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Tolar Manufacturing Company to Supply Transit Shelters and Bus Benches for San Diego Metropolitan

August 23rd, 2016

Tolar Manufacturing Company announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to design and supply transit shelters and advertising benches for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS). Under these contracts 600 shelters and 1,800+ benches are being produced over the next five years and will be installed in communities within the MTS service area.

People Who Move People: The Ladder of Success, Profile of Norm Mineta

August 22nd, 2016

The former Secretary of Transportation, whose parents were first-generation Japanese immigrants known as issei, is telling me the story of his family’s internment. We are sitting at the kitchen table in his home in Edgewater, Maryland. Talking about the searchlights he waves his hand over the table back and forth, as if petting an imaginary cat. “To this day I still think about that,” he says, looking out the window to the South River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.

VIA’s Sustainability Plan Offered Among Best Practices in the Industry

August 9th, 2016

VIA Metropolitan Transit’s sustainable business practices have been held up as a model for environmental stewardship in transit.

EMBARK: Modern Streetcar Brand Strategy Revealed

July 28th, 2016

Oklahoma City— EMBARK unveiled Bermuda Green, Clear Sky Blue and Redbud as the colors for the brand identity of the MAPS 3’s Oklahoma City Streetcar. Three color palettes were revealed to show each of the six streetcars painted with a saturated, tonal color palette.

First Transit Wins First Rail Contract in North America with the Denton County Transportation Author

July 22nd, 2016

First Transit announces that it signed its first rail contract in North America to provide operations and maintenance services for the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) A-train commuter rail line. First Transit is a division of FirstGroup, one of the most experienced rail operators in the United Kingdom.

Funding for Tribal Transit Safety Programs

July 19th, 2016

​A Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for was published in the Federal Register on July 18, 2016. Federally recognized tribes may apply to this grant until September 16, 2016.

Driverless Cars Won’t Make Transit Obsolete

July 14th, 2016

Bryan Mistele, CEO of INRIX, a traffic-information and connected-car company based in Kirkland, has penned a ludicrous non-sequitur in the Seattle Times, arguing that the driverless car of the future will make transit obsolete, and, oh yeah, eliminate traffic congestion.

EMBARK: Facilities Go Tobacco Free

July 14th, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – EMBARK announced that its properties will be tobacco-free beginning August 1. The policy includes all tobacco products: cigarettes, vaping or e-cigarette devices and chewing tobacco. Tobacco will be prohibited at all of EMBARK’s transit stops, shelters, parking facilities, ferry landings, transit facilities and vehicles.

TriMet Observed a Moment of Silence

July 8th, 2016

​In light of the tragic loss of lives in our nation over the last year and with recent events, TriMet will observed a moment of silence at 12 P.M. today, Friday, July 8. They asked all of their buses and trains to stop for one minute in quiet reflection of these tragic events that unfolded.

Gov. Malloy Directs Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of Last Night’s Attack in Dallas

July 8th, 2016

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that, in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama, U.S. and state flags in Connecticut should be lowered to half-staff effective immediately to honor the victims of last night’s attack in Dallas, Texas.

DART Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

July 8th, 2016

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, DART police officer, Brent Thompson was shot and killed by snipers during a protest in downtown Dallas. The following was posted on the DART.org website, Friday, July 8.

VIA’s New VIVA Routes Celebrates the Spirit of San Antonio

July 6th, 2016

Uniquely colorful buses, described as the peacock of the VIA Metropolitan Transit fleet, began rolling on June 6, delivering passengers to some of the most-visited sites in San Antonio, in Texas, and in the world.

DCTA: Celebrating Five Years of A-train Service with Free Rail Day Pass Promotion

June 9th, 2016

LEWISVILLE, TX (June 8, 2016) – The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is celebrating five years of A-train service this year by providing free A-train day passes as a gift to those who want to help celebrate the agency’s 21-commuter rail line’s fifth birthday. The promotional free day pass will only be valid on the A-train on Saturday, June 18. Passengers can ride the A-train free all day by downloading and presenting their free A-train day pass to rail operators.

