Dear Tuesday Transit Subscriber,
On behalf of the New York Public Transit Association, I hope you had a fantastic Labor Day Weekend. As summer winds down, NYPTA headquarters is gearing up for conference and Roadeo, nominations, our Maintenance Directors Network and more!
The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is working with Public Consulting Group and partner Nelson\Nygaard to assess current transportation services for individuals with disabilities and seniors in all areas of New York and to ultimately make recommendations for a mobility management pilot program in the state. On behalf of Public Consulting Group, NYPTA sent out three survey requests. Surveys are due September 2nd.
Thank you to those of you who have completed the survey. Your participation is appreciated.
The Public Transit Leadership Institute (PTLI) Class of 2016 was hard at work this summer with two big events. First is the MTA Facility Tour at the Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot which took place on August 25th. Secondly, PTLI participants were asked to shadow one of our program mentors to experience what its like to be a transit executive first hand. Interested in nominating someone for the PTLI program? It's easy. Simply click here.
Our Maintenance Directors Network (MDN) had successful meetings in July and August. The July meeting focused on planning the fall conference maintenance/operations training sessions. The August meeting addressed tires.The next MDN meeting is September 20th to finalize the details of the MDN roundtable to be held on October 19th.The topic for the MDN roundtable will include an interactive panel discussion on electric buses featuring the Country's leading bus manufacturers.
The 2016 Transportation & Maintenance Roadeo takes place September 24 in Jamaica, hosted by MTA NYC Bus. Registration available here
. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at NYPTA headquarters anytime.
Registration is open for our conference. Reserve by September 15th and save $100. The conference is October 18-20 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. If you need another copy of the attendee brochure, download it here
. If you haven't registered yet, click here.
Hope to see you in October!