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.



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 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 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 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 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, Montana

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 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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