Tuesday Transit News
November 15, 2016
NFTA's Metro Rail Celebrates Anniversary 
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority celebrated its Metro Rail's 30 year anniversary this past week by asking riders to write a happy birthday message and a celebration party on November 10. See NFTA website to see the messages and more information.
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RTS Launches Faster, Easier Way For Passengers To Board

Rochester's Regional Transit Service announced a new way to make it easier for customers to board the bus. The Tap & Go! RTS Fast Pass is being officially released today, Tuesday, November 15. The new pass lets customers tap the card on the fare box when boarding. When the fare is accepted, the box will either beep or the words "fare deducted" will be heard.  

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Governor Cuomo Announces $30 Million to Establish World-Leading Traffic Management System in Central New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $30 million investment to develop a 50-mile flight traffic management system between Syracuse and Griffiss International Airport in Rome to advance the burgeoning Unmanned Aircraft Systems industry in Central New York. Within the 50-mile corridor, strategic investments will accelerate industry growth by supporting emerging uses of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in key Central New York industries, including agriculture and forest management, transportation and logistics, media and film development, utilities and infrastructure, and public safety.

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What Trump, Clinton, and Voters Agreed On: Infrastructure

At the end of a stunning and divisive election that left many Americans feeling further apart than ever, there was perhaps one area of common ground: infrastructure. In a triumphant victory speech early Wednesday, President-elect Donald J. Trump cited the issue as a top priority for his administration.“We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals,” Mr. Trump said. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none.”

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The War on City Parking Just Got Serious

Though parking has not been first and foremost on voter's minds this past presidential election season, it is important to know that it is being brought up as a major issue in city halls and neighborhood association


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Philadelphia's Weeklong SEPTA Transit Strike Over With Tentative Deal

Philadelphia's weeklong transit strike is over. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing about 4,700 transit workers announced a tentative agreement last week. 

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After Big Win, Miami-Dade Mayor Eyes ‘Bold’ Transit Expansion

As Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez revs up for a second four-year term, transportation appears at the top of his agenda. He’s contemplating announcing at least one transit project by year’s end, the first installment of the six-corridor “SMART Plan” that was a centerpiece of his campaign.“We want to be bold. We want to press ahead. We don’t want to plan these things to death,” he said.

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Save the Date: Transit Awareness Day, January 31, 2017!

Registration opening up soon. Stay tuned.

Webinar: November 18 

"Sourcing Top Talent: Best-Practice Make-or-Buy Executive Recruitment Strategies" hosted by NYPTA and Deb Best,SPHR, SHRM-SCP, president of Deb's Best Practices, is November 18 from 12-1:30 pm. Please register here.

Webinar:November 29

 "Driving Accountability to Achieve Executive Team Peak Performance" hosted by NYPTA and Deb Best,SPHR, SHRM-SCP, president of Deb's Best Practices, is scheduled for November 29 from 12-1:30pm. Please register here.

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