Tuesday Transit News
August 23, 2016
RTS Ontario Celebrates 2nd Anniversary
Regional Transit Service in Rochester celebrated their 2nd anniversary of its expansion into Ontario County on Thursday, August 11. Joining the celebration were staff from RTS Ontario, CEO Bill Carpenter, RGRTA Board Chair Geoff Astles and Ontario County Administrator Mary Krause, who thanked bus operators for their hard work helping customers. 

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MTA Chairman & CEO Thomas F. Prendergast, to Headline Public Transit Conference 
MTA Chairman & CEO Thomas F. Prendergast will be the featured speaker at the Public Transit Industry Luncheon to be held October 19, during this year's Public Transit Industry Conference and Expo. The event, held October 18-20 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany includes a wide range of speakers and training sessions as the largest transit industry tradeshow in New York State. People who register before September 15 save $100!
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Governor Cuomo Announced the Availability of $98.7 Million to Fund Clean Air and Alternative Transportation Projects
Governor Cuomo announced last week the availability of $98.7 million in funding to support transportation-related programs as well as projects that reduce congestion and help to meet requirements of the Clean Air Act. 
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U.S. Department of Transportation Announced $7 Million in Funding for Innovative Research to Improve Public Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced last week an opportunity to apply for $7 million in federal funding for projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to improve safety for public transportation workers and passengers. 
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APTA Statement on Commuter Rail Progress on Implementing Positive Train Control
The American Public Transit Association's Acting President & CEO Richard White released a statement on the progress of Positive Train Control (PTC) technology and commuter industry collaboration. 
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Register TODAY for NYPTA'S 2016 Transportation & Maintenance Roadeo!

Come join us on September 24 at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Jamaica. Check out our website for information regarding registration, attendance and bus roadeo competition.

Register NOW for NYPTA'S 2016 Conference and Expo: Transit,Technology & Smarter Communities, Oct 18-20 in Albany!

Register by September 15, and save $100. It's easy! Just visit our website for the latest information regarding registering, exhibiting, and sponsoring.

PTLI  Nominations Open

The Public Transit Leadership Institute program is a year-long series of events, webinars and hands-on activities for mid-level to senior- level  managers aspiring to serve in an executive role.

The program is a mentor-driven program that provides one-on-one and small group platforms for real-life, real-time transit management learning and professional growth. 
Consider nominating your mid-level to senior- level colleagues to register as candidates for this outstanding program. Nominations are due September 30. Click here for the nomination form!

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