In honor of the 10th Annual National Dump the Pump Day, all day Thursday, June 18, TCAT is inviting passengers and send “selfies” or photos of yourself using the bus or standing beside a non-moving bus in a safe location. The most creative will win free bus passes. National Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to encourage people to park their cars, and instead ride public transit or use other alternative transportation.
Rochester is marking Dump the Pump day with ROC Transit Day. The grassroots car-free day is organized by Reconnect Rochester and encourages everyone to support a healthier Rochester community by using public transit and going car-free for the day. Reconnect Rochester is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization working to build a more sustainable transportation network for the greater Rochester community.
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is looking for a broad cross section of customers to pilot test the new Navigator smart card and mobile ticketing system. The new prepayment system will offer new customer features and deploy innovative technology as CDTA embarks on the first simultaneous dual rollout of smartcard and mobile tickets in the United States. CDTA’s Navigator will offer two easy choices for customers when paying their fares; a durable plastic smartcard or the ability to load fares directly onto their smartphone through the free i-ride application.
Rockland’s TRIPS paratransit service has placed 19 new buses on the road and upgraded its dispatch system. The vehicles were manufactured by Coach & Equipment Mfg. Corp. of Penn Yan, NY, and distributed by Shepard Bros., Inc. of Canandaigua, NY. “These buses help us provide demand-responsive public transportation for Rockland residents who are unable to use Transport of Rockland (TOR) and other fixed-route buses," said Rockland County Executive Ed Day.
MTA Arts & Design has been honored by Americans for the Arts’ 2015 Year in Review for two projects in the newly opened Fulton Center: the one-of-a-kind cable-net sculpture “Sky Reflector-Net” and the large-scale video installation “New York Minute.” The two works commissioned by Arts & Design were honored in the permanent art category (“Sky Reflector-Net”) and in the temporary art category (“New York Minute”).