Tuesday Transit News
December 20, 2016

CDTA Announces Regional Bike Share Program

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced at its monthly Board Meeting Wednesday that Social Bicycles of Brooklyn, New York has been awarded a two-year contract to launch and operate a Bike Share program across the Capital Region.

“This is a very exciting announcement,” said David M. Stackrow, Board Chairman. “A regional bike sharing program has been on the planning table for some time, and we are pleased that the pieces are now aligned to move it forward. It is part of our vision for CDTA that will result a broader menu of mobility options for customers throughout the Capital Region.”

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DiNapoli Calls for State Procurement Reform

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli last week proposed changes to the state’s procurement practices in the wake of criminal charges and allegations of corruption in the awarding of contracts for state economic development projects.

“The alleged contracting and kickback schemes uncovered by federal and state prosecutors show lax oversight over economic development spending,” DiNapoli said. “The state funneled taxpayer money to quasi-government organizations, avoiding scrutiny and sidestepping usual procurement practices. This created an environment ripe for self-dealing and abuse. New York state must take credible steps to reestablish the public’s faith in government and address the broader problems.”

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U.S. DOT Advances Deployment Of Connected Vehicle Technology To Prevent Hundreds Of Thousands Of Crashes

Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule today that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on all new light-duty vehicles, enabling a multitude of new crash-avoidance applications that, once fully deployed, could prevent hundreds of thousands of crashes every year by helping vehicles “talk” to each other.    

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Milwaukee Transit Sets Paratransit Record with Over 1,000 Rides

For the first time in history the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) has provided more than 100,000 rides to passengers who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

“To give 100,000 rides in one year to our customers who use mobility devices is a huge vote of confidence in our ability meet their travel needs,” says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. “Safety and access to reliable and convenient transportation are big reasons why so many of Milwaukee County residents choose to ride with MCTS.”

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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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