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Last week Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff was joined by state and local officials when he toured the BAE Systems plant in Endicott. Rogoff announced $13.6 million in federal funding for eight projects to advance the FTA's National Fuel Cell Bus Program aimed at producing clean and green transportation for the nation's public transit systems.
CDTA and Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) are partnering to allow HVCC students to use their student ID to access the entire CDTA route network. CDTA and HVCC will start promoting the program’s benefits to students in January. As a result, HVCC-based boardings increased nearly 25% during the first six months of this year. A new video highlighting these new transportation services can be seen at www.hvcc.edu/cdta.
MTA has been ramping back up and restoring some services lost during earlier budget cuts. They've also added a faster service to LaGuardia. Click the link at right to learn more.
Wendel is seeking a Public Transportation Planner who has experience in the community transit planning or urban planning to join our team. To learn more, visit NYPTA's Job Opportunities webpage.
The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced last Thursday the latest recipients
The USDOT is proposing a rule that would provide states an opportunity to manage the federally required environmental review process for rail, transit and highway projects. The proposal calls for expanding the Surface Transportation Project Delivery (STPD) program for interested states. Until now, the STPD program has only been available in five pilot states.
Thomas H. Merrick began his career in the New York City transit system on June 23, 1948 when customers paid their fare with a nickel. He began his Transit career as a railroad clerk and recently put in his last day on August 31. Merrick’s career in transit spanned 65 years and decades of change. “Mr. Merrick is an inspiration as both a gentleman and fellow New York City Transit employee.” said NYC Transit Acting President Carmen Bianco.
The New York Public Transit Partners in Progress Conference & Expo begins tomorrow at 9:30 am with an opening session featuring an industry update from APTA & FTA. Other conference highlights include a NYPTA 30th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon and NYS Transit Industry Expo. Thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors and business partners for your continued support. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.
New Meeting Added to Conference: We've asked Tom Vaughn from DOT to update us on discussions NYSDOT is having on potential changes to the STOA formula. He's making himself available for a general discussion with attendees at the close of the NY Public Transit Partners In Progress Conference and Expo on Thursday September 12 at the 2:30 pm at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room 1 at the conclusion of the ADA session.