Tuesday Transit News
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May 23, 2017
NYS TRANSIT INDUSTRY NEWS 
Charles Komanoff’s 3-Point Plan to Turn Around NYC Transit

It might seem impossible for the subways to be bursting at the seams and shedding riders at the same time. Alas, both are happening, and mass transit will spiral downward unless the governor, who controls it, steps up to the plate.

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STATE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Governor Cuomo Announces Law Enforcement Agencies to Receive State-of-the-Art Speed Enforcement Equipment

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced New York State is investing more than $160,000 for 107 law enforcement agencies to replace old or obsolete radar devices with state-of-the-art speed enforcement equipment. This is the second year that the state Division of Criminal Justice Services has funded the devices, which will help police and sheriff’s departments keep the roadways they patrol safer by more effectively targeting aggressive and reckless drivers.

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FEDERAL DEVELOPMENTS
Five Roadblocks for Trump’s $1T Infrastructure Plan

President Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure package could be headed for a ditch on Capitol Hill. The White House, which is eager to unveil a broad sketch of the proposal this month, is hoping bipartisan support for the plan can help deliver a much-needed win for the administration this year.

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AROUND THE COUNTRY
Uber Integrates with Transit App for Enhanced Transportation Experience

Uber announced this week the company is integrating with the Transit App for riders in Jacksonville along with four other Florida cities. Ft. Myers, Miami, Orlando, and the Tampa Bay area are also included in the new service launched by Uber. When riders are in an Uber and their destination is at a transit stop, or up to a block away from a transit stop, upcoming departure times will show in the Uber app feed.

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Transit Agency Fuming at 49ers for U2’s Costly Late-night Show

The noise from the big U2 concert at Levi’s Stadium is still rumbling through the South Bay, but it’s not from the band — it’s from public officials screaming about the show blowing through Santa Clara’s 10 p.m. curfew. The cost to Valley Transportation Authority: about $61,000.

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TRAINING AND EVENTS
Now Accepting Applications for Public Transit Leadership Institute

The Public Transit Leadership Institute (PTLI) is a year-long series of events, webinars and hands-on activities for mid- to senior-level managers aspiring to serve in an executive leadership role. The curriculum, under the instruction and mentoring of experienced NYPTA and transit industry executives, will provide enhanced opportunities for professional development and career advancement in the transit industry. Click here for additional application information. 

 
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. 
 

Register for the NYPTA Innovation Conference

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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