Tuesday Transit News
December 13, 2016

RTS Celebrates Anniversary of Transit Center

The Regional Transit Service Transit (RTS) Center opened on November 28, 2014 and transformed public transportation for their customers and their community. RTS is celebrating the two year anniversary by thanking customers and employees for making the Transit Center the safe, comfortable, technology-rich facility that helps customers enjoy the ride every day.

“When we opened the RTS Transit Center, we knew the facility would be a game-changer, but it was difficult to foresee how much of an impact it would have on our customers, employees and the community,” said RTS CEO Bill Carpenter said. “Two years later we have a nationally recognized facility that serves as the hub of our system, a powerful tool of engagement between RTS and our customers, and a model of service for the transit industry.

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Governor Cuomo Announces More than $700 Million in Economic Development Resources Awarded in Sixth Round of Regional Council Initiative

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week that more than $700 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round VI of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

A centerpiece of the Governor's strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were established in 2011 to replace the state's old top-down approach to economic development, with one that is community-based and performance-driven. The initiative empowers community, business, and academic leaders, as well as members of the public in each region of the state, to develop strategic plans specifically tailored to their region's unique strengths and resources in order to create jobs, improve quality of life and grow the economy.       
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U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates Jacksonville Bus Rapid Transit Grand Opening

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers earlier this month joined other local officials to celebrate the opening of a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in Jacksonville. The Southeast Corridor BRT line will provide more frequent and faster bus service to attract new riders and provide a needed transportation option in a heavily transit-dependent region.
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RIPTA Unveils Brand New Downtown Bus Plan

he Rhode Island Public Transit Authority on Tuesday unveiled a plan born out of the abandoned idea of a street car system in downtown Providence.
The proposal, called the Downtown Transit Connector, would send more buses from current routes along the same path from the hospital area along Eddy Street, through downtown, and to the train station.
“You're bringing them together so they do travel a common route when they pass through the corridor. So that's what gives you that higher frequency,” RIPTA Director of Public Affairs Barbara Polichetti told NBC 10 News.
The plan calls for fancier bus stops along the way and other infrastructure improvements. 

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Webinar: Crisis Communications Webinar
Join us TOMORROW as NYPTA presents "Crisis Communications" webinar from 12-1:00pm presented by Sean Casey with Eric Mower & Associates. Register here. 

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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