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EXPO 2014

EXPO 2014, June 8-13, St. Paul, Minn.The annual Community Transportation EXPO is your chance to join colleagues from around the nation in a setting dedicated to fresh ideas, innovative products and services, networking and learning. The official site for the 2014 Twin Cities EXPO is now live, including registration. Check in regularly for updates on the nation's most important community and public transportation conference.

CTAA's Reauthorization Recommendations

Reauthorization Central: MAP-21Our Association's priorities build on a series of meetings, discussions and deliberations over the last year that have identified ways MAP-21 reauthorization can help our nation meet its mobility challenges and make sure our nation is the world leader in community and public transportation and in the industries required to strengthen our economy and create opportunity.

Now Live: FTA Section 5310 Online Dialogue

On Monday, March 31, Easter Seals Project ACTION began an FTA National Online Dialogue designed to gather input on proposed Section 5310 (Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities) grant performance measures. The dialogue will run from March 31 to April 18. FTA will use the information to make decisions about future investment and policies related to Section 5310 providers.

The CT Podcast

CT PodcastThe CT Podcast covers the community and public transit field, featuring interviews with a wide variety of transit professionals discussing new ideas, key topics, breaking news and much more with DigitalCT's Scott Bogren.

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The Latest Edition of Fast Mail

Fast Mail is the newsletter of the Community Transportation industry. It is a bi-monthly compilation of the latest news and updates from the industry with timely information, resources, and announcements to our members, colleagues and friends.


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PASS Training is Now Available Online!

The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) is excited to announce PASS Basic, the online alternative to its passenger assistance training. Simply by going to you can access the virtual classroom experience through six audio/visual modules which will prepare your drivers to attend the hands-on aspect of PASS training and attain full PASS driver certification.

Medical Transportation: NEMT Document

CTAA Releases Important NEMT Document

The Community Transportation Association of America has released an important resource that documents how Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) saves lives and money. Medicaid's transportation program is the lifeblood of our nation's publicly funded healthcare system, allowing our most vulnerable families to access critical medical services. At the same time, the Medicaid NEMT program reduces the financial burden on state governments by avoiding unnecessary emergency room visits, ambulance transportation and extended hospital stays.

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Ahead of the Curve: CTAA's Safety Training Programs Lead the Way

For community and public transportation operators safety has always been the priority. Recent action by the Congress to include new transit safety requirements in the latest surface transportation law reinforces this industry-wide commitment. To help transit agencies further meet their system safety goals and come into compliance with the forthcoming federal transit guidelines, CTAA has launched the Community Transportation Safety and Security Accreditation (CTSSA) program.

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The Insurance Store at CTAA

As part of what we do, we try not just to represent our members in Washington, but we also try to help them and part of our help is to try to make complicated parts of our business simpler and better. One of the greatest challenges for all parts of our membership is insurance protection, a subject that is made more difficult because our membership base is so diverse. The Insurance Store at CTAA is our way of helping with the complicated insurance situation. Our store has the ability to match products in the insurance world with the individual needs of our members. Whether you're a governmental agency, a nonprofit corporation or a small business, the insurance Store can be your one-stop resource on all insurance needs and services.

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Transportation to Work Toolkit for the Business Community: Get Started

First and foremost among many Americans' daily transportation needs is getting to and from work. Accessible, reliable, and affordable transportation is key to maintaining employment and thus a critical component of America's economic recovery. Furthermore, for members of the community with specialized transit needs, such as people with disabilities, older workers, youth, and low-income earners, such transportation is the link that actually makes employment possible.

The Transportation Toolkit for the Business Community gives businesses the information they need now to assist their employees in achieving a timely, cost-efficient commute that promotes productivity and job satisfaction. Explore the toolkit's flyers, fact sheets, resources and examples of transportation initiatives undertaken by employers nationwide. Each approach is straightforward to launch and simple to manage.

Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America

Webinar Recording: Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America

Using transit investments, rural America is creating stronger and healthier communities. This Webinar gave us an overview of the recent report "Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America" as well as case studies of transit investments.

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The Rural Transit Reality

The collected articles and stories in this edition of Community Transportation highlight not only the factors driving fundamental changes in rural public transportation, but also what the new rural transit reality looks like. And there are more such examples, in every state and perhaps the community you call home. Perhaps the best that can be said of rural transit is that it is always changing, revitalizing itself as it seeks to meet the demands of the rural marketplace.

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge: Making Community and Public Transit the Best Alternative for Medical Transportation

Today there is never-before-seen complexity in the non-emergency medical transportation field. Limited funding combined with growing patient loads has states seeking intermediaries that can control costs through competition.

Community and public transportation providers must become efficient, safe, cost-effective and accountable to maintain these important medical transportation services. The Community Transportation Association, in response to requests from its members, is introducing a new initiative this fall -- the Competitive Edge -- which will give community and public transit providers the tools, resources and benefits they need to make them central players in this new medical transportation environment.

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