Tuesday Transit News
July 18, 2017
NYPTA and Transportation Network Companies

NYPTA Policy Director Bob Zerrillo researched the experiences of a number of transit systems across the country in working with TNCs and surveyed NYPTA members on their thoughts. NYPTA has developed a white paper which summarizes this research and the issues and opportunities facing transit systems, as well as presenting some principles and practices for New York transit systems to consider in dealing with TNCs. In addition, NYPTA staff have developed a PowerPoint presentation for transit agency use in discussing the white paper.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $13.8 Million for Western New York in Public Transportation Services

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced more than $13.8 million in funding for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to upgrade and enhance bus and rail services in Erie and Niagara counties. This state funding, part of $124 million awarded statewide, is provided under the Governor's Public Transportation Modernization and Enhancement Program.

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House Panel Approves Transportation Funding Cuts 

A House panel has approved legislation that would cut funding for the Department of Transportation (DOT) by over half a billion dollars. After a swift meeting, the House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development advanced a spending bill by voice vote to provide $17.8 billion in discretionary funding for the DOT in the fiscal year 2018.

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UTA Welcomes First Bus for Provo-Orem Rapid Transit System

Residents traveling between the Utah cities of Orem and Provo in the not-too-distant future will be able to do so on a clean diesel-electric hybrid bus. The Utah Transit Authority recently gave members of the media a sneak peek of the 60-foot, articulated New Flyer Xcelsior, the first bus in its bus rapid transit fleet to be delivered.

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Don't Follow... Lead.

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. 


Guess Who's Speaking at the NYPTA Conference

John Martin, transportation futurist, will present "The Ten Major Trends and Innovations Shaping the Future of Transit" at the opening session of the NYPTA Innovation Conference on October 17. Register now!


FTA State Programs Meeting/State Public Transit Partnerships Conference

August 15-18, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Register here.


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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