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Transportation advocates descended on the Renaissance Albany and the State Capitol yesterday to meet and discuss their advocacy priorities for the year, as well as the immediate needs for the 2019 budget as it continues to be negotiated. Click the "play" button above to view video highlights of the day.



“We thank the Governor for addressing the needs of transit systems across the state and making congestion pricing a priority. NYPTA will continue to advocate for long-term, recurring funding for the MTA and other systems through additional dedicated funding sources. We look forward to working closely with the Governor and legislators in the coming months to ensure that transit continues to play an important role in economic development, education, health care and the daily lives of millions of New Yorkers.”


A coalition is being launched today to advocate for public transportation systems in New York statewide ahead of the upcoming legislative session in Albany.

The group, to be known as New Yorkers For Better Public Transit, is being formed in part by the New York Public Transit Association, bringing together transit systems that provide service in cities like Rochester and Syracuse, as well as in the Tri-State area and on Long Island.

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Even casual followers of state politics this election season know that the NewYork City subway is in crisis, and every candidate has an idea about how to fix it.

This makes both political and logical sense: Public transit is the lifeblood of the nation’s and state’s largest city and our economic center.

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Decades of wear and tear to Metro Rail prompt push for new state funds:

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Bill Carpenter on The Capitol Pressroom:

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NYC's issues overshadow upstate NY transit needs, funding:

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FTA, other upstate transit agencies face state budget cuts:

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(also airing on WFFF, WUTR, WIVB) — Hearing held on NY transportation budget:

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 Upstate officials seek more transit funding:

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