Tuesday Transit News
June 6, 2017
Long-delayed Tunnel Project Leaves NY Rail Riders in Lurch

In a parallel universe where utility projects finish on time and budget, at least some beleaguered passengers disrupted by planned summer repair work at Pennsylvania Station could have used Grand Central Terminal.

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Dutchess County Searching for Transit Administrator

This is a provisional appointment pending a future civil service examination. This is an administrative and managerial position with primary responsibility for overseeing the operation of the Dutchess County Public Transit bus system. The work involves overseeing the operation of County-owned Public Transit assets by a private company and the coordination of both fixed route and demand response bus services in the County. 

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Governor Cuomo Highlights Accomplishments at Buffalo’s Waterfront

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last week toured several key attractions at Buffalo’s Waterfront to promote the transformation of the outer harbor and encourage tourists to visit the many attractions throughout the city. Since 2011, visitors to these attractions have increased tenfold, attracting 1.5 million visitors in 2016 alone.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $197 Million in Grants for Positive Train Control Implementation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the grant recipients who will receive $197 million in competitive grant funding to help commuter and intercity passenger railroads meet the December 31, 2018 deadline to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) systems to improve safety.
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Commercial Fleets and Municipalities Show
How to Save Fuel in Chicago

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition announced that in 2016 its member fleets displaced nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons.

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How Uber and Lyft Can Improve Transit Agency Budgets

The emergence of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft seems to pose a direct challenge to the nation’s overburdened and underfunded transit agencies, potentially siphoning off patrons most able to pay full fare. Yet, amid competition, there exists a real opportunity for collaboration in providing mobility to the agencies’ neediest customers.

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Is PTLI Right for You?

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 Next Week!

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. 

Don't Miss 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!


TCRP Synthesis 121: Transit Agency Practices in Interacting with People who Are Homeless

Webinar June 8, 2017 - 2:00pm ET - 3:30pm ET, presented by the National Transit Institute. Register here.


TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies

Webinar July 19, 2017 - 2:00pm ET - 3:30pm ET. Register here.


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