Tuesday Transit News
May 30, 2017
MTA Names New Read of Staten Island Railway

The Metropolitan Authority (MTA) announced that Sally Librera has been appointed vice president and chief officer of the Staten Island Railway -- the first woman to lead the railway.

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Governor Cuomo Calls for Immediate Federal Assistance for
Penn Station

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last week held a conference call with members of the New York Congressional Delegation regarding the urgent need for federal funding to provide short-term transportation alternatives and expedite construction at Penn Station. 

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Trump’s Budget Threatens Transit Repair Projects with Significant Cuts, Lawmakers Say

President Trump’s budget will take a whack to transportation funding, putting crucial new infrastructure projects at risk of receiving no federal aid, according to New York’s senators.
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In Public Transportation, Fares Cover Only a Fraction of Costs

In March, more than 237,000 passengers rode Victor Valley Transit Authority buses. The agency collected nearly $300,000 in revenue from passengers, but the costs to operate the transportation system throughout the High Desert? About $1.85 million.

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Dayton Transit Agency Offers Discounted Lyft Rides to Rural Riders Transferring to Buses

Rural riders of Greater Dayton RTA will soon be able to use a smartphone app for quicker access to RTA service. RTA Connect, which rolls out June 4, is designed for those living in and near Germantown, Farmersville, and Miamisburg looking for an easier way to utilize RTA service.

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Applications for PTLI Due by August 15

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 is in Two Weeks!

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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