Tuesday Transit News
April 26, 2016
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority  (NFTA) Adds Service for New Business  
The NFTA announced on Tuesday that they will start servicing the new shopping area in Cheektowaga featuring a direct drop off in front of Walmart. The Walmart is a welcome addition to the town of Cheektowaga, and the NFTA is happy to accomodate the residents with this new service.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Read More
Governor Cumo Announces 11 Million in Climate Smart Community Grants
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $11 million in Climate Smart Community grants available for municipalities to become more resilient to the effects of climate change. The $11 million includes changes to enhance transportation in becoming more climate friendly.
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DOT Announces Projects Selected to Receive 22.5 for Clean Buses
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the latest project selections for the Low and No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Program. Seven transit providers in five states will receive a share of $22.5 million toward transit buses and more. 
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Transit Communities Given Opportunity to Apply for Grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on Tuesday that they will be distriputing $20.5 million in competitive grant funds to support planning efforts that improve accss to public transit across the country.


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Connecting Higher Education and Transit
Discussion of the challenge of serving colleges and universities was a major topic at the American Public Transportation Association and Universities Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
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Transit Service in New Orleans Gets Major Expansion
In a city known for being alive at all times, finally residents, students, and visitors will be able to ride transit throughout the city now at all hours of the night. For a city defined by its nightlife, this offers New Orleans residents,students, and visitors a whole new perspective.  
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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.

Save the Date of NYPTA's 2016 Conference and Expo: Transit, Technology & Smarter Communities, Oct 18-20

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