CTAA On Tour

CTAA staff is traveling across the country visiting transit agencies, presenting at conferences and learning about the latest happenings in our industry.

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December

Dec. 3: Phoenix, Ariz.

Amy Conrick is presenting the luncheon keynote in Building Resilient Communities to the 2019 Maricopa Association of Government (MAG) Human Services Conference.

Dec. 4-5: Phoenix, Ariz.

Caryn Souza teaches "Recruiting, Building and Retaining a Sustainable Driver Workforce" at the Maricopa Association of Government (MAG) conference.

Dec. 4-6: Oklahoma City, Okla.

Scott Bogren will be on-site in OKC to work with CTAA’s partners Embark and the Oklahoma Transit Association on the Arnall Family Foundation Transportation Innovation Grant.

Dec. 5-6: Des Moines, Iowa

Chris Zeilinger delivers training for Iowa's transit providers on Redesigning Rural Transit, and meets with Des Moines Area MPO and local transit providers around Census 2020 urban/rural transit implications in central Iowa.

Dec.12: Louisville, Ky.

Charlie Dickson and Andrew Carpenter will travel to Louisville to select a site for the Roadeo competition on May 31 at CTAA's Annual Expo.

Dec. 10-13: Penobscot Nation

Charlie Rutkowski will be visiting the Penobscot Nation to collect information on Tribal mobility programs and discuss new transit connections to employment for tribal members.

Dec. 13: Manalapan, N.J.

Scott Bogren will present to and meet with NJ Council on Specialized Transportation members at their December meeting and luncheon.

November

Nov 4: Princeton, N.J.

Amy Conrick will facilitate an "Idea Generation" workshop for the team led by Greater Mercer TMA, focused on connecting residents to sustainable employment opportunities.

Nov. 4: Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Charlie Rutkowski visits with staff of the Tribe's transit program to discuss and review its growth over the past four years.

Nov 8: East Hanover, N.J.

Amy Conrick will be a panelist at the "Accessible Transportation in the Era of New Mobility" symposium sponsored by the Kessler Foundation.

Nov 12: Allen County, Kan.

Amy Conrick and Taylor McGinley will facilitate an "Idea Generation" workshop for the team led by Thrive Allen County, focused on creating innovative transportation solutions for county residents.

Nov. 12-13: Harrisburg, Pa.

Chris Zeilinger teaches a Certified Community Transit Manager study course for transit professionals from around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Nov. 12-15: Hopi Tribe, Ariz.

Charlie Rutkowski visits the Hopi Tribe to brief the Tribe's transportation committee and meet with project stakeholders to identify mobility needs and strategies.

Nov. 13-14: Concord, N.H.

Taylor Klocke will be presenting at New Hampshire's 2019 Legislative Forum. She will also be meeting with the New Hampshire Transit Association and the New Hampshire Alliance for Healthy Aging’s Transportation Work Group.

Nov. 18-19: Huntsville, Ala.

Amy Conrick and Andrew Carpenter will travel to Huntsville to hold an idea generation session to identify opportunities for improving the region's workforce pipeline.

Nov. 18-21: St. Croix Tribe and Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Charlie Rutkowski will be visiting with staff of both northern Wisconsin Tribes to review assessments of mobility needs and potential service strategies.

Nov. 19-20, Santa Fe, N.M.

Scott Bogren and Chris Zeilinger make presentations at the winter meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Council on Public Transportation.

Nov. 21: New Orleans, La.

Taylor Klocke will be presenting at Louisiana Public Transit Association's annual meeting.

October

Oct. 1: Huntington, W.Va.

Scott Bogren and Andrew Carpenter will participate in the Appalachian Regional Commission Rides to Recovery Mobility Manager Training.

Oct. 2: Vancouver, Wash.

Alex King and Amy Conrick will facilitate an "Idea Generation" workshop for the team led by the Human Services Council, focused on access to primary health care

Oct 2-4: Huntsville, Ala.

Andrew Carpenter and Chris Zeilinger will meet with community members involved in advanced manufacturing to discuss solutions for improving residents' access to training and job opportunities.

Oct. 3: Seattle, Wash.

Amy Conrick, Alex King, facilitate the "Limited Launch" meeting for the team led by Hopelink, focused on transportation fto post-hospitalization appointments

Oct. 7-10: Randolph, Vt. and Claremont, N.H.

