Tuesday Transit News
March 28, 2017
Public Transit Operators Seek State Funding Increase       

Public transit system operators statewide have watched their ridership increase in recent years.They want their state funding to continue to increase, too. Major upstate and Long Island transportation system heads implored state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to boost their operating aid by roughly $10 million, 2 percent, for the coming fiscal year. Cuomo currently is budgeting $502 million for non-Metropolitan Transportation Authority transit needs.

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Work to Start on First Three New York Stations in Modernization Project

Work is beginning this month on the first group of stations that are part of the ongoing Enhanced Station Initiative (ESI) to create new and dramatically improved subway stations throughout New York.

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Seven Things to Watch During Albany's Budget Crunch Week

A new budget must be in place by Friday, which means legislation is likely to be finalized this week. Legislative leaders spent the weekend in Albany, as did Cuomo, whose aides pored over the minutiae of education, health care and criminal justice proposals all weekend.

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President Trump's Proposed Budget Would Cut Vision Zero Funding, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Says

Vision Zero safety projects would suffer funding cuts under President Donald Trump's budget proposal, Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Monday. In addition to funds for major mass transit projects such as Second Avenue subway expansion, Trump's budget proposal would also have negative implications for smaller street projects that protect pedestrians, such as sidewalk widening near a school, which rely on funding through similar federal programs.

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US DOT Celebrates Women’s History Month

Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, addressed hundreds of U.S. Department of Transportation employees listening both remotely and in person last week at the 2017 US DOT Women’s History Month celebration.

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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 14.

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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