Tuesday Transit News
April 18, 2017
MTA Shortens L Train Shutdown to 15 Months

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has good news for subway riders worried about the shutdown of the L train: The closing will be shorter than expected. The authority’s board voted to approve a $477 million contract to close the L train tunnel between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 15 months to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy— instead of 18 months as originally planned. The work is set to begin in April 2019.

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CDTA & CDPHP Kick Off Bike-Share Site Selection

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) and CDPHP are excited to announce that the public will have a say in deciding where CDPHP Cycle! stations will be located. Voting is live. Click below to vote for your choice now!

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Uber & Lyft are Coming to Upstate- What You Need to Know

Companies such as Uber and Lyft will be able to begin expanding statewide in early July but what does that mean? Read more to understand ride-hailing and how it will work in Upstate New York. 

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Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $32 Million to Upgrade Local Wastewater and Drinking Water Systems Across New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved more than $32 million in grants and interest-free loans to support vital drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across New York State. This funding will provide much-needed assistance for one drinking water project and six wastewater projects in Upstate New York.

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FTA's SSO Certification Program: Facts & Dates

The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) safety program has changed how the Federal government and States work together to keep rail transit agencies (RTAs) safe. By law, FTA is required to certify whether each State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program meets Federal requirements for safety oversight of RTAs. By April 15, 2019, each eligible State with an RTA must have an FTA-approved and FTA-certified SSO program.

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Proposed Transit System Takes You from Orlando to Miami in 26 Minutes

Many of us can’t get to work in 26 minutes in the same city. Imagine getting from Orlando to Miami in that amount of time. The tube-based travel you might have heard about is not a rumor

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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. 

Mark Your Calendar with NYPTA Fall Conference Dates!

Please mark your calendars with the NYPTA "Innovation" Fall Conference on October 16-18, 2017, at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center. Registration will be open soon!

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