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The Leadership Issue

Leadership Issue

This edition of DigitalCT highlights elements of leadership among community and public transportation professions through the experiences of the first class of CTAA's Emerging Leaders Academy, case studies involving CTAA members and analysis of federal policy and funding opportunities to offer a range of innovative leadership strategies.

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Editor's Note

Editor's Note

This edition of DigitalCT illustrates the breadth and depth of circumstances requiring or facilitating elements of leadership. CTAA’s portfolio of programs and resources are available to augment and support leaders and advocates in improved mobility options best utilize their skills and serve their communities.

The Emerging Leaders Academy After One Year

The Emerging Leaders Academy After One Year

Our hope for first class of ELA participants was for each to better understand their strengths, to apply leadership theory and practice to the good work they do each day, and to gain perspective on the industry through interactions with ELA colleagues, mentors and instructors.

Profiles of ELA Participants

Profiles of ELA Participants

Five current ELA participants share their background in their organizations, impressions of the ELA process and progress in their ongoing capstone projects that are a key component of the Academy.

A Leadership Challenge: Arcane Rules Increase Demand for Fare-Free Demand-Response Service

A Leadership Challenge: Arcane Rules Increase Demand for Fare-Free Demand-Response Service

Late last year, CTAA's Florida state delegate Karen Deigl brought her challenge to CTAA staff to help understand the underlying causes of surging demand for Community Coach and connect with other mobility providers who may be experiencing similar ridership trends in providing both fixed-route and demand-response service without a fare.

S.C. Dept. of Labor & Workforce Leads by Investing in New Mobility Options

S.C. Dept. of Labor & Workforce Leads by Investing in New Mobility Options

By demonstrating leadership in fostering new transportation services, DEW is helping to ensure the ability to get to a job is not a barrier to obtaining or maintaining a job in their demonstration project communities.

CTAA Analysis: Omnibus Bill, Volkswagen Fund Present Funding Opportunities

CTAA Analysis: Omnibus Bill, Volkswagen Fund Present Funding Opportunitie

Analysis produced by CTAA staff explores the leadership demonstrated by members of Congress and their staff as they significantly increased investment in buses and bus facilities in the recent Omnibus budget appropriations bill, while details emerging from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust presents opportunities for transit leaders to augment existing vehicle capital funding programs.

Member Update

Member Update

In every edition of DigitalCT, we profile a different CTAA member. When we asked TripSpark - a CTAA member since 1994 - to contribute responses for their profile, they instead suggested highlighting their customers. Here’s what they shared with us.

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