NYPTA To Promote Public Transportation During Transit Awareness Day

ALBANY, NY (02/28/2013)(readMedia)-- News from New York Public Transit Association

For more information contact: Bob Zerrillo, 518-491-7212, rzerrillo@nytransit.org, www.nytransit.org

New York Public Transit Association Transit Awareness Day

ALBANY, NY (02/28/2013) -- The New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA) will work to promote public transportation during Transit Awareness Day on Monday, March 4, 2013 in The Well of the Legislative Office Building.

WHAT: Transit Awareness Day

On Monday March 4, representatives from the state's transit agencies, business partners, labor, and riders will come together to meet with lawmakers to gain support for public transit and to emphasize the industry's valuable contribution to the State's economic recovery, development and sustainability. Public transportation is a critical factor in New York State's economic recovery and advancement. Maximizing affordable mobility for all New Yorker's will pay dividends in the future. Public transit contributes to New York State's financial health, with over 70% of all mass transit trips taking residents to and from work. Not only do New York's transit systems directly employ over 75,000 people, their annual multi-billion dollar capital investment programs produce jobs and a powerful economic impact in manufacturing and service business in all regions of the State.

WHEN: Monday March 4, 2013 at 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

12:00 – 12:45pm Invest in Transit Rally (The Well)

1:00 – 4:00pm Film Festival – Runs All Afternoon

1:00 – 4:30pm Legislative Appointments (LOB & Capitol)

4:30 – 6:30pm Legislative Presentation & Reception (The Well)

WHERE: Legislative Office Building

Albany, New York


• Carm Basile, NYPTA President, Master of Ceremonies (CEO, CDTA)

• Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (Invited)

• Thomas F. Prendergast, Interim Executive Director, Metropolitan Transit Authority & President, New York City Transit

• The Honorable David F. Gantt, Chairman, NYS Assembly Committee on Transportation (Invited)

• The Honorable Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chair, NYS Senate, Transportation Committee (Invited)

• Cecil Corbin-Mark, Director of Government Affairs, New York State Transportation Equity Alliance

• John Samuelsen, President, TWU Local 100

• Ray Melleady, VP of Sales, USSC Group

• Maryanne Roberts, Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs, U.S., Bombardier Transportation

• Christopher Boylan, Director, Government and Strategic Partnerships, General Contractors Association of NY


The New York Public Transit Association, Public Transit Systems, Business Partners, Labor, and Riders


Raising Awareness of the Importance of Public Transit

WHEN: Monday March 04, 2013 at 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: 198 State Street
Albany, New York 12210

This event will take place in The Well of the Legislative Office Building