New York State County Highway Superintendents Association News & Views
Tuesday, August 15, 2017


NYS Transit Industry News

Town of Warwick Celebrates Transit Center

Former congresswoman Sue Kelly, R-19, who served until 2006, obtained a federal grant for the Town of Warwick to build a new facility for its growing bus system. However, little did she know that it would take many years to secure additional funding while maneuvering through the federal process.

Perseverance, hard work and buy-in from Orange County officials have finally provided a facility that town supervisor Michael Sweeton explained will anchor not only the Warwick system but also provide the building blocks for the future of transportation in Orange County.


State Government Affairs

Cuomo Urges Immediate Action on Subway Funding

Governor Cuomo attended the groundbreaking at LaGuardia Airport for Delta's new facilities, called for immediate action on a funding plan to modernize NYC's subway system, and attended the ILoveNY 355 NASCAR race at the recently updated Watkins Glens track.


Federal Developments

Trump Says He May Not Work With Dems on Infrastructure

President Trump said Thursday that he may not reach across the aisle to work with Democrats on a massive infrastructure bill, while at the same time acknowledging that they may be more supportive of the issue than his own party.


Around the Country

Why SUMC Wants to Take One Million Cars off the Road in the Next Five Years

Transportation has become the No. 1 source of carbon pollution in the United States, according to the Shared-Use Mobility Center. It is the second-largest expense for most families after housing. And lack of reliable access to a car, bus or train is one of the biggest barriers to employment for Americans today.

New forms of shared mobility — such as bike sharing, car sharing, ride hailing and microtransit — offer new opportunities to address some of the most critical issues facing society today.



NYPTA Events and Training

Deadline TODAY

Today is the last day to apply for the Public Transit Leadership Institute (PTLI). Don’t miss the opportunity! This yearlong series of events, webinars and hands-on activities is 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 Rolling Into the NYPTA Conference

Harmony Lloyd is the Director of Planning, Innovation, and External Affairs at the Mass Transportation Authority in Flint, MI. Since joining the MTA, Harmony has been involved in several key initiatives including successfully securing a $12.8 million grant to purchase 32 new compressed natural gas buses and Rides to Wellness, a project to improve Flint residents’ access to transportation for health-related care. Register now!



Partner Events

First-Ever Bike Summit

NYBC is holding the first-ever New York State Bike Summit on September 15 in Albany at the newly constructed Hearst Media Center! This inaugural Bike Summit will bring together many organizations and constituencies leading the growing bike movement across the state with the goal of making New York the most bicycle-friendly state in the country. Learn more.


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