Tuesday Transit News
October 4, 2016
CDTA Kicks-Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is once again partnering with the American Cancer Society in its fight against breast cancer. CDTA turned one seat pink on each of its BusPlus buses as a way to bring attention to the disease during the month of October.
“We are proud to once again partner with the American Cancer Society on this important issue,” said David M. Stackrow, CDTA Board Chairman. “We all know someone who has been affected by this disease, some of us more personally than others.
In addition to the pink seats, a pink hangtag will include a breast cancer fact and information about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 16th in Albany’s Washington Park. Follow their strides on Twitter!
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NFTA Employee Completes Year-Long APTA Seminar 
Rachel Maloney Joyner, Transportation Planner, finished her year-long seminar with the American Public Transportation Association’s Early Career Program. Rachel traveled around the country, learning about what works best for other transit agencies, and what techniques and practices might help Metro be the best. Congrats Rachel!
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Have YOU Registered For NYPTA Conference Yet? TODAY IS THE LAST DAY 

In case you have not heard, NYPTA's Transit, Technology and Smarter Communities Conference is less than three weeks away ! This year's conference takes place October 18-20 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! Time is running out- registration closes end of day- TODAY. After that, you will have to call Headquarters at 518-434-9060. 
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Governor Cuomo Unveils New Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday of last week,  unveiled sweeping plans for the complete transformation of the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub. At the Association for a Better New York, the Governor announced the selection of a developer-builder team including three companies, Related Companies, Vornado Realty LP, and Skanska AB to redevelop the Farley Building, creating a new 255,000 square foot Train Hall to house passenger facilities for the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak.
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Federal Transit Administration Issues Guidance to Public Transportation Agencies on Implementing Equal Employment Opportunity Requirements
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA)  published on Thursady a  revised guidance to transit agencies on how to comply with federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines. FTA produced the circular to ensure that transit agency leadership understands and follows EEO requirements to prohibit discrimination in the workplace and stays in sync with changes that have occurred as federal laws impact civil rights.
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New Augusta Public Transit Buses Unveiled
Excitement was high at a Friday unveiling of new Augusta Public Transit buses and paratransit vehicles -- but city leaders say expanding the system to better meet the public's needs will take time and money.
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Register NOW for NYPTA'S 2016 Conference and Expo: Transit,Technology & Smarter Communities, Oct 18-20 in Albany!

Register by end of day TODAY!  It's easy! Just visit our website for the latest information regarding registering! Otherwise, you will have to call office- available first come first serve 518-434-9060.


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