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Read NYPTA President Bill Carpenter's Testimony here.

Transit service in New York’s urban and rural areas is the lifeblood of economic growth. Transit provides the access and connections that make New York move and the economy flourish.

Downstate, the MTA system is in crisis, needing significant funding to improve service and modernize infrastructure.

Bus systems on Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley are a critical part of the downstate transit system; providing access to the MTA services, serving local transportation needs and reducing regional traffic congestion.

And transit services across upstate New York are a key component to economic and community growth. The public and business are demanding better connections and more service.

Read our full position statement here.

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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. View and download these images by following this link. 

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

 

 

 NYPTA Covid-19 Recovery and Restoration Task Force Report TaskForceCover

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted countries around the world and communities throughout our state and nation. Identification of the virus in New York State in early March, and the resulting stay at home orders and business closings, had an immediate and significant impact on New York’s transit systems.

In late April NYPTA created a task force to quickly develop principles, guidelines and best practices to help guide the recovery and restoration of transit service as the economy reopens. The task force was composed of representatives from various sizes and types of transit systems across New York State. Three groups were created to identify the issues and assemble the actions:

- Service planning

- Transit operations

- Small city and rural transit

The result of the task force was a report that presents the near-term principles and guidelines identified by these experts that can inform and assist transit managers and staff over the next several months on topics ranging from planning service levels to restarting fare collection to cleaning and disinfecting vehicles.

DOWNLOAD COVID-19 RECOVERY AND RESTORATION TASK FORCE INITIAL REPORT HERE

 

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The Importance of Professional Associations During the Covid-19 Pandemic

NYPTA has served as a resource for our transit systems during Covid-19. It has allowed our members to share best practices, a necessity during this unprecedented crisis. It has also allowed transit systems to brainstorm and collectively look ahead to what transit could look like post-Covid-19. Please read on for the actions NYPTA has taken in response to Covid-19. You will get a snapshot of the ways NYPTA supports its members during a crisis and what it is developing for a safe and sustainable future for transit systems, and the community who rely on them. 

DOWNLOAD THE IMPORTANCE OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HERE  

 

 

Department of Health Covid-19 Reopening Resources for Transit

Reopening New York Public Transportation Guidelines

These guidelines apply to all public transportation activities statewide. See “Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Public Transportation” for full details.

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, all owners/operators of public transportation services and riders should stay up to date with any changes to state and federal requirements related to public transportation entities and incorporate those changes into their operations. This guidance is not intended to replace any existing applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and standards.

DOWNLOAD REOPENING GUIDELINES HERE

Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Public Transportation

This Interim Guidance for Public Transportation Activities during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency  was created to provide owners/operators of public transportation and their employees, contractors, and Riders with precautions to help protect against the spread of COVID-19.

DOWNLOAD INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION HERE

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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, who want to see greater investment in New York’s public transit systems.

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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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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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Tuesday Transit News is a weekly eNewsletter of information from New York transit systems. Delivered to your inbox every Tuesday morning, Tuesday Transit News is a must-read for anyone with a passion for New York State's transportation infrastructure.



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