Tuesday Transit News
February 14, 2017

TCAT Operations Manager Nancy Oltz to Retire After Forty Years in Local Public Transit 

After nearly forty years of dedicated service, TCAT Operations Manager Nancy Oltz will officially retire on Friday, Feb. 17.  At its monthly meeting on Thursday, February 23, the TCAT Board of Directors is expected to honor Oltz by approving a resolution in appreciation of her forty years of service.

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NYS Senate Passes its Ride-Hailing Proposal

The state Senate approved on Monday its version of legislation that would pave the way for expansion of ride-hailing services statewide, though compromise on legislation among the Senate, Assembly and governor is not yet at hand.The legislation passed 53-5. The bill sponsored by Sen. James Seward, R-Otsego County, differs from a proposal pushed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Senate bill subjects rides to a 2 percent tax and does not subject them to state sales tax. Cuomo proposes a 5.5 percent tax on rides.

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FTA to Withhold Transit Funding from DC, Maryland and Virginia Until a New State Safety Oversight Program is Certified

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the transit systems in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia that effective immediately it will withhold five percent of Fiscal Year 2017 transit formula funds until a new State Safety Oversight Program (SSOP) is certified for the rail operations of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The funds will be withheld until the jurisdictions pass identical legislation and meet related requirements in order for FTA to certify a new SSOP for WMATA Metrorail.

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ABB and Nova Bus Announce Collaboration on Electric Transportation

ABB and Nova Bus have announced a business collaboration that consists of the delivery of the first ABB’s electric bus opportunity charger in North America. This collaboration reflects the desire of Nova Bus to keep investing in climate action by offering charging stations and electrified bus solutions to major cities in the United States and Canada.

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