FTA Releases Asset Management Guide for Small Providers

May 19th, 2016

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the U.S. transit industry are working to improve the understanding and practice of Transit Asset Management (TAM), which is now a national effort.

Round 3, NOFO - Pilot Program Transit Oriented Development

May 3rd, 2016

The Pilot Program for TOD Planning helps support FTA’s mission of improving public transportation for America’s communities by providing funding to local communities to integrate land use and transportation planning with a transit capital investment that will seek funding through the CIG Program.

Mountain Metropolitan Transit and UCCS Team Up To Provide UCCS Rides Free Week!

April 7th, 2016

Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15, all University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) students, faculty and staff will be able to ride Mountain Metropolitan Transit fixed-route buses for free.

Vision Tulsa Passes With 75% Majority

April 6th, 2016

​On April 5th Tulsa voters approved a project which will provide ongoing dedicated funding for public transit services.

San Antonio Selected as One of Nine U.S. Cities for FTA Project

April 6th, 2016

Technical Support Assistance to Focus on Supporting Local Efforts for Transit-Oriented Development

Apply Now for $5.3 Million Funding Opportunity to Improve Mobility Focused on Healthcare

April 4th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s FederalTransit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $5.3 million in competitive grant funds to improve public transportation options that increase access to healthcare for those who lack good transportation choices.

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $266 Million Funding Opportunity

April 4th, 2016
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $266 Million Funding Opportunity to Improve Bus Service Nationwide

Member Response: Bus Driver Evaluation

March 25th, 2016

What makes SWTA special? It’s members! Why? Because they’re eager to share knowledge. Need a question answered?

VIA Metropolitan: Operators Take Vision Zero Pledge to Uphold Safety Standards

March 25th, 2016

VIA Metropolitan Transit partnered with San Antonio District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales and Vision Zero San Antonio to expand the ongoing “VIAware: Stop, Look and Listen” campaign launched in January. Gonzales administered the Vision Zero Safety Pledge to VIA operators and staff as part of the City of San Antonio’s communitywide safe roadways campaign.

Capital Metro: RideShare Program Breaks Record with 200 Vanpools

March 25th, 2016

​Capital Metro’s RideShare program achieved an important milestone in February: accomplishing a record-breaking 200 vanpools—the highest number of participating employer groups in the agency’s history. In the last two years, membership has doubled since the program’s expansion allowing out-of-service-area commuters to participate. The most recent vanpool group member is made up of employees from Intel Corporation.

Smart Growth America: Safer Streets, Stronger Economies

March 23rd, 2016

What do communities get for their investments in Complete Streets? In this study of 37 projects, Smart Growth America found that Complete Streets projects tended to improve safety for everyone, increased biking and walking, and showed a mix of increases and decreases in automobile traffic, depending in part on the project goal. Compared to conventional transportation projects, these projects were remarkably affordable, and were an inexpensive way to achieve transportation goals. In terms of economic returns, the limited data available suggests Complete Streets projects were related to broader economic gains like increased employment and higher property values.

Rural Transit Agencies: Apply Now for 2016 FTA Administrator’s Award

March 22nd, 2016

Any local rural transit provider receiving assistance under Section 5311 may be nominated for FTA’s Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Public Service. Transit providers will be judged on their success in improving the mobility of Americans in rural areas and providing better access to jobs, health care, and other community services. Nominations must address how transit systems create connections for riders, particularly in low-income communities, as well as veterans, seniors, youths, and disadvantaged populations.

DCTA: Launch New Connect Shuttle & Community On-Demand Pilot Services in Highland Village

March 22nd, 2016

On Monday, April 4, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will launch two new pilot transit services in the City of Highland Village – Connect Shuttle and Community On-Demand. Both new services will provide more options for people to travel within Highland Village and connect to other DCTA services such as the A-train commuter rail, Lewisville Connect Bus and North Central Texas College (NCTC) campus shuttle. With the addition of the new services, DCTA will discontinue its current Connect RSVP service.

