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USDOT: How to Compete for TIGER Discretionary Grants


For the 2015 TIGER round, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. These webinars are a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants. More Information

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Stand Up 4 Transportation Day


GET INVOLVED!

See Phil Washington speak about Stand Up 4 Transportation!

Join transit agencies across the nation as they come together on April 9th to Stand Up 4 Transportation.

Infrastructure makes the United States an attractive place for businesses to operate and for people to live. Let’s collaborate and highlight the nation’s need for public investment at the federal level.

Involve your local legislators, show them your community’s needs and priorities. Invite them to see the impacts first hand or write letters to congress to share the importance of transit support - in American cities, suburbs, and rural communities. Highlight and advocate the need for a long-term, sustainable, and reliable federal transportation funding bill.

Most importantly be a voice, be an advocate, be HEARD!

Are YOU part of the social media Thunderclap? Check it out HERE.

Find APTA’s Resources HERE

The SWTA Nation is Standing Up 4 Transportation

Ideas from Across the Nation: Unity Parade & Rally (RTD), Signature Bus Tour (RTD), Free Rides (CAT), Mayor Proclamation (YCAT, Los Alamos County), Letters to Congress Signing Party (CATA), Tweets & Facebook Posts (APTA), Free Rides & Parade (YCAT), Invitation of Local, State and Federal Officials (CART)

Partners from the SWTA Nation: AECOM, American Seating, Architect for Life PC, Arizona Transit Association, BAE Systems, Burns Group, Capital Metro, Central Arkansas Transit Authority, Citibus, City of Boulder, City of Pueblo, CityLink, Cleveland Area Rapid Transit, Clever Devices, Colorado Springs, COMTO-Houston Chapter, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, Cottonwood Area Transit, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Denton County, Transportation Authority, Dikita Engineering, Embark, First Transit, Fort Worth Transportation Authority, Get America to Work, Getting America to Work, HDR, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Kansas Public Transit Association, Keolis, North American, Los Alamos County, LTK Engineering Services, Luminator, Maintenance Design Group, McDonald Transit Associates, Inc., Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County, Motor Coach Industries, Mountain Line Transit Authority, National Express Transit, New Flyer, North Central Regional Transit District, Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation, Authority (NAIPTA), Novabus, Oklahoma Transit Association, Olivier, Inc., Paragon Project Resources, Regional Transportation District Denver, Ride New Orleans, RNL Design, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, Route Match Software, Santa Fe Trails, South West Transit Association, Sportran, Star Transit, The City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Transdev, Transportation Advocacy Group-Houston, TransTrack Systems, Inc., University of Oklahoma - Cleveland Area Rapid Transit, USSC Group, Valley Metro, Valley Transit, Vapor Bus International and Ricon Corporation, VIA Metropolitan Transit, Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation

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USDOT: How to Compete for TIGER Discretionary Grants


For the 2015 TIGER round, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. These webinars are a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants.

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USDOT: Preparing a Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA)


For the 2015 TIGER round, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. These webinars are a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants.

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2015 New Mexico Transit Road-eo


Calling all drivers and judges!

The 2015 New Mexico Transit Road-eo is quickly approaching.

The Road-eo will be held at the Isleta Hotel in Isleta, NM (just south of Albuquerque).

Road-eo dates are:

  • Saturday, April 25th, 2015 Bus/Van Road-eo
  • Sunday, April 26th, 2015 Large Bus Road-eo

Registration Packets are attached to this email. Please register for the Road-eo by April 1st, 2015!

Hotel Information:

  • NMTA Room Rate - $99.00 (Friday, April 24th, 2015 – Sunday, April 26th, 2015) Double or Single

Reservations can be made by calling (877) 747-5382 or (505) 848-1999. Follow the prompted questions to make a new reservation, and give the agent the code: NMT0415 to receive the NMTA special rate. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, March 25th, 2015, to receive the NMTA special rate.

If you are able to judge, please let Melissa Drake (melissa.lucero.drake@gmail.com) know. This is always a need and your assistance is greatly appreciated.

NMTA has several opportunities throughout the year for our vendors to have the opportunity to meet New Mexico agencies. These opportunities include quarterly training sessions, the annual conference and the Road-eo. As many of you may recall NMTA will be hosting the Annual New Mexico Transit Road-eo next month. The Road-eo will be held at the Isleta Hotel in Isleta, NM (just south of Albuquerque).

The 2015 New Mexico Transit Road-eo is a great opportunity for our vendors to meet several of our transit agencies. Attached to this email you will find a Vendor Packet. Please note the sponsorship opportunities available. In addition to sponsorship opportunities, you can also assist as a Road-eo judge.

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USDOT: How to Compete for TIGER Discretionary Grants


For the 2015 TIGER round, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. These webinars are a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants.

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10th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Conference


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is hosting the 10th Annual Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference on April 28-30, 2015.

This FREE three-day Conference will provide attendees with a solid background on 49 CFR Part 40 (Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs) and 49 CFR Part 655 (Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operators). The Conference will be an exceptional opportunity for those both new and old to the transit industry with sessions tailored to both groups.

Speakers and Industry Experts:
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
- Office of the Secretary’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC)
- US DOT/Volpe Drug and Alcohol Program Staff
- Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- FTA Drug and Alcohol Auditors
- Medical Review Officer (MRO)
- Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
- Third Party Administrator (TPA)

Resources:
- Examples of Various Adulterants (substitutions and ways to beat a test)
- FTA Drug and Alcohol FREE Publications
- Policy Reviews
- Meet the Experts from OST, FTA, FMCSA and more…

Networking Opportunities!
- Networking sessions for employers of large, medium/small and rural systems on Day 1
- Peer Networking Session

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