Tuesday Transit News
September 20, 2016
MTA Resumes Service Out of 23rd St. Station After Saturday's Explosion
MTA announced on Monday morning that subway service at 23rd and 28th Street has resumed following closures after the Saturday explosion in Chelsea. The 1, E and F-trains had been skipping the stations. The NE stairway at 23rd Street remains closed and the MTA is advising commuters to use the SE stairway instead.
NFTA Hosts Training Exercise at Airport 
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority hosted an emergency training exercise on Saturday, September 17. The exercise training scenario is designed around an aircraft landing at the BNIA in adverse weather and making contact with an airfield service vehicle. The exercise tested the Airport's emergency plan. For details please see the press release on their website. 
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Westchester Purchases Roughly 33 Buses 
Last July, Westchester County moved forward with $10 million in bonding to purchase another round of Bee-Line buses, this time to replace the ones running on the busy Central Ave route. The board of legislators' infrastructure committee unanimously approved a $9.98 million bond act to buy about 33 articulated hybrid-electric buses, which Department of Public Works and Transportation officials said would be on the road in the next year.                                                      
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Have YOU Registered For NYPTA Conference Yet? Time is Running Out. Register TODAY! 

In case you have not heard, NYPTA's Transit, Technology and Smarter Communities Conference is next month! This year's conference takes place October 16-18 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. The conference includes a wide range of speakers and training sessions, and is the largest transit industry trade show in New York State. Please check out the conference website for the latest information and, while you are there, register online! 
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Governor Cuomo Directs State Police and National Guard to Deploy 1,000 Uniformed Officers Across New York Metropolitan Region

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the State Police and National Guard to deploy an additional 1,000 uniformed officers out of an abundance of caution to high-profile locations across the state following an explosion in Chelsea on Saturday night. At the Governor’s direction, state agencies, including the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the New York State Police, National Guard, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will remain on a heightened state of alert.
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DOT Announces Mayors' Challenge Pedestrian and Bicycle Awards at 2016 Safer People, Safer Streets Summit
U.S.Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced 18 Mayors' Challenge Pedestrian and Bicycle Awards at the 2016 Safer People, Safer Streets Summit  on Friday, September 16 in Washington, DC. New York City was among the winners. 
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$200 Billion of Public Transportation Ballot Initiatives at Stake on November 8
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) reports that November 8 will be an important Election Day for millions of public transportation riders and the communities they live and work in.  Thirty-one communities, counties, and states are asking voters to pass public transit ballot measures that will help to create a future with better transportation options.  If passed, ballot initiatives will allow communities to expand and increase service and to address infrastructure needs.
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Register TODAY for NYPTA'S 2016 Transportation & Maintenance Roadeo!

Come join us THIS SATURDAY, 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 October 1st ( less than two weeks away)!  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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