Capital Metro Board Approves Plaza Saltillo Development Agreement

March 22nd, 2016

Yesterday the Capital Metro board of directors approved the master development agreement between the transit authority and the Endeavor/Columbus team to develop the 10-acre Plaza Saltillo District into one of Central Texas’ premier transit oriented developments, a mixed-use, mixed-mobility community in East Austin.

Cal Marsella, Father of Fastracks, Died March 19, 2016

March 21st, 2016

Cal Marsella is the reason Colorado and RTD became a part of the SWTA Nation. We mourn this loss of this transit giant and pray God’s peace for his family and friends.

Valley Metro: Expands Safe Place at Three New Light Rail Stations in Phoenix

March 21st, 2016

With the opening of the Northwest Extension on March 19, Valley Metro designated three new light rail stations as safe places for teenagers that are homeless, have left their homes because of abuse or neglect or have been forced to leave by their parents.

Valley Metro: Three New Miles of Valley Metro Rail Service Arrives in Phoenix

March 21st, 2016

The Northwest Extension opened today to more than 2,100 riders who rode the new service on 19th Avenue between Bethany Home and Dunlap avenues in north Phoenix.

EMBARK Takes Top Honors at 2016 OTA Awards

March 17th, 2016

EMBARK was recently recognized among regional transit systems by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Oklahoma Transit Association (OTA). The awards recognize contributions in building, promoting and advocating for better transit systems.

NAIPTA Launches Two New Vanpools with North Country Healthcare

March 17th, 2016

North Country HealthCare is the first employer to sign up for the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority’s (NAIPTA) new commuter vanpool program.

Veterans Can Now Ride Free on NCRTD Premium Fare-Based Routes

March 8th, 2016

While riding on 19 of the NCRTD’s bus routes remains fare-free to all, veterans can now ride free on the District’s fare-based Mountain Trail route to Ski Santa Fe and the weekend Taos Express which offers express service between Taos, Española and Santa Fe, as well as two demand service routes.

Comedy in Transit Josh Blue Unplugged

February 9th, 2016

As funny as he is, he’s also frank. He centers much of his self-deprecating act around his disability. He aims to break down stereotypes one laugh at time.

VIA Board Elects 2016 Officers

January 29th, 2016

The VIA Metropolitan Transit Board of Trustees elected two officers at their Jan. 26, 2016 meeting: Stephen P. Allison as the vice chair and Lester Bryant as the secretary.

Louisville Weather Emergency

January 21st, 2016

Severe weather may impact shipments from MCI’s Louisville parts distribution center.

NAIPTA named a Silver Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM by the League of American Bicyclists

December 21st, 2015

The League of American Bicyclists recognized the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) award, joining more than 1,090 visionary businesses from across the country.

President Signs FAST Act Into Law

December 5th, 2015

President Obama signed into law the FAST Act(Fixing America’s Surface Transportation), H.R. 22. There was no ceremony and no fanfare - just a simple statement from the White House that the President had signed the bill (which followed a presidential statement from earlier yesterday morning saying that the bill was “not perfect, but it is a commonsense compromise, and an important first step in the right direction”). The text of the enrolled bill as signed into law is here.

DCTA: Signed One-Year Contract for Demand-Response Transit Services

December 3rd, 2015

The City of Frisco and Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) have signed a one-year agreement for DCTA to provide curb-to-curb demand-response transit service for eligible passengers for trips originating within Frisco’s incorporated limits to destinations located in Frisco, McKinney and Allen. Terms of the contract include one year of service with an optional one-year extension upon approval by the City of Frisco and DCTA.

Mountain Metropolitan Transit: Adding New Buses to Fleet

December 2nd, 2015

Mountain Metropolitan Transit has received six new fixed-route buses. Four of the buses will replace aging, high-mileage buses and two buses are additions, bringing the total fixed-route fleet to 45. The buses will be put into service by year-end following a final inspection and licensing.

