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Nova Bus is Building the Future of Public Transit right here in New York
In June 2009, Nova Bus opened a 140,000 square foot plant in Plattsburgh, NY. The construction of this $25M facility brought hopes and job opportunities to hundreds of New Yorkers in a still stagnant economy.  

The location was perfect – close to Montreal, where Nova Bus’ head office is located; in New York State, home to numerous bus component suppliers; and not that far from New York City, one of the nation’s largest markets for buses.

Vincent Tamagna, Departing Legislature, gets Putnam Position to Study Transportation
A Putnam County legislator out of a job because of term limits has been appointed to a new $75,000-a-year post examining the county’s often-criticized public transportation system.

Vincent Tamagna, a Republican who has represented District 1 in Philipstown for 18 years, was given the full-time position by County Executive MaryEllen Odell. She said she did not seek or interview others because Tamagna was best suited to the job. He has the “qualifications, energy and skill set that are needed here,” Odell said Thursday.

C TRAN Adds Six New Buses and New Website
C TRAN passengers were given a special announcement at Friday's Jackals Game. During Passenger Appreciation Night, Chemung County Transit announced the arrival of six new buses and a new website.  Following the puck drop, C TRAN general manager, Michael Steele, says the new 18 passenger buses are accessible for people with disabilities. They are also rider-friendly with front bicycle racks.  In addition to passenger convenience, Steele says one bus is environmentally friendly.

Metro-North Lines to get Boost in April with 174 More Trains
Metro-North's Hudson and Harlem lines will get a huge boost in off-peak and weekend service come April as the nation's busiest commuter rail continues to roll out the largest service expansion in its 30-year history with the addition of 174 trains, Newsday has learned.

"This big addition is in recognition of and response to the growth of our off-peak and weekend ridership," said Marjorie Anders, a spokeswoman for Metro-North's parent agency, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Public Transportation a Wise Investment
The annual mobility report conducted by the University of Texas ranked the Metropolitan New York area fourth nationally for worst traffic.

Millions of Americans including many residing in Great Neck, New Hyde Park, Herricks, Williston Park, Garde City along with other neighborhoods in Town of North Hempstead, Nassau and adjacent Queens County on a daily basis utilize various public transportation alternatives to deal with traffic congestion. They include local and express bus, ferry, jitney, light rail, subway and commuter rail services.

All of these systems use less fuel and move far more people than conventional single occupancy vehicles. Most of these systems are funded with your tax dollars. Depending upon where you live, consider the public transportation alternative. Try riding a local or express bus, commuter van, ferry, light rail, commuter rail or subway.

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
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 Clever Devices, Ltd.
Seifert Graphics

USSC Group

BAE Systems
Bombardier Transportation
RouteMatch Software

Custom Sponsorship
The Nevison Group

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

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