Jun
2
Thu
2022
International Rail Roadeo
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day
Jun
5
Sun
2022
APTA Rail Conference
Jun 5 – Jun 8 all-day
Jun
8
Wed
2022
Training & Education Committee
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Committee Purpose: To gather learning and education opportunities for all public transit agencies in Oklahoma.

Contact Olivia Hook at Olivia@oktransit.org for information or to join a committee.

Communications, Public Relations and Marketing Committee Meeting
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Committee Purpose: Promotes Oklahoma public transit story, develop tools and opportunities to enhance internal communications between OTA and members.

Contact Olivia Hook at Olivia@oktransit.org for information or to join a committee.

Jun
15
Wed
2022
Grants & Procurement Committee
Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Committee Purpose: To review and approve possible grants and procurement purchases for OTA members.

Contact Olivia Hook at Olivia@oktransit.org for information or to join a committee.

Jun
28
Tue
2022
Transit State of Good Repair – West @ The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Jun 28 – Jun 29 all-day
Jun
29
Wed
2022
Advocacy & Government Relations Committee
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Committee Purpose: Spearheads federal and state legislative initiatives for public transit.

Contact Olivia Hook at Olivia@oktransit.org for information or to join a committee.

NEMT Committee Meeting
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The NEMT Committee meets monthly to discuss Non Emergency Medical Transportation in Oklahoma and support public transit’s role in this program.

Contact Olivia Hook at Olivia@oktransit.org for information or to join a committee.

Jul
16
Sat
2022
Rural Transit Day
Jul 16 all-day

Take the Rural Transit Day Pledge

On Rural Transit Day (July 16) and every day throughout the year, I/we pledge to:

  1. Understand the unique needs of rural and tribal passengers and plan services to meet those needs.
  2. Provide all passengers with helpful, courteous, and respectful customer service.
  3. Deliver equal service to all passengers, regardless of age, background, abilities, income, or gender.
  4. Coordinate with community organizations to provide transportation to as many destinations as possible. 
  5. Involve passengers, community stakeholders, and elected officials in service planning.
  6. Assure that vehicles and facilities are safe, clean, well-maintained, and comfortable.
  7. Invest in training and education that keep staff current, knowledgeable and skilled.
  8. Contribute to an organizational culture where staff are motivated and successful.
  9. Have a plan for potential emergencies and disasters and communicate that plan to all stakeholders.
  10. Keep up with and invest in new technologies and funding opportunities to continually improve services.

Find out more about Rural Transit Day here.

Jul
24
Sun
2022
SWTA Summer University @ Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas - Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
Jul 24 – Jul 27 all-day
Aug
23
Tue
2022
Rethinking Traditional Service Delivery Models (RideCo Webinar)
Aug 23 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Dive into why agencies are reconsidering traditional models, including discussions around mobility gaps and low ridership, before looking at successful examples from the industry of models that have been reimagined!

Aug
27
Sat
2022
APTA State Public Transportation Conference @ Spokane, WA
Aug 27 – Aug 30 all-day
Sep
19
Mon
2022
What’s New in the National RTAP Toolkits Webinar
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join National RTAP Review Board Member Laura Corff, Transit Director for United Community Action Program, Inc./Cimarron Transit, for an overview of pages she helped update in the ADA Toolkit and Transit Manager’s Toolkit. National RTAP Analyst Nancy Doherty will discuss updates to the State RTAP Manager’s Toolkit resulting from the 2022 State RTAP Manager’s survey. Resource Center Manager Cara Marcus will also introduce many of the updates to the toolkits.

Sep
29
Thu
2022
FTA’s Transit Asset Management (TAM) Program Forum
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

FTA’s Transit Asset Management (TAM) Program is launching a Peer Program with a Forum on TAM Investment Scenarios to be held 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT September 29, 2022. The forum will allow staff members from transit agencies to meet virtually and work collaboratively to address ways to exceed the requirements in the TAM Rule (49 CFR 625). These forums promote peer-to-peer education, the distribution of peer-designed resources, and collaboration regarding best practices. Discussion forums are limited to no more than 10 participants, but FTA will share the outcomes of each forum with case studies and/or presentations.”

Find out more and sign up here.

Oct
9
Sun
2022
APTA TRANSform Conference @ Seattle, WA
Oct 9 – Oct 12 all-day
Oct
11
Tue
2022
Oklahoma Transit Association Fall Conference @ TBA
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day
National RTAP and NADTC – All Onboard for Mental Health Twitter Chat
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“Join us on October 11, 2022 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET for an #allonboard4mentalhealth Twitter Chat that will discuss best practices and equitable strategies for serving riders with mental health issues, including dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. The chat will be moderated by Heather Edmonds and Jane Mahoney of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), Angie Jones, District Manager, Grant County Transportation District (People Mover), and National RTAP staff.”

Find out more and register here.

Oct
25
Tue
2022
FTA Joint State Safety Oversight and Rail Transit Agency Workshop
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

“This year, the workshop will be hybrid, offering both an in-person and virtual option. The workshop brings SSO staff and RTA safety officers to participate in FTA-led sessions on rail transit system safety, oversight responsibilities, Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan technical assistance and other FTA safety policy updates. Contract staff that collaborate with the safety office are also encouraged to attend.”

Find out more and register here.

Oct
26
Wed
2022
Webinar – Marketing to Increase On-Demand Transit Ridership: An Agency Perspective
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Calling all transit marketing staff, transit planners, and transit executives! Join us for this webinar on October 26th from 1:00-2:00pm EST as the City of Moorpark’s Brian Chong, Guelph Transit’s Courtney McDonald, and RideCo’s Adeline Chien discuss everything you need to know to effectively market an on-demand program.

Our marketing experts will discuss the importance of service branding and how to approach marketing campaigns, before diving into industry examples of successful on-demand marketing.

Nov
10
Thu
2022
Funding Innovative On-Demand Transit Services Webinar
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Funding Innovative On-Demand Transit Services Webinar

Our speaker from RideCo, the industry-leader in on-demand transit, will provide an overview of funding opportunities, including how to find them and when to expect them. If you can’t make it to the live webinar, sign up anyway and we’ll send a recording right to your inbox!

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:
• Federal, state, and local funding sources, including funding from Congress, state legislatures, non-profit organizations, and more.

• How the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) provides funding opportunities for on-demand transit projects.

• The difference between Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funded grant programs, including formula, discretionary and research.

• How to apply for USDOT and FTA federal grant programs.

Sign up here: https://www.rideco.com/webinars/funding-innovative-on-demand-transit-services