DBE Reports are Due!

November 30th, 2015

Semi-annual DBE reports are still due by December 1, 2015

VIA: Centro Plaza Celebrated in Dedication Ceremony

November 25th, 2015

VIA Metropolitan Transit, the region’s public transportation provider, held a dedication event on Friday, November 20, to mark the completion of Centro Plaza at VIA Villa, the agency’s newest transit hub. The ceremony included the recitation of an original poem by 2015 Texas State Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla, Ph.D.

Topeka: Remember Rosa Parks

November 25th, 2015

A 2 minute video sharing about our Remember Rosa events in Topeka.

Capital Metro Receives National Recognition for Enhancing the Rider Experience

November 25th, 2015

Capital Metro’s innovative use of technology and the creation of unique maps and other materials that make riding even easier, have resulted in several recent award wins and other high-profile acknowledgments for the agency.

Former FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff, New CEO for Sound Transit

November 19th, 2015

Sound Transit board will vote Thursday to make Peter Rogoff, former head of the Federal Transit Administration, its new chief executive officer.

Honoring the Sacrifice of Veterans

November 11th, 2015

Many Thanks to our Veterans

YCAT: 4th Annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive

November 5th, 2015

Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (YCIPTA) and Yuma Community Food Bank will partner on holding the 4th Stuff the Bus food drive to drive away hunger in Yuma County. Starting on Monday, November 9, 2015 through Saturday, December 19, 2015, any time someone brings a non-perishable food donation on board a Yuma County Area Transit (YCAT) bus, a free ride would be provided.

City of Jonesboro: Grand Opening, JET Regional Transfer Center

November 4th, 2015

​City of Jonesboro, AR is now using the recently completed JET Regional Transfer Center.

OKC Transit Gets Smarter

October 15th, 2015

EMBARK Adds Wi-Fi to Buses and Launches Open Data Portal

Star Transit: Joins National Celebration, Customer Service Week

October 12th, 2015

STAR Transit joined hundreds of companies in recognizing their customer service teams during Customer Service Week which took place October 5 – 9, 2015. STAR Transit partnered with CSWeek.com to celebrate the contributions of customer service professionals worldwide.

EMBARK: Scroggins Honored in National Top 40 List

October 12th, 2015

Mass Transit Honors Professionals Who Have Contributed to the Transit Industry

Capital Metro Creates New “Urban Adventures” to Explore on MetroRapid

October 12th, 2015

As part of a new initiative to help fight congestion on city streets, and create awareness and appeal for taking transit,Capital Metro has created five “urban adventures” people can take using MetroRapid to some of Austin’s hottest locales.

Congress Passes Continuing Resolution - Federal Government to Stay Open

September 30th, 2015

​CR allows Federal Government to stay open through December 11, 2015

Topeka Metro hopes to bring Topekans together with new Rosa Parks bus

September 24th, 2015

A Topeka Metro bus was getting a makeover Monday in an effort to bring Topekans together.

SWTA Press Release: Spotlight Award Winner for Transit Marketing Excellence

September 23rd, 2015

The South West Transit Association (SWTA) announced its 26TH Annual Spotlight Award winners during the Transit Marketing Workshop held at Beaver Run Conference Center, Breckenridge, Colorado.

VIA: Honored by City of San Antonio for Promoting Healthy Eating Habits

September 23rd, 2015

he Mayor’s Fitness Council has recognized VIA Metropolitan Transit with a second place award in the Veg Out SA! Employer-Based Challenge. This city-wide competition encouraged local employers to promote healthier foods at their worksites.

Agreement Reached Between Sun Tran and Teamsters

September 23rd, 2015

Sun Tran officials and Teamsters Local 104 have settled a new contract. Union members ratified the contract this evening.

