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Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study Requests Public Input

The Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study is required by Federal law to develop a regional long range transportation plan. The plan must look at least 20 years into the future, and be updated no less than every five years. 

Public input is a critical element of the Long Range Plan update. Below is information about three upcoming open house format meetings, as well as an online survey that provides everyone an opportunity to share their insight on how to best invest in the transportation system over the nest 25 years.

Join us as we kick off the update to our long range plan. This is an open house...Drop in for as little or as long as you’d like to discuss transportation issues in your community!

Tuesday, July 7th, 6-8pm
Tioga County Office Building
56 Main Street, Owego, NY

Wednesday, July 8th, 6-8pm
Binghamton Univ. Events Center
4400 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal NY 

Thursday, July 9th, 6-8pm
Town of Dickinson Town Hall
531 Old Front Street, Binghamton, NY

Provide suggestions and input about your community’s transportation needs and priorities today and how those needs and priorities may change in the future.

Please take a few minutes to complete the BMTS Long-Range Plan Update Survey here.

New York State of Health

The second open-enrollment period to select a health insurance plan ended on February 15, 2015. If you missed the open enrollment period for New York State of Health, the official health plan Marketplace, a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is available. Families who had to pay a federal penalty for 2014 and were not aware or had not understood that they would incur a penalty may be able to enroll during the SEP. Those who are eligible to enroll during the SEP must do so by April 30, 2015.

Uninsured Americans (for 2015) will be penalized $325 per person or 2% of their household income, whichever is higher. Households will be penalized for uninsured children (under age 18) at half the adult rate ($162.50). The maximum dollar amount an uninsured family can be penalized is $975.

Quick Facts

  • Those who qualify for Medicaid or Child Health plus can enroll throughout the year.
  • Please note: If you experience a qualifying life event, you can enroll in private insurance outside the open enrollment period.
    • A list of qualifying life events can be found here
  • Please call the Rural Health Network of South Central NY at 607-692-7669 if you have any questions about health insurance or would like to shop, compare, and enroll at our Whitney Point office.

Mobility Management of SCNY Project Receives National Recognition

Mobility Management of South Central New York’s Connection to Care program was recently profiled by the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), a collaborative educational and advocacy resource sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, the Community Transportation Association of America, and the Easter Seals Transportation Group.  Promising Practices in Mobility Management, an NCMM series, highlights  programs from across North America that demonstrate innovation and creativity in their attempt to solve transportation problems utilizing fundamental mobility management concepts.


Connection to Care was selected for its cost-effective utilization of regional, multi-modal, transportation providers, its use of existing protocol, infrastructure, and resources, and its reliance on data supported decision-making.

To read the full article, click here.