Tuesday Transit News
June 27, 2017
CDTA Announces Bike-Share Locations

There will be seven bike-sharing stations opening sometime in early August in Schenectady, and four in Saratoga Springs, the Capital District Transportation Authority said on Thursday. The authority and CDPHP health plan, as corporate sponsors, revealed that bike-sharing stations will be placed at 38 locations in the region's four major cities as the program prepared to get underway.

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Governor Cuomo Taps Lhota to Return to MTA

Governor Cuomo is bringing back the MTA chairman who helped get the transit system back up and running after Hurricane Sandy to handle the current subway and train crisis. Cuomo on Wednesday night nominated Joe Lhota to again serve as the agency’s chairman.

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Driverless Cars Speed Onto Political Agenda 

Washington is racing to keep up with the rapid development of self-driving cars. Lawmakers in the House and Senate are crafting a package of autonomous vehicle bills due out this summer; the Trump administration is rewriting federal guidelines for driverless cars; and K Street has increasingly ramped up lobbying on the issue.

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Is Uber Taking Sacramento Transit's Ridership?

The opening of the Golden 1 Center downtown last fall was billed as a rare opportunity for Sacramento Regional Transit to attract new riders. The agency stepped up its game, scrubbing trains, bolstering security and improving customer service. By many accounts, it made a good impression. Yet new numbers show SacRT ridership on buses and trains has dropped 12 percent since last summer. What happened?

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Transit Agencies Offering Youth Reduced Fares for Summer

King County Metro and Sound Transit are partnering this summer for a pilot program that will offer youth reduced fares from mid-June through Labor Day. Youth ages 6-18 are eligible for reduced youth fares if they use a free ORCA Youth card. King County Metro and a Seattle Streetcar trip will each cost 50 cents, and Sound Transit rides will cost $1.

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Are You Ready to Advance Your Career?

The Public Transit Leadership Institute (PTLI) is a yearlong 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. 


Ready, Set, Innovate!

Innovation is what the NYPTA Fall Conference is all about! Save the dates: October 16-18 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. Registration is now open!


BAITFISH Training in Rockland County

August 15-17, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact Jonathan Nicastro at 516.457.3137 with questions.



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