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Where Public Transportation Goes, Community Grows


Communities are our most important networks. They’re not just spots on a map, or collections of random people. Communities are places where people share common connections with each other. Our choices on where to live, work, learn, meet, and play grow with the connections we create. And with strong connections come economic opportunities and vibrant communities.

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Response to Request for RFP


In our last newsletter, a SWTA Member asked you for examples of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to have a Transit Development Plan (TDP) created for their city. Here’s what we received.

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SWTA & NMTA offer an Exceptional Training to Honor the 25th Anniversary of the ADA


The goal of this course is to teach transit professionals the legal background of ADA and paratransit requirements and will be offered March 3, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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A Look at the Recent Elections


Transit Initiatives within the SWTA Region.

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Mass Transit Advocates Seek Tax Break Parity


Unless Congress takes action in the lame-duck session, commuters who use mass transit and van pools will continue to get a smaller tax break than the one available to drivers who get a tax break for employer-provided parking.

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FTA Safety Authority & Training Updates


FTA is publishing two important safety messages to update stakeholders on the status of our efforts to implement our new safety regulatory authority.

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FTA Guidance on Corridor Preservation


FTA has published final guidance on the application of a provision of MAP-21 regarding corridor preservation for future transit projects.

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