The Benefits of CTAA Membership
Being a member of the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) brings you a number of clear benefits, including access to the full collection of CTAA products and services - each of which is either only available to members or is available at a discounted rate to members.
CTAA: An Industry Leader
By joining CTAA, you're adding your voice to thousands of others calling for increased federal, state and local level investment in community and public transportation. Our members have numerous opportunities to directly influence the Association's legislative, policy and regulatory positions and activities through regular webinars, calls and in-person meetings. From increasing bus capital investment to reducing burdensome regulations, expanding the transportation benefit in health care programs to launching innovative mobility options for older adults and people with disabilities, CTAA members are at the forefront of the community and public transportation field.
Our Products and Services
In addition to playing a significant role in the future of mobility in America, CTAA members can enjoy a number of valuable, cost-effective and targeted products and services that come along with membership.
- Advocacy: CTAA strategically advocates on behalf of its members in Washington, D.C., and in many state capitols - as well as with the Federal Transit Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies. CTAA members receive key analyses of legislation, appropriations and regulations first, before the public.
- Communications: CTAA's two key communications vehicles - FastMail and Digital Community Transportation Magazine provide all the information on the community and public transportation industry and arrive first in members' email boxes.
- Training: CTAA members get discounted access to all CTAA training and certification programs - including the annual Community Transportation EXPO. What's more, members help set the Association's training and certification class agenda with numerous opportunities to suggest and develop new courses and sessions. From sessions at the EXPO to on-line courses to classes offered at state and regional transit association meetings, CTAA's professional development program is raising the standard of excellence across the industry. Members set the training agenda, and then get discounted access to all classes.
- CDW Hardware and Software Products
CDW has more than 30 years experience and extensive expertise providing to non-profit organizational members discounted pricing on hardware and software products and services featuring national brands. The CDW Nonprofit team helps you identify and implement the secure, reliable and flexible solutions you need to strengthen your organization's impact, no matter your budget. So, visit the customized CTAA website that CDW has designed and developed to meet your needs and check out their weekly specials. Please know that if you currently work with a CDW account manager, they know about the CTAA special discounts and will continue to work with you. If you do not currently work with CDW, then, a dedicated account manager will reach out to introduce themselves to you. If you have any questions or need additional information you can reach CDW Non-Profit Account Manager Abby Spoeth at 312.547.2703 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Staples Business Advantage
With the Staples Business Advantage (SBA) program, when a CTAA member becomes a registered SBA member (PDF), you'll achieve an average discount of 62 percent off list price, a next-day delivery of 98.6 percent in the continental United States, receive free delivery on all orders of $30 or more and a large order rebate of 2 percent on any orders of $250 or more purchased. These special savings prices are not available through Staples.com or Staples retail stores.
- Tires and Service Centers
Bridgestone Firestone provides our members access to fleet level pricing for vehicle maintenance, tires and repairs. This member program will save between 15-20 percent off retail pricing, and is available at over 4,00 locations including Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus and Wheel Works. Uniform national pricing for service and repairs (PDF) and tires (.xls) eliminates the need for local price negotiating. The service centers have ASE-certified trained technicians and all service and repairs are covered by a nationwide warranty. To establish your account, complete the application (PDF) and send it to email@example.com. If you have any questions, please contact Firestone Fleet Care at 800-486-2230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Vehicles: CTAA members get exclusive access to a portfolio of vehicle discounts and financing options through this key program. Our exclusive fleet pricing discount with Toyota is available to CTAA members solely through the Capital Solutions product line. Capital Solutions bundles together many of the other membership products to bring a full suite of rolling stock, financial, training and other cost-saving benefits to members.
- Enterprise Rideshare: Through an exclusive arrangement with Enterprise Rideshare - the nation's largest vanpool services provider - CTAA members receive hands-on technical assistance in developing new vanpool operations as well as adding to existing vanpooling services. Also, members receive complimentary rideshare software (ZimRide).
- Insurance: Cobbs Allen is the endorsed broker for CTAA and helps members find appropriate and cost-effective insurance coverage while assisting them to manage the risks associated with their transportation organization. In addition to providing transportation insurance solutions, we are pleased to present a member benefit program that provides risk management tools and solutions designed to address many transit-related issues. Cobbs Allen is a risk management and insurance brokerage firm providing market leading service in traditional commercial insurance, employee benefits, alternative risk financing, and structured solutions. Founded in 1887 and headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with offices in Houston, New Orleans, New York, and Kansas City, the firm is still owned and led by its employees.
- Gas Discounts: CTAA has partnered with FleetCards USA to provide several options including the ARCO Universal, BP Business Solutions, Fuelman Diesel and Comdata Universal to provide members with a discount program to purchase fuel from local retailers. This membership benefit is designed to help you reduce fuel management expenses, take better control of transactions, simplify tax-exempt billing and ensure accurate reporting to maximize efficiency.
- Driver Background Checks: CTAA has partnered with IntelliCorp, a full-service provider of background checks and employment screening solutions. Accredited through the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), IntelliCorp offers a special package of products at a discounted rate to all of our members that includes validated criminal database checks, unlimited single county searches, Social Security Number verification and government sanctions searches.