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EXPO 2016

EXPO 2016, May 22-27, Portland, Ore.Always regarded as among the nation's most innovative communities, Portland, Ore., is a natural setting for our 28th annual EXPO. Beyond it's robust and diverse set of mobility options, Portland embraces concepts fundamental to community and public transportation: flexibility, responsiveness, scalability and efficiency. Come experience Innovation In Action at EXPO 2016, May 22-27.

Survey: Apprenticeship Bus Maintenance Training Needs

The Community Transportation Association of America is working with the Transportation Learning Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public transportation at the national level and within local communities, to develop a transit maintenance apprenticeship program. To make sure that this program meets the needs of transit systems of all sizes, CTAA is asking its members to take a few moments to complete this survey. The results will help us plan a program that works for everyone. Please contact CTAA's Charles Dickson at (202) 247-8356 or dickson@ctaa.org if you have any questions.

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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 http://training.ctaa.org 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.

Transit Planning for All

Transit Planning for All

The Community Transportation Association of America, in partnership with Easter Seals, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and Westat, is developing, testing and demonstrating ways to empower people with disabilities and older adults to be actively involved in designing and implementing coordinated transportation systems. Our goal is to support communities nationwide in adopting sustainable, scalable, and replicable models that include participation of people with disabilities and older adults in the design and implementation of responsive, coordinated transportation systems.

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RIMMS

New NEMT Tools

In the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) field it is incumbent upon providers to embrace change and to do things differently. RIMMS is a new program that is designed to affordably provide organizations with the resources, information, products, services and skills necessary to efficiently start-up or expand a NEMT program of any size. Visit the RIMMS webpage or email RIMMS@ctaa.org for more information.

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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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VMMI: Vehicle Maintenance Management and Inspection

The Vehicle Maintenance Management and Inspection certification training program promotes the community transportation industry's commitment to safe, reliable transportation through building the professional skills of maintenance personnel and managers. This workshop is geared toward enhancing the skills of maintenance technicians and maintenance managers. This three-day program is designed to improve the maintenance oversight of fleets of smaller transit vehicles (i.e., less than 25-foot length). It is based on an established maintenance training curriculum developed by Halsey King, SAE and applied to countless vehicle fleets nationwide, to which CTAA has added a layer of testing, certification and performance quality.

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The CT Podcast

The 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.

The changing face of NEMT

The Changing Face of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

The latest edition of DigitalCT Magazine takes an in-depth look at recent trends in Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT), including research-driven assessments of NEMT in the context of state-level Medicaid expansion, analysis of the Medicaid demonstration of alternatives to scheduled, repetitive non-emergent ambulance trips and local profiles of NEMT innovation.

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The Keys to NEMT Success

Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) is rapidly changing. Wouldn't it be great to have a recognized NEMT expert who's been an NEMT operator and has experience working directly with insurance companies, brokerages and state Medicaid agencies at your disposal? CTAA is pleased to announce the most innovative community and public transportation-training product we've ever offered. The Keys to NEMT Success is low-cost, can be accessed fully right at your own computer and provides you the opportunity to ask questions and interact with renowned NEMT expert.

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