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FIX NYC, But Let’s FIX All of NYS: Statewide Action Needed to Fund Transit Services
Transit service in New York’s urban and rural areas is the lifeblood of economic growth. Transit provides the access and connections that make New York move and the economy flourish.

Read our complete position paper here.

Joint Legislative Hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance & Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means Concerning the SFY 2018-19 Executive Budget Proposal Relating to Transportation

Read NYPTA President Bill Carpenter's Testimony here.

NYPTA Budget Analysis and Recommendations

During Transit Awareness day on January 23, 2018, NYPTA leaders shared an analysis of and recommendations regarding Governor Cuomo's 2018-2019 Executive Budget, along with a brochure calling for transit funding to accelerate New York's economy.

Letter to Governor Cuomo Requesting Long-Term Funding Solution

Read NYPTA President Bill Carpenter's letter to Governor Cuomo here

Analysis of the SFY 2017-2018 Enacted Budget 4/10/2017

Read Analysis of the SFY 2017-2018 Enacted Budget here by Bob Zerrillo, Bob Reid and Padraic Bambrick.

NYPTA'S recommendations for the 2017-2018 state budget for upstate and downstate transit systems other than MTA

b to read the recommendations.

NYPTA'S TESTIMONY at the joint hearing of the SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE & ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS CONCERNING THE SFY 2017-2018 EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL RELATING to health/medicaid

Click here to read the full testimony.

NYPTA's testimony at the Joint Hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance & Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means concerning the SFY 2017-2018 Executive Budget Proposal Relating to Transportation

Click here to read the full testimony.

Analysis of SFY 2017-2018 Executive Budget Funding for Public Transportation

View the updated version of the analysis of the 2017-18 Executive Budget.

2017-18 State Budget - NYPTA Recommendations

View NYPTA's recommendations to improve transit.

2017 Transit Awareness Day

View the Transit Awareness Day Brochure and the TAD Major Discussion Points.

Analysis of SFY 2017-2018 Executive Budget Funding for Public Transportation

On January 18, 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo released his SFY 2016-17 Executive Budget. Click here for the summary and click here for the allocation graph.

NYPTA Sends State Leader Letters Regarding Transportation Network Company Legislation

Read letters sent to State Leaders by NYPTA President Bill Carpenter regarding potential Transportation Network Company legisation.

Click here for the letters.

NYPTA TESTIFIES AT New York State Assembly TRANSPORTATION hearing

NYPTA presented testimony at the New York State Assembly Transportation Hearing.

Click here to read the full testimony.

ANALYSIS OF THE SFY 2016-2017 ENACTED BUDGET 4/4/2016

Read Analysis of the SFY 2016-2017 Enacted Budget here by Bob Zerrillo, Bob Reid and Padraic Bambrick.

Budget Letter to Leaders | 3/16/16

Read Carm Basile and Bill Carpenter's letter to NYS leadership regarding the 2016-17 budget including NYPTA's state funding requests.

Review of one house budgets | 3/12/2016

The New York State Senate and Assembly released their one-house budget bills. The outreach and education efforts by NYPTA and its members have resulted in very positive actions on transit funding in both the Assembly and Senate. Both houses have included increases in transit operating and capital assistance above the Governor’s Executive budget proposal. These budget bills form the basis for negotiation of the final state budget over the next several weeks.

Read the full Review from NYPTA.

2016 Advocacy Day Legislative Packet

NYPTA 2016-17 Budget Recommendations
Parity Funding Pie Chart
Analysis of 16-17 Executive Budget
Public Transit Takes Us There Flier
Transit Means Jobs Flier

NYPTA Testifies at Budget Hearing on Transportation

NYPTA presented testimony at the New York State Legislature's Joint Budget Hearing on Transportation.

Click here to read the full testimony.

Analysis of SFY 2016-17 Executive Budget Funding for Public Transportation

On January 13, 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo released his SFY 2016-17 Executive Budget. The budget contained recommended appropriations for 2016-17 for transit operating and capital aid, and also included a proposed 5-year capital funding program for Non-MTA transit systems, the first multi-year capital program proposal in many years.

Click here to view analysis.

Preliminary Review of Governor’s 2016-17 Executive Budget Proposal

On January 13, the Governor released his 2016-17 executive budget proposal. The proposal includes significant transportation infrastructure investment including increased investment in MTA and upstate transit systems. The proposed transit funding to upstate and suburban downstate transit systems begins to address some of NYPTA’s funding recommendations, but not fully. The proposal also includes reference to a $295 m. 5-year capital program for non-MTA transit systems, the details of which are still being researched.

Click here to view summary of funding propsal in the Governor's budget prepared by Bob Zerrillo, Bob Reid and Padraic Bambrick. Click here to view funding table.

Federal Funding to New York Transit Systems

Ron Epstein of NYSDOT prepared a table showing the estimated federal funding under FAST to each NYS Urbanized Area based on current formulas. The funding is shown for each formula
program: Section 5307/5340, Section 5337 State of Good Repair, and Section 5339 Bus Program. Also shown are state totals for Section 5311 and 5310. See the table.

A second table compares the total 5 year funding to each urbanized area from FAST to 5 years of current funding (at 2015 levels), and shows the amount and percentage increase in funding from FAST. As you may recall, NYPTA's capital needs report assumed flat federal funding at 2015 levels. See the table.

Federal transit funding to NYS urbanized areas grows at different rates based on the amount of funding each area obtains from the various federal programs. Transit systems that receive Section 5337 SGR funding see larger increases in overall funding, as this program grows more than other federal transit programs.

Please contact NYPTA Policy Director Bob Zerrillo (518-491-7212, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions.

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NYPTA Participates in New York State Assembly Transportation Hearing

NYPTA presented testimony in a New York State Assembly hearing on Transportation.

To read the full testimony, click here and/or view it here.

NYPTA 2016-2017 BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS

This document provides an overview of NYPTA's recommendations to the New York State 2016-2017 budget.

Click here to download.

Published: Fall 2015

FIVE YEAR CAPITAL PROGRAM FOR UPSTATE AND DOWNSTATE TRANSIT REPORT

The report documents the critical capital investment needs of transit systems across the state. It presents the infrastructure needs and available statewide resources expected over the next 5 years for transit systems other than those services operated by the MTA. Click on the cover for a copy of the report.

Click here to download.

Published: Fall 2014

ENSURING THE FUTURE OF TRANSIT SERVICE TO UPSTATE COMMUNITIES

This report describes the importance of transit service to upstate communities. It presents a proposed rationale and solution to address the challenges of flat state funding to upstate transit.

Published: Fall 2013

ANALYSIS OF THE SFY 2015-16 EXECUTIVE BUDGET FUNDING FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

FTA ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF $100 MILLION FOR NEW LADDERS OF OPPORTUNITY INITIATIVE

SUMMARY OF 2014 TRANSIT CAPITAL FUNDING - TRANSPORTATION MOU

GOVERNOR CUOMO'S 2014 TAX RELIEF PROPOSAL

REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AWARD HIGHLIGHTS

TAX RELIEF COMMISSION REPORT

NYPTA RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE 2017-18 STATE BUDGET

For Upstate and Downstate Transit Systems, Other Than MTA