National RTAP Tribal Transit Workshop hosted by the Oklahoma Transit Association

May 16, 2021 – May 18, 2021 all-day
Stride Bank Center
301 S Independence Ave
Enid OK 73701




Hotel Information: The Best Western Glo Hotel is a new hotel adjacent to the Stride Bank Center. Visit Enid is serving as the Housing Bureau for the 2021 OTA Annual Conference & EXPO driven by GreenPower Motor Company and is ready to take your reservation today. Please call Jenna at 580-233-3643, ext. 1 to reserve your room. Rooms are limited so call today to make your reservation. The room rate is $96 per night plus tax.


Tribal Transit Workshop Tentative Schedule of Events

Sunday, May 16

1:00 pm – Registration (Convention Center North Lobby)

3:00 pm – NTD for Tribal Agencies (Convention Center 2nd Floor Ballroom)

3:00 pm – National RTAP Website, GTFS, Procurement Pro (Convention Center 4th Floor, Rooms 403 & 404)

6:00 pm – Meet & Greet Reception sponsored by PCTrans

Enid Brewing Company & Eatery:  Developed from a concept to bring together rural agriculture and urban communities, Enid Brewing Company takes pride in creating locally grown and brewed “Grain to Glass” craft beer. Enid Brewing Company was started by Brady Sidwell, owner of Enterprise Grain Company, and Justin Blasier, an award-winning home brewer. Enterprise Grain Company is Oklahoma’s newest, independent grain company supplying locally grown grain to the brewery. The menu items use locally raised beef from Sidwell Farms fed “spent grain” from the brewing process.


Monday, May 17

7:00 am – Registration (Convention Center North Lobby)

8:00 am – Welcom (Convention Center 2nd Floor Ballroom)

Speaker: Angie Gilliam, an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation, is the director of the Transportation Services Department for the Chickasaw Nation, a role she has served in since 2007. She also serves as President of the Oklahoma Transit Association and a member on the board of the Community Transportation Association of America. Angie is the treasurer and transit subcommittee chair for Oklahoma Tribal Transportation Council and has been a member of the Southwest Transit Association executive board.

8:15 am – Transit Planning (Convention Center 2nd Floor Ballroom)

8:15 am – Breakout Tribal Transit Compliance Reviews (Convention Center 4th Floor, Rooms 403 & 404)

10:15 am – Networking Break (Convention Center Ballroom Hallway)

10:30 am – Transit Safety (Convention Center 2nd Floor Ballroom)

10:30 am – Breakout Tribal Transit Compliance Reviews (Convention Center 4th Floor, Rooms 403 & 404)

12:15 pm – Lunch sponsored by CWI Digital Systems (Convention Center Grand Ballroom B & C)

Presentation: How to Effective Use A Camera System in Tribal Transit

Speaker: For nearly 20 years, Chris Ishmael was a noteworthy leader in the telecom world (i.e., Southwestern Bell, BellSouth, US West and finally Qwest Communications) before jumping into the world of small business.  While you know Chris from his current business, CWI Digital Systems, he can also be accredited with contributions to his community in Allen, Tex.  Chris established the girl’s lacrosse league at the grade school level and eventually, in concert with Allen Independent Public Schools, establishing the high school team for the mighty Eagles.  By the time the first class of lacrosse players graduated, five of the players ended up with college scholarships. Chris is the President and co-owner of CWI Digital Systems out of Van Alstyne, Tex. and has 17 years of experience in fleet technology.  Chris holds an MBA from Webster University and provides mentorship for young people seeking collegiate paths and career choices at his church and local community.  Chris is an Okie from Atoka County. He iss married to the other co-owner of CWI Digital Systems, Gwen and has three children Kyle, Ryan and Ashley and six beautiful grand-children who he loves to spoil.

1:45 pm – Training Systems in the Aftermath of COVID (Convention Center 2nd Floor Ballroom)

1:45 pm – Breakout Tribal Transit Compliance Reviews (Convention Center 4th Floor, Rooms 403 & 404)

3:15 pm – Networking Break (Convention Center Ballroom Hallway)

3:30 pm – Project Management (Convention Center 2nd Floor Ballroom)

3:30 pm – Breakout Tribal Transit Compliance Reviews (Convention Center 4th Floor, Rooms 403 & 404)


Tuesday, May 18

7:00 am – Registration (Convention Center North Lobby)

8:30 am – National RTAP Training – Problem Passengers (Convention Center 2nd Floor Ballroom)

8:30 am – Breakout Tribal Transit Compliance Reviews (Convention Center 4th Floor, Room 405)

10:00 am – Networking Break (Convention Center Grand Ballroom West Annex)

10:15 am – Tribal Transit Roundtable (Convention Center Grand Ballroom)


Click Here for the Tentative OTA Conference Schedule of Events which Follows the Tribal Workshop May 18-21



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