Tuesday Transit News
May 16, 2017
Grant Programs for Alternative Energy Buses

Two recent announcements of grant programs focus on alternative energy buses. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity to apply for up to $55 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No program supports projects sponsored by local transit agencies to bring advanced, American-made bus technologies such as battery electric power and hydrogen fuel cells into service nationwide. In addition, new incentives are available to help New York fleet owners transition their fleets into cleaner, more efficient and cost-effective alternative fuel vehicles! The New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) aims to accelerate the integration of advanced vehicle technologies in the commercial truck and bus sectors.

Governor Cuomo and Congressman Nadler Announce Milestone in Cross Harbor Freight Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Congressman Jerrold Nadler recently announced a major milestone for the Cross Harbor Freight Movement Project: Issuance by the Port Authority of an RFP for consultants to conduct the Tier II Environmental Impact Study and complementary advanced planning and engineering work. The Cross Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel would reduce congestion on roads and bridges, improve air quality and create 18,000 jobs.


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Industry Groups Tout Needs in ‘Infrastructure Week’ While Awaiting Trump Investment Plan

While the Trump administration continues to craft its promised $1 trillion infrastructure plan, many of the nation's transportation industry and business groups will try to build momentum in coming days for such investment as part of the 2017 "Infrastructure Week" events. The May 15-19 week of focused industry effort kicks off with business, labor and government leaders meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and hearing from U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

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National RTAP Peer Call: Fostering a Safety Culture

How do you foster and maintain a safety culture within your transit agency? Join conversationalists Walt Diangson, trainer for the South West Transit Association, and John Filippone, Safety and Training Manager at the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority in Colorado, for a discussion of the FTA's Transit Safety Plans and how to make safety practices an integral part of your agency's daily operations on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 2 - 3 p.m. ET to hear and share best practices and ask questions.


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Ithaca Transportation Camp 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. 

NYPTA Innovation Conference Registration is Now Open

Please save the date for NYPTA's Innovation Conference scheduled for October 16-18, 2017, at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center. Registration is now open!



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