Cottonwood Area Transit Will Be Changing Fare Structure beginning October 1st

September 17th, 2015

Cottonwood Area Transit Will Be Changing Fare Structure beginning October 1, To Provide Reduced Fares For Veterans

Tulsa Transit: The Loop

September 3rd, 2015

Tulsa Transit took a retired 2004 35’ transit bus and gave it a complete makeover inside and out. The exterior looks like a space ship and the interior is a mobile disco with laser lights and big sound system.

VIA: Expands WiFi Connections

September 1st, 2015

Becomes First Large Public Transportation Provider In the Nation to Offer WiFi Throughout Its Fleet and Facilities

Capital Metro: Building Next Generation App with High-Tech Transit Tools

September 1st, 2015

Capital Metro announced Tuesday, September 1, that it will launch an enhanced version of its successful mobile app by mid-2016 that will give riders more advanced and integrated tools to plan their trips. The agency is partnering on the effort with Bytemark, Inc., which developed the CapMetro mobile ticketing app.

Phoenix, Arizona: Celebrating a WIN for Transportation

August 26th, 2015

Phoenix voters cast a vote for their city’s future today by saying yes to a transportation plan that will expand their light rail system and bus service, improve streets, create more bike lanes, decrease congestion and pollution and boost economic development.

FTA: Announces Proposed Rule to Establish New Safety Program for Transit Industry

August 25th, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a proposed rule to establish a Public Transportation Safety Program under FTA’s new safety oversight authority established by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The proposed rule would create an overall framework for FTA to monitor, oversee and enforce safety in the public transit industry, and is based on the principles and practices of Safety Management Systems (SMS).

VIA: Touchable art displayed in celebration of the ADA

August 25th, 2015

As a public transportation company, VIA Metropolitan Transit’s business is all about providing the community with an efficient, reliable, and cost-effective service. In July and August 2015, VIA also provided connections to a new world of art appreciation by focusing on a multi-sensory experience unlike any other. Enter “The Color of Blind.”

VIA: Donates Fans to Project Cool

August 25th, 2015

With temperatures anticipated to hit 100 degrees next week, the heat shows no signs of subsiding. In order to help ensure our residents stay cool, employees of VIA Metropolitan Transit are contributing 20” box fans to support the City’s San Antonio Fire Department’s (SAFD) Project Cool.

Valley Metro CEO Named to International Public Transportation Policy Board

August 11th, 2015

Stephen Banta, chief executive officer of Valley Metro, has been selected to represent the United States and North America in a leadership position for a prominent international public transportation association.

Bus Shelters at No Charge from The City of Santa Fe

August 7th, 2015

​The City of Santa Fe - Transit Division has some shelters available at no charge for anyone interested. Pictures of Shelters below.

Celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

August 3rd, 2015

See how the SWTA Nation celebrated.

In Memory of John Valerio

July 20th, 2015

The Division of Transit & Rail at CDOT is sad to announce the passing of John Valerio at the age of 50. John died peacefully in the presence of loved ones at the Denver Hospice Center, on June 28, 2015, following a lengthy illness.

National RTAP: Oversized Wheeled Mobility Devices Technical Brief

July 20th, 2015

New National RTAP Tech Brief Evaluates Some Strategies on How to Safely Secure and Transport Passengers with Large and/or Heavy Wheeled Mobility Devices. National RTAP’s newest technical brief, Oversized Wheeled Mobility Devices, gives you the information you need to be informed about the ADA requirements related to large and/or heavy wheelchairs and the revised ADA wheelchair definition.

This new resource from National RTAP includes recommended strategies and resources that can help rural and tribal transit agencies to safely secure and transport passengers with very large and/or heavy wheeled mobility devices or when the combined weight of the passenger and chair exceeds the rated lift.

The T Appoints Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance

July 20th, 2015

Monica C. Fowler was appointed T Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance on July 1, 2015. Previously she was Assistant Vice President of Finance for the T. She oversees all financial activities including budgeting, financial planning, investments, and general accounting for The T.

Sunlink: Celebrates First Anniversary

July 14th, 2015

On Saturday, July 25, Sun Link will celebrate one year in service. In celebration of the streetcar’s first anniversary, Friends of Tucson Streetcar, Tucson Medical Center and Tucson Electric Power will sponsor free rides on Sun Link.

