Tuesday Transit News
March 21, 2017
NYPTA to Host Press Conference at Capitol This Wednesday

Customers, business leaders and transit agencies please join us as we call for support of the Senate and Assembly one-house bills. A press conference will take place March 22 at 10:00am on the third floor of the Million Dollar Staircase, NYS Capitol. The press conference will speak to the importance of increasing state investment in transit operations and capital in the upcoming State Budget. 

CDTA Partners with CDPHP to Launch CDPHP Cycle      

The Capital District Transportation Authority and Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) and have joined forces to launch the Capital Region’s first bike-share program. CDPHP Cycle! will premiere in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga and will offer the community a healthy and affordable mode of transportation.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $1.8 Billion Project to Transform South Bronx

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last week announced a $1.8 billion project to transform the South Bronx by realizing the long-sought reconstruction of the Bruckner-Sheridan Interchange.The Sheridan Expressway will be de-designated as an interstate and replaced with a boulevard design that is both pedestrian and cyclist friendly. The improvements to the Sheridan will tie neighborhoods together and give residents and visitors alike a direct connection to the Bronx River waterfront and Starlight Park, which have been shut off to the community by the highway for decades.

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Rail Passengers Respond to White House Budget: “What About the Jobs, Mr. President?”

The National Association of Rail Passengers denounced the budget outline released by the Trump administration, which slashes investment in transportation infrastructure. These cuts to Amtrak, transit and commuter rail programs, and even air service to rural towns, would not only cost construction and manufacturing jobs, but place a disproportionate amount of pain on rural and working class communities.

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Rider Amenities: Increasing Rider Satisfaction Through Multiple Means

Amenities continue to develop, as does agency service reach. It's a matter of deciding which to include. Agencies also have the option to continue to add or develop services as they discover new needs for riders.

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Submit Your Proposal TODAY for NYPTA Conference 2017!

Please consider submitting a presentation proposal for the 2017 New York State Public Transit Fall Conference and Expo.This year's theme is "Innovation." Proposals that tie to the conference theme will be given priority. To submit a proposal, complete the attached Call for Proposals form and return it to the New York Public Transit Association by April 1.

Save the Date! Ithaca's Transportation Camp on June 17

Please join fellow transit industry advocates at the Transportation Camp in Ithaca on June 17. The Transportation Camp provides an opportunity for every single attendee to be a participant in shaping and leading the event. Click here to register. 

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