NY TRANSIT: ON THE MOVE
NYS Senate & Assembly Proposed Budgets for Transit and Infrastructure
Both the New York State Senate and Assembly have released their proposed one-house budgets for the state’s 2015-2016 fiscal year, and both are proposing additional funding for public transit and infrastructure. Governor Cuomo’s state budget proposal saw funding for public transit outside the MTA relatively flat for the sixth consecutive year. You can read NYPTA's breakdown of the Assembly numbers and the Senate numbers.
NYPTA LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Contact your State Senator(s) and Assembly member(s) to request that they support increased transit funding in the state budget.
NYPTA needs the help of all our transit systems, business partners and stakeholders. The State Senate and Assembly are in final preparation of their one house budget bills. It is important to remind all legislators, at this critical time, of the need to increase state transit operating assistance (STOA) and capital funding to upstate and downstate transit systems.
Action: Contact the State Senators and Assembly members whose districts are served by your transit system and urge them to support both increased state transit operating assistance and increased transit capital funding in the 2015-16 state budget.
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.
Legislative and Policy Matters
- NYPTA Summary of Senate 2015-16 Transit Budget
- NYPTA Summary of Assembly 2015-16 Transit Budget
- NYS Senate & Assembly Proposed Budgets for Transit and Infrastructure
- 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
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
USSC Group LLC
Public Transit Facts
For every $1 invested in public transportation, $4 is generated in economic returns.
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.
83 percent of older Americans say that public transit provides easy access to the things they need in everyday life.