VIA Vice President Receives United Way Volunteer of the Year Award

July 7th, 2015

The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has presented the Corporate-Individual Volunteer of the Year award to Marcus Peoples, VIA Metropolitan Transit’s Vice President of Human Resources, for his volunteerism throughout the community and his efforts to raise funds for the charitable organization.

The SWTA Nation Celebrates National Dump the Pump Day

June 30th, 2015

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and take them where they need to go, instead of driving a car.

Do you have a story to share? Please send to Elise Snoddy (esnoddy@swta.org).

Agencies across the SWTA Nation celebrated national Dump the Pump Day. See quotes from across the region:

Black River Area Development Public Transit Celebrating 40th Anniversary

June 26th, 2015

​In 1975, Black River Area Development Corporation started a Public Transportation Program to provide bus services to the public in Randolph, Clay and Lawrence counties. This program received National Model Project recognition. Public Transit’s funding to provide these services comes through the Federal Transit Administration and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. BRAD consistently strives for outstanding passenger safety and drivers are trained and updated regularly on the latest in transit safety issues. The bus facility, located at 1610 Old County Road, has been improved and updated over the last few years to ensure buses are in excellence operating condition.

Core Values: Why American Companies are Moving Downtown

June 19th, 2015

Hundreds of companies across the United States are moving to and investing in walkable downtown locations. As job migration shifts towards cities and as commercial real estate values climb in these places, a vanguard of American companies are building and expanding in walkable downtown neighborhoods.

SWTA Training Menu

June 18th, 2015

​Training options available to transit agencies targeted toward people within the SWTA Nation.

APTA Sponsored Dump the Pump Day

June 18th, 2015

​How are you participating in Dump the Pump Day? Share your success stories with SWTA (esnoddy@swta.org).

Transportation and Arizona

May 19th, 2015

In 2009, the 94th Arizona Town Hall on Transportation recognized that transportation in its most elemental form involves the movement of people and goods from one place to another. The transportation systems of today are interwoven with the fundamental characteristics of our modern society into something far more complex and multifaceted. These systems affect and are affected by our lifestyles, health, families, jobs, education, housing, economy, and the environment.

AzTA Board Appoints New Executive Director

May 12th, 2015

The Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) Board of Directors appointed Becky Miller as the Association’s new Executive Director yesterday at the Board’s monthly meeting. Katrina Heineking, President of AzTA, speaking after the meeting said, “We are extremely proud to promote Becky to the position of Executive Director. She has been with the Association since 2005, and has been integral to the growth and influence of our organization. We are very excited about the future of AzTA under her leadership.”

Ozark Regional Transit gets compressed natural gas buses

May 12th, 2015

The authority recently invested in four buses that operate on compressed natural gas, said Joel Gardner, executive director. The transit agency received the buses last week.

CARTS VMC Grand Opening

May 7th, 2015
“Thank you to everyone who came out to support CARTS at our Grand Opening Ceremony for the 1st Phase of the Lee Dildy Operations Complex, the Vehicle Maintenance Center. We were so happy to have you there. We would also like to send a special thanks to those who participated in our program and to our project partners.”

ABQ Ride Drivers: You’ve Come a Long Way

April 22nd, 2015

ABQ RIDE may be celebrating a golden anniversary in 2015, but the department’s roots actually go back 87 years. That’s when the department’s forerunner, the privately-owned Albuquerque Bus Company first began service. On Jan. 1, 1928, buses that only days before had been plying the streets of Casper, Wyoming were now providing Albuquerque with regular bus service.

Stand Up 4 Transportation: Phoenix

April 22nd, 2015

Governor Doug Ducey proclaims April 9 as Stand Up 4 Transportation Day in Arizona. Arizona is part of a national movement that emphasizes the critical need of federal dollars for local transportation projects.

