NY TRANSIT: ON THE MOVE
NYPTA's Year in Review
As we work and prepare for 2014, it's also a great time to look back at our progress over this past year. Please flip through our brief Year in Review which highlights some of our major accomplishments and, in many ways, sets the stage for our important work ahead.
Ensuring the Future of Transit Service to Upstate Communities
A Proposed Rationale and Solution to Address the Challenges of Flat State Funding to Upstate Transit
- Describes the importance of transit services to the upstate community
- Answers the question of, "Why Invest in Transit?"
- Explains how transit helps itself
- Discusses the structural issue with upstate funding
- Puts forth a recommendation
- Cautions on the consequences of not acting
- Showcases the investment in public transit - a commitment to mobility, quality of life, building a stronger economy, reducing congestion, and improving the quality of air - in numbers
NYPTA's Call to Action - NYPTA members are meeting with local legislators this fall to engage decision makers in a solution-driven discussion on the upstate funding structural issue and to gain widespread support for a long-term solution.
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Governor Announces $48 Million in Grants for Transportation Upgrades
On September 19 NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $48 million in grants for transportation upgrades to leverage $80 million in federal, state and local funding. The funding is part of the Governor’s Transit and Aviation Capital Grants programs and the Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program, and includes $21 million in Transit Capital Grants to 14 municipalities and transportation authorities. In addition to upgrades to existing facilities and equipment, the grants are expected to put 50 new clean fueled buses on the road. To read the full press release and view a list of grants, click here.
Legislative and Policy Matters
Public Transit Facts
Almost 60 percent of people who ride public transit are commuting to and from work.
New York City buses do not accept paper money because NYC Transit uses giant vacuum hoses to empty fareboxes, a process that would shred bills.
Laid end to end, NYC Transit train tracks would stretch from New York City to Chicago.