NY TRANSIT: ON THE MOVE
NYPTA Radio Spot Seeks State Transit Investment
NYPTA has begun airing radio spots underscoring the need for state lawmakers to increase funding levels for public transit systems in the upcoming state budget. The spots will be airing on the Fred Dicker show on Talk 1300 in Albany, a regular-listen for legislators and government employees. Funding for upstate and downstate transit systems outside of the MTA has been relatively flat for six consecutive state budget cycles, leaving current services, and the public’s demand for even more services, in danger. Click here to listen.
ADA Transit Training Workshops
The New York Public Transit Association, the Transit Training Institute and NYS PTSB present another in its series of regional training programs. This free program will provide information on Federal ADA regulations for transit operations and hands-on training on the use of securement devices and offered in three convenient locations.
This training program is open to one person from an agency. Seating is limited to 20 people at each location. If your agency wants to send more than one person, a waiting list will be established. If the class does not fill up with staff from 20 different agencies, then additional seats will be offered to those on the waiting list a few days prior to the training.
NYPTA Advocates for Transit Funding at Transit Awareness Day
Transit managers, riders, labor and businesses convened on February 3rd 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. Click here for the complete wrap-up.
NYPTA President Carm Basile's SFY 2015-16 Budget Testimony at the Joint Hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance & Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means
Testimony of Carm Basile, Chief Executive Officer, Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA), and President, New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA)
At the Joint Hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance & Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means concerning the SFY 2015-16 Executive Budget Proposal Relating to Transportation, 9:30 AM, Thursday, January 29, 2015, Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY.
Thank you, Chairman Farrell and Chairman DeFrancisco, for giving the New York Public Transit Association the opportunity to submit testimony before this joint session of the Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee regarding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed Executive Budget for SFY 2015-16.
Legislative and Policy Matters
- NYPTA President Carm Basile's SFY 2015-16 Budget Testimony at the Joint Hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance & Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means
- NYPTA's Testimony to the Assembly Standing Committee on Transportation
- 5-Year Capital Plan Tool Kit
- Example of Upstate and Downstate Transit Infrastructure Projects in Next 5 Years
- NYPTA President Carm Basile Calls for Balance in Transit Infrastructure Funding
- Five Year Capital Program for Upstate and Downstate Transit Report
2015 Transit Awareness Day Sponsors & Supporters
Transit Awareness Day T-Shirts
Signage & Posters
ARC of Otsego County
Association Development Group, Inc.
Axion Technologies USA
Capital District Transportation Authority
City of Long Beach
Creighton Manning Engineering
Greater Glens Falls Transit System
GTS Inc. - I/O Controls
The Institute for Human Services Inc.
Johnston & Pulcher Inc.
Luminator Technology Group
Monroe Dial A Bus
The Nevison Group
Newburgh Beacon Bus Corporation
Oswego County Opportunities Inc.
Regional Transit Service
Schenectady County Chapter NYSARC Inc.
Stewart & Stevenson Power
Products, LLC-Atlantic Division
Public Transit Facts
Public transportation saves 37 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually - equivalent to the emissions resulting from the electricity generated for the use of 4.9 million households or every household in Washington, DC; New York City; Atlanta; Denver; and Los Angeles combined.
NYC Transit was the first public agency in the world to have a bus fleet 100 percent accessible to customers who use wheelchairs.
Laid end to end, NYC Transit train tracks would stretch from New York City to Chicago.