Tuesday Transit News
October 11, 2016
RTS Introduces New Text Message and Email Alerts to Provide Customers with Up-to-Date Information
RTS is all about convenience for their riders and their latest endeavor caters to their riders exceptionally. To make it easier for customers to get the most up-to-date information about RTS news, events, routes, and service and schedule changes, RTS announced on Friday that customers can now sign up to receive this information via text message and email alerts, and our email newsletter.
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NYPTA Conference is NEXT WEEK!

In case you have not heard, NYPTA's Transit, Technology and Smarter Communities Conference is exactly ONE WEEK  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! Have you not signed up yet? Call us at Headquarters, 518-434-9060. 
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Governor Cuomo Unveils $6.7 Million Thruway Improvement Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday of last week,  unveiled  a $6.7 million project on the New York State Thruway (I-90) in Cheektowaga. The auxiliary lane extension and noise barrier wall project will improve safety and traffic flow in a historically high-volume area with an average of 116,800 vehicles every day. This project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.
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Federal Transportation Administration Recognizes Three Outstanding Rural Transit Authorities 
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers announced on Friday three Administrator’s Awards for Outstanding Public Transportation Service in Rural Public Transportation. The announcement was made at the 22nd National Rural and Intercity Bus Conference in Asheville, NC.
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Uber Logs Another Mass-Transit Win, This Time in New Jersey
Supporters of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft believe they can do more than simply serve as alternatives to private car ownership. Both companies and policymakers are experimenting with ways to use ride-sharing to supplement, even replace, dedicated mass-transit infrastructure.
The latest example comes from New Jersey, where officials in the town of Summit hope to use Uber to alleviate congestion at parking lots for the town's train station.
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Register NOW for NYPTA'S 2016 Conference and Expo: Transit,Technology & Smarter Communities, Oct 18-20 in Albany!

The conference is exactly ONE WEEK away - you can still register-  you have to call office- available first come first serve 518-434-9060.


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United States

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