Tuesday Transit News
August 30, 2016
Tompkins County Fall Service Schedule Released 
TCAT’s fall service, along with typical academic year changes, will be in effect from Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, through Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. Please see their website for a full update.

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CDTA Releases Service Changes Effective End of August  
The Capital District Transportation Authority has released a statement regarding increased times and routes. Please see their website for a full update on their increased schedule. 

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Transit Industry Breakfast To Have Federal & State Perspective 
NYSDOT Commissioner Matthew Driscoll , FTA's new Regional Director, and Art Guzzetti, Vice President of Policy for APTA,  will be the featured speakers at the Public Transit Industry Breakfast Panel to be held October 20 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 trade show in New York state. People who register before September 15 save $100!
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Governor Cuomo Announces Special Subway Reads to Promote Wifi in More Than 175 Stations
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Sunday that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has partnered with Transit Wireless and Penguin Random House to launch "Subway Reads," a special eight-week joint promotion celebrating the installation of free wireless connectivity in more than 175 underground subway stations. The promotion will provide customers with access to five free e-shorts, as well as extensive samples from full-length books, to enjoy while riding the subway.
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Amtrak to Receive $2.45 Billion Loan From the Federal Government
In an press conference over the weekend, Vice President Joe Biden and Deputy Secretary of Transportation Victor Mendez announced a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Build America Bureau through its Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Program – marking the largest single loan in the Department of Transportation’s history.
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San Diego's Unprecedented Transportation Goal 
San Diego  has a goal to persuade residents to avoid cars and to use alternative ways of transportation - including public transit. Progress thus far has been substantial - but how well can it go? Take a look at San Diego's plan for its residents.
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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 ( only two weeks away), 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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