NY TRANSIT: ON THE MOVE
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.
Analysis of the SFY 2015-16 Executive Budget Funding for Public Transportation
On January 21, 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo released his SFY 2015-16 Executive Budget. Read NYPTA Policy Director Bob Zerillo's analysis here.
New York Transit Systems Urge Statewide Plan to Fund Infrastructure Vital To Economic Growth
The New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA) is urging state leaders to create a capital program to ensure transit systems across the state can continue to spur economic growth, serve an increasing number of riders, improve environmental efficiency and support New York businesses.
Register for Transit Awareness Day
This pro-transit event will include an Invest in Transit rally, meetings with lawmakers, a legislative reception, and Transit Means Business displays in The Well of NYS Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Albany. NYPTA is pleased to once again partner with the NYS Transportation Equity Alliance (NYSTEA) as well as several transit unions throughout the state to come together and present a unified voice to communicate the importance of a strong state investment in public transportation. Click here for more information.
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
American Seating Company
ARC of Otsego County
Association Development Group, Inc.
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
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
Americans living in areas served by public transportation save 796 million hours in travel time annually.
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.
NYC Transit - with 468 subway stations - has only 60 fewer stations than the combined total of all other subway systems in the country.