Charlie Rutkowski will be visiting with the staff of Town and Village Transit in Randolph, Vt., to discuss progress in planning a new transit facility in Bradford, Vt., that emerged from Technical Assistance Project in 2018. Rutkowski will also be meeting with the staff Southwestern Community Services in Claremont, N.H., to discuss continued refinement of transit services in Claremont, Newport and Charlestown, N.H.

Oct. 8: Dixon, Ill.

Alex King and Amy Conrick will facilitate a "Sensemaking" workshop for the team led by LOTS, focused on ensuring access for low-income families of Lee and Ogle Counties to primary health care destinations

Oct. 8: Edison, N.J.

Rex Knowlton will lead a workshop at the COST meeting.

Oct. 9: Fargo, N.D.

Scott Bogren will participate in the SURTC Strategic Planning session.

Oct. 9-11: St. Paul, Minn.

Caryn Souza will be presenting Building and Retaining a Sustainable Driver Workforce and Customer Driven Service at the Minnesota Public Transit Association Conference.

Oct 10-11: St. Paul, Minn.

Andrew Carpenter will speak at the Minnesota Public Transit Association's annual meeting about how the state's rural and small urban providers can explore technological improvements for their systems.

Oct. 11: Canton, Ohio

Alex King will be presenting on resources to help non-profits address transportation barriers at the Ohio Community Development Corporation Association Annual Meeting.

Oct. 11: Reno, Nev.

Amy Conrick will facilitate the "Limited Launch" meeting for the team led by Neighbor Network, to ensure older adults have access to transportation and quality-of-life destinations

Oct. 15-18 Salamanca and Irving, N.Y.

Charlie Rutkowski will be facilitating a series of meetings with community members of the Allegany and Cattaraugus Territories of the Seneca Nation in New York. The meetings will help identify unmet mobility needs among tribal members.

Oct. 16: Allen County, Kan.

Amy Conrick and Taylor Klocke will facilitate a "Sensemaking" workshop for the team led by Thrive Allen County, focused on creating innovative transportation solutions for county residents

Oct. 16: Baltimore, Md.

Alex King will lead a roundtable discussion at the All In Data for Community Health Annual Meeting focused on opportunities to improve community health through cross-sector partnerships with transportation.

Oct. 18: Princeton, N.J.

Amy Conrick will facilitate a "Sensemaking" workshop for the team led by Greater Mercer TMA, focused on connecting residents to sustainable employment opportunities

Oct. 22: Grafton, Wis.

Amy Conrick and Alex King will facilitate a "Sensemaking" workshop for the team led by Interfaith Caregivers Ozaukee, focused on coordinating transportation options for residents

October 22-24: Bristol, Va./Tenn.

Charlie Rutkowski is visiting city officials of Bristol, Va., and Bristol, Tenn., to discuss Bristol rail service status.

Oct. 25: Broome County, N.Y.

Charlie Rutkowski visits with staff of Mobility Management of South Central New York to discuss impacts of employment transportation initiatives.

Oct. 24: Grafton, Wis.

Amy Conrick and Alex King will facilitate an "Idea Generation" workshop for the team led by Interfaith Caregivers Ozaukee, focused on coordinating transportation options for residents

Oct. 28: Dixon, Ill.

Alex King and Taylor Klocke will facilitate an "Idea Generation" workshop for the team led by LOTS, focused on ensuring access for low-income families of Lee and Ogle Counties to primary health care destinations

Oct. 28-29: Chattanooga, Tenn.

Scott Bogren will participate in the Tennessee Public Transportation Association's annual conference.

Oct. 29: Jefferson City, Mo.

Caryn Souza will be presenting Building and Retaining a Sustainable Driver Workforce as part of the Missouri Public Transit Association Educational Series.

September

Sept. 3-6: Hopi Tribe, Ariz.

Charlie Rutkowski will meet with officials of the Hopi Tribe and the Northern Arizona Council of Governments to initiate the Transit Service Development Project with the Hopi Tribe.

Sept. 3 - 6: Central Iowa

Chris Zeilinger assists the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency in identifying possible transit service improvements for their seven-county region in rural Iowa.

