Tuesday Transit News
November 29, 2016

MTA Unveils Fare Plans for 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has unveiled options for needed increases to fares and tolls over the next two years by less than 4 percent – or an average of 2 percent annually, consistent with the financial forecast made in July. The MTA’s continued discipline in keeping costs down has resulted in the lowest increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule to keep adjustments as small and predictable as possible

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Weekday NYC Transit Customers Can Catch a Ride and Travel Back in Time

Fancy a ride to the 1950s and1960s? A swipe of the MetroCard during the holiday season can help longtime customers remember (or newer customers see for the first time) what it felt like to ride an MTA New York City Transit bus half a century ago. From December 5 to 21, NYC Transit rolls into the holiday spirit with its annual tradition of vintage rides by running a fleet of historic coaches from river to river along 42nd Street in Manhattan. 

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Governor Cuomo Announces Actions to Protect Civil Rights and Combat Hate Crimes

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last week called on New Yorkers to unite in the fight for tolerance and justice while at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.Governor Cuomo announced several actions to protect civil rights and combat hate crimes in New York, including the creation of a State Police unit to investigate reports of hate crimes, an expansion of the state’s human rights law to protect all students, and the establishment of a new emergency legal defense fund for immigrants.                  

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FRA Proposes Safety Standard Updates to Allow for High-Speed Passenger Trains

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) last week proposed updates for the passenger train safety standards used in the United States as the country looks to add high-speed trains that can travel up to 220 miles per hour and replace its aging passenger fleet.The proposed updates represent nearly a decade of work by the FRA’s passenger rail division.

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Voters Backed Transit Funds. Will Congress OK Trump Infrastructure Plan?

In this past election, trains and buses did well at the ballot box; voters in dozens of cities approved local tax increases to expand and improve public transit. But will Congress agree with the need to improve our infrastructure? 

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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.

Transit Awareness Day, January 31, 2017!

Join us on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 for Transit Awareness Day. This pro-transit event includes a public transportation rally, meetings with lawmakers, and public transit displays in The Well of the Legislative Office Building. Registration is now open! Register here.  

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