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Reauthorization Update

The Senate passed a six-year MAP-21 reauthorization (with three years of pay-fors) 65-34 and then voted 91-4 (needed 60 votes) to extend MAP-21 by 3 months. Next up is President to sign the extention.

Dedicated Bus Capital Amendment Sponsored by Sen. Moran now has 9 Co-sponsors

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) is leading an effort in the Senate to amend the DRIVE Act to increase dedicated bus capital investment beyond what the bill already calls for. This amendment (Amendment 2271) now enjoys a growing and bi-partisan number of co-sponsors including Senators Donnelly (D-Ind.), Blunt (R-Mo.), Udall (D-N.M.), Burr (R-N.C.), Murray (D-Wash.), Grassley (R-Iowa), Heller (R-Nev.), Merkley (D-Ore.) and Cantwell (D-Wash.). We urge all members to call their Senate offices and express support for the Moran Amendment.

Oregon Transit Trail

Oregon Transit TrailAs the 16th installment of Community Transportation's state transit tour series, the DigitalCT team visited eight community and public transportation providers in the western third of Oregon, covering more than 800 miles in the process. Along the way, a series of meaningful connections emerged as the bond that unites the state's mobility services and professionals in communities of all sizes.

SUN 2015 in Denver

SUN in Denver, August 12-14Join your colleagues from small-urban areas across the nation in Denver, August 12-14, 2015 for the first CTAA Small Urban Network (SUN) conference designed solely with the needs of small-urban transit in mind. This two-day event will focus on building community partnerships, ridership and community engagement, planning and handling increased ridership and service expansions, policy and funding, technology, and much more. There are no registration fees.

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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.

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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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 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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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.

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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.

National Volunteer Transportation Center

National Volunteer Transportation Center

The Center was created in 2014 response to the outpouring of interest in volunteerism related to the delivery of transportation services to many population groups including children, work force participants and older adults. Each of the founders have extensive experience in studying, supporting, and delivering volunteer transportation and are aware of the positive experience of those who volunteer to provide services as well as the many benefits accorded to those who receive the services.

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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