Sept. 9-10: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Scott Bogren, Alex King, Dave White and Bill McDonald will attend the NEMTAC Annual Meeting and present a session on key NEMT issues.

Sept. 10-12: Penobscot Nation

Charlie Rutkowski will visit with officials of the Penobscot Nation and Downeast Transportation to initiate the Penobscot Transit Development Project.

Sept. 11-12: Irvine, Calif.

Taylor McGinley and Alex King will be presenting at TRB's Women Issues in Transportation.

Sept. 12: Kansas City, Mo.

Scott Bogren will attend the SWTA/Midwest States Transit Conference and participate in one of the conference's plenary sessions on "Transit of the Future, Here and Now."

Sept. 15-17: Dickinson, N.D.

Andrew Carpenter will speak at the Dakota Transit Association's annual meeting

Sept. 16: Orlando, Fla.

Scott Bogren and Taylor McGinley will attend and participate in the combined Florida Public Transit Association/Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Conference.

Sept. 16: Portland, Ore.

Charles Dickson will present a session on Inclusive Planning at the 4th National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference.

Sept. 18: Stevensville, Md.

Charles Dickson will present two sessions at the annual Transportation Association of Maryland Conference. One on conflict resolution and one on volunteer transportation.

Sept. 19: Rockland, Maine

Scott Bogren will address the Maine Transit Association's annual conference.

Sept 24: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Amy Conrick, Andrew Carpenter, facilitate the "Limited Launch" meeting for the team led by Envida, focused on transportation for individuals traveling to behavioral health appointment.

Sept. 23 - 25: Oakland, Calif.

Chris Zeilinger helps assess the accessibility of the city of Oakland's car-sharing and ride-hailing services, where CTAA is a partner in a contract between the city of Oakland and Alta Planning + Design to examine the accessibility of all shared mobility services within Oakland.

Sept 26: Randolph, Vt.

Amy Conrick will facilitate a meeting of Vermont NEMT providers.

Sept. 27: Keystone, Colo.

Scott Bogren and Caryn Souza will attend the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies annual conference. Scott will present a legislative update, Caryn will be teaching a class on driver recruitment and retention.

Sept 30: Vancouver, Wash.

Alex King and Amy Conrick will facilitate a "Sensemaking" workshop for the team led by the Human Services Council, focused on access to primary health care.

August

Aug. 5-6: Roanoke, Va.

Caryn Souza is at the CTAV Conference teaching the "Building, Hiring, Developing and Retaining a Sustainable Driver Workforce" class

Aug. 7-9: Athens, Ga.

Scott Bogren, Andrew Carpenter, Sheryl Gross-Glaser, Taylor McGinley and Rich Sampson Will staff CTAA’s fifth annual Small Urban Network (SUN) Conference.

Aug. 12-14: Yemassee, S.C.

Charlie Rutkowski will be working on the Lowcountry Transit Development Technical Assistance Project and will be meeting with Lowcountry Council of Governements.

Aug. 13-14: Lexington, Ky.

Caryn Souza is at the KPTA Conference teaching the "Building, Hiring, Developing and Retaining a Sustainable Driver Workforce" class.

Aug. 20-21: Washington, D.C.

Caryn Souza is at the PASS Master Trainer Seminar.

Aug. 21-22: Thompsonville, Mich.

Scott Bogren will be presenting at the Michigan Public Transit Association's annual conference.

July

July 11: Alexandria, Va.

Scott Bogren will be visiting CTAA member DASH.

July 10-11: Tampa, Fla.

Charles Dickson attends the CUTR Transit Safety Standards Working Group meeting.

July 15: Orlando, Fla.

Sheryl Gross-Glaser presents at the TRB AV Symposium on automated vehicle transportation planning for rural areas.

July 15: Seneca Nation, Salamanca, N.Y.

Charlie Rutkowski will be making an initial visit to the Seneca Nation in Western New York State to initiate the tribal technical assistance project.

July 17: Washington, D.C.

Scott Bogren will be participating in the Bus Coalition's "This is not your parent's bus" session.

July 18: Chenango County, N.Y.

Charlie Rutkowski will be visiting Mobility Management of South Central New York to review strategies for development of additional employment transportation services.

July 19: Washington, D.C.

Sheryl Gross-Glaser participates at Auto Alliance Workshop in day-long planning event focusing on accessible automated vehicles.

