Tuesday Transit News
December 6, 2016

CDTA Now Offering Paratransit Application Digitally

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has made the process of applying for Special Transit Available by Request (STAR) service more accessible thanks to the launch of an online digital application.

“We’re proud to be able to offer this service to our STAR customers,” said David M. Stackrow, CDTA Board Chairman. “Making this application process easier and more streamlined benefits everyone. In this 24-7 connected world, this technology is what people have come to expect, and we want to deliver.”

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Centro & City of Syracuse Teaming Up to Deliver Improved Public Transit Experience

Syracuse residents might have a better bus riding experience in the near future. The city is improving its public transit in collaboration with the state and Central New York Regional Transportation Authority.

Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council conducted the Syracuse Metropolitan Area Regional Transit Study Phase 1 in 2015, on behalf of Centro, to pursue a balanced transportation system that supports economic growth and improves quality of life for Syracuse residents, according to the project’s website.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $30 Million For Alstom Transportation, Inc. Expansion to Create Nearly 200 New Jobs in Steuben County

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week that $30 million in state funding will be given to support the expansion of Alstom Transportation, Inc., which will add nearly 200 new jobs in Hornell, Steuben County. The project is motivated by Alstom's successful bid to provide Next Generation High-Speed Trains for Amtrak. The expansion will retain more than 1,000 existing positions in Hornell and at Alstom’s operations in West Henrietta. New York State’s support for the project was an important factor in Alstom’s efforts to secure the agreement with Amtrak for the $2.5 billion Next Generation High-Speed Trains program.                

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FTA Announces Funding Opportunity for Zero Emission Research

Last week, the Federal Transit Administration announced a $2.75 million opportunity for nonprofit organizations to apply for funding to facilitate the advancement, production, and deployment of zero-emission public transportation vehicle technology and related infrastructure. 

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Stand Clear of the Doors: TV Gets On Board With MassTransit

In the 1990s and early 2000s, TV shows didn't have a lot of love for mass transit - but times and TV are changing, and mass transit is making more and more TV appearances. 

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What Would a Driverless World Look Like?

What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation guru Wanis Kabbaj thinks we can find inspiration in the genius of our biology to design the transit systems of the future. In this forward-thinking talk, preview exciting concepts like modular, detachable buses, flying taxis and networks of suspended magnetic pods that could help make the dream of a dynamic, driverless world into a reality. 

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Transit Awareness Day, January 31, 2017!

Join us 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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