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Tuesday Transit News provides timely information on the latest developments in the transit industry. Don't forget to share your news and information with us! Email info@nytransit.org.  Stay informed, and Keep New York Moving.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Will Be Leaving
"On behalf of the 1,500 APTA members and the tens of millions of public transit riders, I want to convey my respect and appreciation for U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.  He has been an outstanding transportation leader and a tireless advocate for public transportation.  Although he is leaving, we know that his hard work and dedication to advancing public transportation will continue on in the programs that were championed under his leadership.

Once-doomed, NY's Grand Central Turns 100 as Celebrated Landmark
It made its debut in the heyday of cross-country train travel, faced demolition in the era of the auto, and got a new lease on life with a facelift in its eighth decade. Now Grand Central Terminal, the doyenne of American train stations, is celebrating its 100th birthday. Opened on February 2, 1913, when trains were a luxurious means of traveling across America, the iconic New York landmark with its Beaux-Arts facade is an architectural gem, and still one of America's greatest transportation hubs. It is also the Big Apple's second-most-popular tourist attraction, after Times Square.

Transit Advocates Lobby for Tom Prendergast to take over the MTA
Since Joe Lhota left the M.T.A. at the tail end of 2012 in pursuit of the mayoralty, the agency that serves 8.5 million people a day has been officially leaderless. Now, some transportation advocates are talking up, if not explicitly endorsing, Tom Prendergast, the authority's interim executive director, for the job of chairman and C.E.O.

National Center for Transit Research - Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions
The side-view camera system has been shown to eliminate blind zones by providing a view to the driver in real time. In order to provide the best integration of these systems, an integrated camera-mirror system (hybrid system) was developed and tested. Traditional aftermarket systems utilize wide-angle cameras, which provide up to 100-degree horizontal field of view. The developed camera system had 65-degree horizontal view, which was adequate to cover the side blind zones.


Nova Bus - Kevin Dawson Named Regional Sales Manager
Nova Bus is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Dawson as Regional Sales Manager to serve the northeastern US transit market. Rob Mowat, Vice President of sales, made the announcement, adding, “Kevin brings a fresh energy and strategic focus to Nova Bus. His experience and expertise will be an integral part in Nova's continued expansion in the US market and advancing our industry-leading customer service.  We are proud to have him as part of the family.”


LEND YOUR VOICE! Join us March 4-5 for the Invest in Transit: Keep New York Moving! Transit Awareness Day program. The two-day event includes an Invest in Transit rally, meetings with lawmakers, a legislative reception and industry displays. The program will take place in The Well of the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Albany. Lend your voice. Register today!


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Upcoming Events!

Transit Awareness Day
March 4 & 5, 2013
The Well, Albany

Principles of Transit Management
April 23-25
The Desmond, Albany

Partners in Progress Fall Conference & Expo
September 11 & 12
Saratoga Springs, NY

 Thank You!

Nova Bus 

USSC Group

BAE Systems
RouteMatch Software

Custom Sponsorship
The Nevision Group


Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison
First Transit, Inc.
Leonard Bus Sales, Inc.
Matthews Buses, Inc.
NovaBus, Division of Prevost Car, Inc.
Wendel Duchscherer Architects and Engineers, PC
Adirondack Trailways
Brown Coach
Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)
City of Long Beach Transportation Department
Middletown Transit Corporation
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)
Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.
Citizen Regional Transit Corp.
Bombardier Transportation
Avail Technologies Inc. 

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