July 22-24: Huntsville Ala.

Amy Conrick and Andrew Carpenter are in Huntsville Ala., to study commuter transportation issues and visit with Huntsville Transit.

July 25: Roanoke, W.Va.

Scott Bogren will be presenting a session on legislative and regulatory issues to the West Virginia Public Transit Association's annual meeting.

July 29: New Orleans, La.

Sheryl Gross-Glaser presents at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging annual meeting on automated vehicle planning and advocacy to ensure needs of older adults and people with disabilities are met.

July 30: New Orleans, La.

Charles Dickson conducts an inclusive planning workshop at the annual meeting of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

July 30-31: Huntington, W.Va.

Andrew Carpenter and Scott Bogren will travel to Huntington to continue work with the Appalachian Regional Commission on addressing transportation challenges in reaching treatment and recovery services for opioid addiction.

June

June 10-12: Oklahoma City, Okla.

Alex King and Amy Conrick will meet with project partners and complete interviews with community members to kick off CTAA’s work on the Arnall Family Foundation Transportation Grant.

June 16: Cleveland, Ohio

Sheryl Gross-Glaser will attend the Special Libraries Association conference, presenting on inclusive planning and automated vehicles.

June 26: Newton, Iowa

Scott Bogren will be presenting at the Iowa Public Transit Association annual meeting in Newton.

MaY

May 1-3: Gulf Shores, Ala.

Rich Sampson will be attending the Alabama RTAP Spring Training Conference to discuss CTAA membership and training programs.

May 13-15: Tupelo, Miss.

Charles Dickson will attend meetings in Tupelo to provide technical support to Tupelo Transit.

May 16-24: Palm Springs, Calif.

CTAA Staff will attend the annual Community Transportation EXPO.

APRIL

April 1-3: Tupelo, Miss.

Andrew Carpenter will travel to Tupelo for focus groups on the economic impact of the city's new transit system.

April 2-4: Presque Isle, Maine

Charlie Rutkowski will be visiting the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians in Presque Isle, Maine to discuss strategies for initiation of new transit services funded through recent award from FTA's Tribal Transit Program.

April 16: Ashland, Wis.

Chris Zeilinger shares a CTAA-based national perspective on rural transportation trends at Bayfield County's Rural Transportation Summit.

April 17-19: Great Falls, Mont.

Caryn Souza will train Recruiting and Building a Sustainable Driver Workforce and Turning Board Members into Strategic Partners workshops at the Montana Transit Association Conference.

April 24: Lancaster, Pa.

Scott Bogren and Taylor McGinley will attend and participate in the Pennsylvania Public Transit Association meeting.

April 29-30: Wilmington, N.C.

Scott Bogren will attend and participate in the North Carolina Public Transit Association.

March

March 4-5: SWTA Annual Conference, El Paso, Texas

Scott Bogren will participate in an industry summit session.

March 5-6: Scranton, Pa.

Chris Zeilinger teaches CTAA's transit management (CCTM) and transit administrator (CTPA) certification preparation class.

March 5-7: Chicago, Ill.

Andrew Carpenter will attend the Shared Mobility Summit to learn about developments in mobility technology and models.

March 6-7: Atlanta, Ga.

Alex King will participate in a convening hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) on "Strengthening Community-Clinical Linkages to Improve Health Outcomes."

March 6: Crystal City, Va.

Charles Rutkowski attends meeting of United Southern and Eastern Tribes in Crystal City.

March 7: Binghamton, N.Y.

Charles Rutkowski travels to Binghamton to participate in an Access to Employment Summit.

March 20: Sault Ste Marie, Mich.

Chris Zeilinger and Alex King educate the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians on the basics of providing non-emergency medical transportation and on reporting tribal transit data to the Federal Transit Administration's National Transit Database.

March 25-26: RouteMatch User's Conference, Atlanta, Ga.

Scott Bogren will discuss federal transportation policy and legislation.

March 28-29: Palm Springs, Calif.

Charles Dickson, Rich Sampson, and Stephanee Smith head to Palm Springs to continue planning for the 2019 Community Transportation EXPO

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The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and its members believe that mobility is a basic human right. From work and education to life-sustaining health care and human services programs to shopping and visiting with family and friends, mobility directly impacts quality of life.