New York State County Highway Superintendents Association News & Views
Tuesday, August 22, 2017


NYS Transit Industry News

CDTA Named Best Mid-Size Public Transportation System in North America

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced today that it has been named the Best Mid-Size Public Transportation System in North America for 2017 by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

CDTA’s reliability, innovation, service design and community relationships make it one of the top public transportation systems in North America. At an event at Bob Ford Field on the campus of the University at Albany, CDTA Board Chairman David M. Stackrow and Chief Executive Officer Carm Basile made the announcement to local officials, business leaders, community partners and current and past employees.


State Government Affairs

Transit Group Proposes Extending Gateway Project to Reach Long Island

A $29 billion plan to build a new train tunnel under the Hudson River to Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan should be even more ambitious and allow trains to roll through the station from New York City’s suburbs in New Jersey to Long Island, an influential transit-advocacy group said last week.


Federal Developments

Trump Touts Infrastructure Order, but Veers Off Message

President Trump signed an executive order last week designed to significantly shorten the time it takes federal agencies to approve road, highway, bridge and other infrastructure projects.


Around the Country

Stackrow, Eadie Team Up for APTA Seminar

Doug Eadie and David Stackrow teamed up to present “Building a Rock-Solid Transit Board-CEO Partnership” program in Chicago at APTA’s Transit Board Members and Board Support Seminar on July 24.

Ford CEO: Self-Driving Taxis Won't Replace the Private Car

The auto industry is on the cusp of a huge transformation, with self-driving cars and ride-hailing services fundamentally changing the way society moves.

Jim Hackett's job is to find a place in this future for Ford Motor Co. And help shape it.


NYPTA Events and Training

NYPTA Innovation Conference

Scott Bogren, Executive Director of CTAA, will discuss how in the ever-changing world of healthcare, community and public transportation operators can develop a more sustainable, long-term model and move away from one solely dependent on Medicaid. We’ll discuss working directly with the healthcare network — both providers and insurers — and emerging best practices from the field. Please come prepared for this session to discuss what you’re seeing and doing in your community. Register now!





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