Capital Metro Celebrates 30 Years Of Service

April 22nd, 2015

Capital Metro is celebrating 30 years of service to Austin and surrounding communities around Central Texas this year. Founded in July 1985, the agency has led the way in bringing better transit options and mobility to the rapidly growing region through its partnerships with the city, community and other transportation providers, and also through its pursuit, and wins, of tens of millions of dollars in state and federal funds that have allowed it to expand service offering to the public.

FTA State of Good Repair Roundtable June 3, 2015

April 17th, 2015

The Fifth FTA State of Good Repair Roundtable meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado, on June 3, 2015.

See How SWTA Celebrated Stand Up 4 Transportation Day

April 13th, 2015

Stand Up 4 Transportation:
SWTA Nation Scrapbook

Stand Up 4 Transportation: RTD

April 13th, 2015

Colorado governor has officially proclaimed April 9 as Stand Up for Transportation day.

Stand Up 4 Transportation: NCRTD

April 13th, 2015

​The North Central Regional Transit District joined more than 240 organizations and community groups throughout the U.S. to call for action as expiration of the Federal Transportation Bill approaches on May 31.

Stand Up 4 Transportation: Valley Metro

April 13th, 2015

​Governor Doug Ducey Declared April 9th Stand Up 4 Transportation Day in Arizona

Stand Up 4 Transportation: VIA Metropolitan Transit

April 8th, 2015

VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio will co-host “Stand Up for Transportation Day,” a national event to call attention to the importance of infrastructure investment and the need for a long-term federal transportation reauthorization. The City of San Antonio, SAMCo, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will join VIA in hosting “Stand Up for Transportation Day.” With the future of funding for America’s public transportation, highways, and bridges on the line, transportation and community leaders from across the country will unite the voices of 260 participating organizations in communities across the country to focus on the importance of passing a long-term, federal transportation bill.

Stand Up 4 Transportation: Colorado Springs

April 7th, 2015

Event in Colorado Springs to focus on addressing transportation needs and highlight upcoming signature projects

Stand Up 4 Transportation: Los Alamos County

April 7th, 2015

​Proclamation

Advocacy Makeover Online Training Sessions and Resources

April 7th, 2015

​Resources for telling your transit story, talking with elected officials, getting the appointment and more with confidence and professionalism.

The T Appoints Vice President of Operations and Maintenance

April 6th, 2015

Shawn M. Donaghy has been appointed Vice President of Operations and Maintenance of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) to direct and coordinate The T’s day-to-day Bus Operations, Mobility Impaired Services (MITS), Maintenance and Security functions. He will report to The T’s President Paul Ballard.

Stand Up 4 Transportation: YCAT

April 6th, 2015

April 9, 2015 is Stand Up 4 Transportation Day. The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (YCIPTA) and transit systems nationwide are strongly urging the U.S. Congress to enact a new multi-year authorization bill that provides dedicated funding and ensures the future growth of the federal transit program.

Stand Up 4 Transportation: Cottonwood Area Transit

March 31st, 2015

Communities Across the Nation Unite to Emphasize Need for Long-term Investment in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure before Expiration of Federal Transportation Bill on May 31.

Capital Metro Hits Record-Breaking Ridership During SXSW

March 30th, 2015

After ten days of extended service to accommodate the estimated 70,000 in attendance for SXSW 2015, Capital Metro reports it had record-breaking ridership on its buses and trains from March 13-22.

Poetry on the Move

March 30th, 2015

Poetry to Grace VIA Buses Throughout National Poetry Month

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SWTA 2016 Transit Marketing & Spotlight Awards

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Introduction to Travel Training Workshop

Sep 27 – Sep 29
Flagstaff, AZ $300
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Call for Presentation Abstracts: 2017 SWTA Freedom Through Transit Annual Conference

Oct 3
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ATA Public Transportation Conference

Oct 10 – Oct 12
Rogers, Arkansas
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SWTA Maintenance Directors Forum

Oct 13 – Oct 14
Little Rock, AR
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Louisiana Public Transportation Association Conference

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