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NYPTA Hosts Transit Awareness Day
Transit managers, riders, labor and businesses convened yesterday for Transit Awareness Day, at The Well of the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Albany. The two-day event emphasized the public transit industry’s value to New York State’s economy and sustainability efforts.

“As reflected in his Executive Budget, Governor Cuomo has demonstrated strong support for investment in public transportation,” said Carm Basile, NYPTA’s president. “Investing in our infrastructure yields positive results for the State’s economy and for our local communities.”

American Milestones Featuring NYPTA President Carm Basile
American Milestones features Carm Basile, NYPTA President and CEO of CDTA, in an interview detailing the importance of public transit and what CDTA is doing to grow their transportation services. Mr. Basile reflects on the positive effect public transit has on the economy, the importance of federal funding to public transit systems, and the success of CDTA's new BusPlus program.

Fed Money Keeps Rail Tunnel Alive
Related Cos. and Amtrak have agreed to build the first link of what’s hoped will eventually be a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River between New Jersey and Manhattan.

In a breakthrough promoted by Sen. Chuck Schumer, work is to start this summer on a Washington-funded, 800-foot-long “box tunnel” right under Related’s Hudson Yards site, where construction has begun on a 900-foot office tower that will be home to Coach, Inc.

Prendergast Joins Executive Committee
Thomas F. Prendergast, president, MTA New York City Transit, has joined the APTA Executive Committee. He succeeds Joseph J. Lhota, who stepped down as executive director of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Prendergast is serving in that post on an interim basis. Prendergast’s term ends at the 2015 APTA Annual Meeting.

HDR is Lead Designer for New Tappan Zee Bridge
The design-build contract for the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing was approved recently by the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors. HDR is the lead designer, and a subcontractor, for Tappan Zee Constructors, a consortium that includes Fluor Enterprises, American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast, and Traylor Bros.

Principals of Transit Management!
NYPTA and NYSDOT RTAP invite your participation in the Principals of Transit Management Workshop, April 23-25, 2013. This nationally recognized course has been designed to cover all aspects of effective transit management. The three day program breaks down transit management responsibilities into in-depth, interactive, and highly educational segments. If you are a new manager, front-line supervisor, manager assistant, or an experienced manager, this program is for you! 

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Upcoming Events!

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

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


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