July 7, 2023

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Cherokee Nation Vinita Food Distribution Warehouse employee Robert Soldier cuts the ribbon along with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.; Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner; Council of the Cherokee Nation; and Cabinet, Career and Human Services employees during the grand opening event.

Free bus and train rides are returning to communities across Colorado

Free bus and train rides are returning to communities across Colorado, with more than two dozen transit agencies in the state participating in the “Zero Fare for Better Air” program initiated by the Regional Transportation District last year.

In Denver, RTD bus and light rail trips will be free for July and August, the months when ozone pollution from cars is at its worst in the metro area.

According to the  Environmental Protection Agency notes, ground-level ozone is the main ingredient in smog, and it’s a huge problem along Colorado’s Front Range. In 2021, the Front Range experienced 65 “ozone action day alerts” between May 31 to Aug. 31, the highest number since record-keeping began in 2011. Read more


AARP Community Challenge 2023 Grantees 43 Communities Across the SWTA Nation Selected

For the seventh annual AARP Community Challenge, AARP received more than 3,600 applications from nonprofits and government entities, resulting in a highly competitive selection process. 

Some $3.6 million is being distributed to fund 310 quick-action projects across the country, helping urban, rural and suburban communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages.

In 2023, the AARP Community Challenge will fund projects across three different grant opportunities, two of which were new this year, in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Who is Summer U for: Transit Law, Community Mobility, Marketing & Communications professionals

What is the vibe: Casual, laid back, friendly, hands on...


...pssst, have additional sponsorship dollars? Summer U is much more intimate than our larger Annual Conference. What does that mean for you? This is a great opportunity to get your brand in front of your primary target audience. 


Sponsorship opportunities are available for networking event, off-site events, breakfast and/or lunch, agenda, welcome bag, hotel key card, etc! Find out more


New Orleans RTA welcomes newest Board Commissioner, Timolynn Sams

The New Orleans RTA announced the swearing-in of its newest member of its Board of Commissioners, Timolynn Sams. “We are excited to welcome Commissioner Sams to our Board, and to bring our Board membership back up to its full complement,” said Commissioner Mark Raymond, Jr., Board Chair. “We are especially inspired by Commissioner Sams’ deep background of community engagement, having worked in a range of sectors that has brought her in contact with a diverse range of stakeholders.”




The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Monday that Mountain Line will receive $16.3 million through the Bus and Bus Facilities Grant to build a new maintenance facility.

Mountain Line’s grant was one of 130 awards totaling nearly $1.7 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for transit projects in 46 states and territories.

Mountain Line is currently using a separate FTA Bus and Bus Facilities Grant award for the construction of the new Downtown Connection Center. When that facility opens and Mountain Line’s administrative and customer service teams relocate, the current space in the Kaspar Dr. facility will be repurposed to better meet the agency’s fleet and maintenance needs. The new facility will improve and expand maintenance capabilities, and create the capacity for Mountain Line’s transition to a zero-emission fleet.


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Legislative Update


Upcoming Events

Federal Transit Funding & Legislation 101

July 13, 2023

1:30 - 3:30 CST




CTAA Small Transit Board Training

 July 19 & 20, 2023

4-6pm EST

FREE for CTAA Members ($250 - Non members)




August 13 - 16, 2023

Wichita, KS




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