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NYPTA is a not-for-profit association of public transportation providers, private sector partners, and state government agencies. By tapping into the expertise of its members, NYPTA can provide a relevant and interesting curriculum that meets the needs of New York State transit professionals. The Association dedicates itself to community mobility by advancing safe, cost-effective, accessible, and environmentally friendly public transit services throughout New York State. www.nytransit.org

Leaders of NYPTA are elected by regular members of the Association each year for two-year terms. The Board of Directors includes representatives of large and small public transit systems and organizations across New York State, as well as industry business partners.


 

Executive Committee

President
Bill Carpenter (RTS)

Vice President
Tom George (NFTA)

Treasurer
Rick Lee (CENTRO)

Secretary
Greg Kilmer (Broome County)

Past President
Carm Basile (CDTA)

Board Members

Buddy Coleman (Clever Devices, Ltd)

Michael Grattini (Dutchess County)

Julie Green (LTK Engineering Services)

Jack Khzouz (NICE Bus)

Naomi Klein (Westchester County)

Travis LoCicero (Rockland County)

Ray Melleady (USSC Group)

Scott Sopczyk (GGFT)

Scot Vanderpool (TCAT)

 

Designated Board Participants

Will Schwartz (MTA)

Jerry Sheehan (Gillig, LLC)

 

Ex-Officio Board Participant

Ron Epstein (NYSDOT)

Staff

Strategic Team Leader
Kathleen A. Van De Loo

Policy Director
Bob Zerrillo

Communications and Program Director
Robin Granger

Membership and Program Assistant
Rose Austin

Government Relations
Reid, McNally Savage

Transit Training Task Force

Scott Sopczyk (GGFT)

Bill Telovsky (NYSDOT)

Tom George (NFTA)

Donald Burns (FTA)

Jerry Sheehan (Gillig, LLC)

Ron Epstein (NYSDOT)

Jonathan Nicastro (NYSDOT)

Strategic Planning Task Force

Bill Carpenter (RTS)

Carm Basile (CDTA)

Tom George (NFTA)

Rick Lee (CENTRO)

Robert Zerrillo (NYPTA)

Scott Sopczyk (GGFT)

Greg Kilmer (Broome County)

Legislative Committee

Carm Basile (CDTA)

Bill Carpenter (RTS)

Tom George (NFTA)

Padraic Bambrick (RM&S)

Rick Lee (CENTRO)

Jack Khzouz (NICE Bus)

Scott Sopczyk (GGFT)

Bob Zerrillo (NYPTA)

Bob Reid (RM&S)

Naomi Klein (Westchester County)

Greg Kilmer (Broome County)

 

Nominating Committee

Scott Sopczyk (GGFT)

Carm Basile (CDTA)

 

 

Past Presidents

Thank you to our past leaders:

basile   Carm Basile (2010-2016)
 Frank Kobliski  Frank Kobliski (2009-2010)
 Ray Melleady Headshot  Ray Melleady (2008-2009)
 scopczyk  Scott Sopczyk (2006-2008)
 Bland  Stephen Bland (2005-2006)
 Frank Kobliski  Frank Kobliski (2003-2005)
 ghearing  Rod Ghearing (1999-2003)
 Calabrese.58ada46d29a35  Joseph Calabrese (1998-1999)
rickswist Richard Swist (1996-1997)
 fitzgerald Dennis Fitzgerald (1994-1995)
 rae Karen Rae (1992-1993)
 garrity Jack Garrity (1990-1991)
 boardman Joseph Boardman (1987-1989)
 carpenter Bernie Carpenter (1985-1986)
 shultis Edmund Shultis (1983-1984)

 

Finance Committee

Treasurer
Rick Lee (CENTRO)

President
Bill Carpenter (RTS)

 

Corporate Committee

Buddy Coleman (Clever Devices, Ltd)

Ray Melleady (USSC Group)

Jerry Sheehan (Gillig, LLC)

 

PTLI Advisory Committee

Tom George (NFTA)

Scott Sopczyk (GGFT)

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JOIN US IN ALBANY
TRANSIT AWARENESS DAY
TUESDAY MARCH 10

 

NYPTA is pleased to once again bring the transit community together on Tuesday, March 10 in support of a unified message on the importance of a strong state investment in public transportation. Join transit managers, New York State business representatives, riders, transit labor representatives, members of the environmental community and other transit advocates.

The day will begin with a breakfast and panel discussion at the Albany Renaissance Hotel, followed by meetings with legislators. REGISTER TODAY to help spread the word that investing in transit benefits New York State, creates and sustains jobs and supports our economy!

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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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Government
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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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Education
& 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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News

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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