economy SOCIAL

    • Keeping capital programs alive is an essential investment in New York State’s public transit infrastructure and will result in substantial economic stimulus.
    • Funding will maintain and create jobs and impact billions of dollars in spending on buses, rail cars, and other transit infrastructure.
    • As the state continues to navigate the pandemic, communities can continue to rely on transit for mobility and to support community needs.
    • Over four weeks, NYPTA will reinforce its message through virtual legislative meetings, intentional social media engagement, press releases on key issues, and email-based letter writing campaigns.

Our virtual advocacy campaign kicks off February 17 with a virtual campaign briefing, followed by statewide meetings and other activity February 22 - March 12.



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New Yorkers for Better Public Transit is a coalition of people from all corners of the state, representing a variety of interests. While the coalition remains the same, the message has pivoted to emphasize the importance of the transit industry to economic recovery. Learn more about the coalition and join in the 2021 campaign. #TransitMovesTheEconomy.

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Do your part. Ride responsibly. 

The public transit industry is committed to safe public transportation in every community in New York State.  As transit agencies work hard to enforce customer use of masks, NYPTA created the following print and social media pieces to be used in industry virtual and printed material. Thank you for providing safe public transportation in your communities throughout New York State. 

                              NYPTA Mask Transit IG 01 1               NYPTA Mask Transit IG 02 1               NYPTA Mask Transit IG 03 1

View and download all NYPTA COVID-19 Resources by following this link.

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& Policy

NYPTA and its members actively support the advancement of public transportation through advocacy for investment in public transportation and promotion of legislation and policies that foster growth in accessibility.

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& Training

The Transit Training Institute is the first state-wide, not-for-profit, public transit training program in New York. Our program contains timely webinars, regional training opportunities, and a digital library of training materials, designed for transit managers, maintenance personnel, drivers, HR managers, IT staff, and other transit professionals.

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