NEW TIME: New York Public Transit Says Upstate Being Shortchanged

Press Conference to Underscore Executive Budget Shortfall

ALBANY, NY (03/13/2018) (readMedia)-- With the State Budget due on April 1, the New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA) says changes need to be made to the inadequate funding for public transportation outside of New York City. NYPTA will be joined by lawmakers, other elected local officials, stakeholders and people who choose to ride the bus to work each day at a Capitol press conference to re-emphasize the importance of equitable investment in Upstate New York Transit operations.


New York Public Transit Association


 Press Conference on Public Transit funding shortfall

WHEN: Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 10:30AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: LCA Pressroom
Room 130, Legislative Office Building
Albany, New York 12224

In light of the scheduled moment of silence in honor of the Parkland shooting from 10 to 10:17 a.m., this press conference has been rescheduled to 10:30 a.m.

Confirmed Speakers include:

• Bill Carpenter, CEO, RTS

• Carm Basile, CEO, CDTA

• Johnny Evers, Director of Government Affairs, Business Council of NYS

• Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy

• Senators Joseph Robach and Elaine Phillips

• Assembly Member Amy Paulin

NYPTA members will be meeting with their legislators following the press conference.

The New York Public Transit Association is a not-for-profit association representing more than 40 transit systems across the New York State including the MTA, the largest public transportation system in the nation, the four upstate regional transportation authorities, downstate suburban county bus systems, and transit systems that serve upstate rural communities.