Tuesday Transit News
April 19, 2016
MTA Proposes To Replace Metro Cards
The MTA announced a possible New Fare Payment System proposal that would allow New Yorkers to be able to "tap" to ride the subway, not swipe. An account-based system that would allow riders to pay for buses and subways via bank cards and smart phones. 
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Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Launches Pro Transit Campaign for Employees
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus launched a pro transit campaign called "Try Transit" to encourage their employees to start taking the Metro to work, and they are giving them incentives to do just that.  
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RTS Wins Project of the Year Award From APWA 
The American Public Works Association (APWA) has recognized the Rochester Regional Transit Center with the 2016 National Project of the Year Award.
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Governor Cuomo Announces Repairs of Commuter Bridge in Capital District 
Governor Cuomo announced the start of a $33 million dollar project to build a new Rexford Bridge that will  start as soon as late April.The Rexford Bridge is the essential link between populated suburbs  in the Capital Region. Thousands of residents cross the bridge both ways  for their daily commute.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Read More
SEPTA's New Fare System Launch Announced
The long awaited announcement of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's new fare system launch has happened and the unveiling will take place on June 13, 2016. The new fare system has been much anticipated, and riders have been anxious for the announcement.  
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South Carolina County Seeks Community Partnership in Hopes for Expansion
Oconee County in South Carolina has had the goal of expanding the public transportation for over 8 years, and the time has finally come to get the wheels turning. But how will this County be able to raise the funds? Read their story and how they plan to change public transit in their County. 
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Ulster County Accepts Bids for Transit Buses
Requests for Proposals for Diesel Transit Buses from Ulster County may be sent until June 30, 2016. Sealed proposals will be received, publicly opened,and read at the Ulster County Purchasing Department starting on June 30th, at 2:00 P.M.
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Save the Dates: Mobility Solutions Summit + Design Thinking Training + Transportation Camp - Ithaca June 2016

Please save the dates! Tompkins County will host a training and conference in Ithaca on June 23-25, addressing sustainable community mobility offering three events:

June 23-24  Creating Innovative Solutions for Health Care-Related Transportation by Applying Design Thinking Strategies

June 23-24  Mobility Solutions Summit

June 25 Transportation Camp - Ithaca 2016 

More information will soon be available. Please contact Dwight Mengel with additional questions.

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