Secretary King on Sales Tax

KDOT secretary warns against seizing sales tax dedicated to roads. Agency works to retain sales tax earmark amid deficits.

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Updates from FTA’s Tribal Transit Program Discretionary Funding Webinar

During the recent Federal Transit Administration Tribal Transit Program Discretionary Funding Webinar last week, the FTA highlighted some important information about the program’s future.

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CATA Board Votes to Rebrand as Rock Region Metro

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) board of directors voted on January 20th to take the steps necessary to rename CATA as the Rock Region Metropolitan Transit Authority and rebrand the fleet color scheme and design. The transition of the name and design will occur in late summer of this year.

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Responses to Question: Passenger Assaults on Bus Operator

SWTA had a request from a transit agency to get ideas about how to handle a problem - “We have a fixed route passenger who assaults bus operators who try to secure her wheelchair.”

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Seeking Nominations: SWTA Legislator of the Year

Last year we honored US Congressman and Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). Many thanks to Dallas Area Rapid Transit for their nomination and assistance in presenting the award to Chairman Sesssions.

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Call for Nominations

Seeking Nominations for the 2015 SWTA Board of Directors.
Do you have someone truly inspiring on your staff or your business team who would enthusiastically serve on the SWTA Board?

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Get Your Super Bowl XLIX Game Plan Ready with Valley Metro’s Special Service

Your guide to enhanced light rail and bus service for Super Bowl XLIX events.

Super Bowl XLIX festivities kick off around the Valley beginning January 24, 2015. Make Valley Metro part of your game plan with special Super Bowl service. Valley Metro will provide a direct connection to all the Super Bowl action with enhanced bus and rail service on game days and for Verizon Super Bowl Central.

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VIA to be Recognized for Response to Wedgwood Apartment Fire

The City Council of Castle Hills recognized VIA Metropolitan Transit for assisting with the evacuation efforts at the recent fire at the Wedgwood Apartments.

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Show off your access!

Has your property gone beyond the minimum requirements of the ADA to provide accessible bus stops/stations or rail stations that enhance independence or integration of riders? Then, Show off your access! And enter our 2015 Contest.

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