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The Texas Transit Association (TTA) was organized in 1986. Our members are Texas metropolitan, small urban, and rural transit agencies, as well as private and public entities from across the United States.
Legislative Day and State Conference, Roadeo and Expo Canceled
Unfortunately, with COVID-19 cases still surging across the state and travel budgets being reduced or eliminated, our board of directors was forced to make the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming Legislative Day at the Capitol and the 2021 State Conference, Roadeo, and Expo.
Like everyone, we are looking forward to life returning to normal this new year and hope you will understand this decision. We appreciate your patience and welcome your feedback as we work on planning future events. Our Legislative and Education/Events Committees will be working on alternative options. So please feel free to share any concerns, questions, or ideas with me by email. If you are interested in serving on any of the TTA committees, you can email me at email@example.com. Thank you, and we are optimistically looking forward to a new and exciting year.
Texas DSHS COVID-19 Vaccinations in Texas (This information is updated by 4:00 PM each day)
Texas COVID-19 Vaccination availability (Downloadable Spreadsheet by County with locations)
Texas has administered most of its 1.7 million vaccine doses as it prepares to receive 333,000 more, Posted on 1/19/21
One month after the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the state, Texas has become the first in the nation to administer 1 million doses, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday. The milestone comes as intensive care beds are dwindling across the state and as experts predict daily coronavirus cases and hospitalizations will worsen following an influx of holiday season gatherings.
More than 8 million Texans qualify to receive COVID-19 vaccines, but fewer than 2 million doses have shipped. Providers are facing clogged phone lines, crashing websites and tough decisions about who will get the first shots.
Vaccinations are underway for Texas’ front-line health care workers, Posted on 12/14/20
Four Texas sites received a total of 19,500 doses of the vaccine on Monday, the first phase of a rollout that will put a quarter-million doses into 109 Texas facilities this week — with more on the way next week.
Nurse gets the first dose of COVID vaccine in NY, Posted on 12/14/20
A nurse in New York City was among the first people to receive the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Monday morning.
“I feel hopeful today,” said Sandra Lindsay, the critical care nurse at New York’s Long Island Jewish Medical Center, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo watched via livestream.
First COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the US, expected to ship Sunday, Posted on 12/13/20
How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations, Posted on 12/12/20
What you need to know about how CDC is making COVID-19 vaccine recommendations in the United States.
COVID-19 vaccines may be coming soon, but most Texans won’t get them for months., Posted on 11/20/20
Officials are preparing for the massive undertaking of distributing a vaccine that may require multiple doses and subzero storage temperatures across a state that covers 270,000 square miles and some 170 rural counties.
DART President to Retire After Almost 20 Years of Leadership, Posted on 11/1/20
Gary C. Thomas, the president, and executive director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit informed the DART Board of Directors of his intention to retire from his position after almost 20 years of leadership. “It has been my privilege and honor to be part of Dallas Area Rapid Transit for this moment in time,” Thomas said. “
Texas is on the cusp of another COVID-19 surge. Is the state better prepared to handle it? Posted on 10/20/20
Experts say Texas is more prepared to handle another wave. But they fear that if the state fails to control the outbreak, it could quickly spiral out of control.
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $277.5 Million in Emergency Relief Funding for Transit Systems Damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, Posted on 10/2/20
FTA plans to allocate the funds as follows: approximately $223.5 million for Puerto Rico, $23.3 million for Texas, $22.8 million for Florida, $6.7 million for the U.S. Virgin Islands, and $187,000 for Georgia.
FTA Announces Final Report of the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) to Improve Access to Transportation, Posted on 10/1/20
Federal Transit Administration Announces $6.2 Million for Transit Planning in Communities Nationwide, Posted on 9/25/20
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Final Rule to Streamline Project Management Oversight for Major Capital Projects, Posted on 9/24/20
High-speed train between Dallas and Houston gets federal approval, Posted on 9/22/20
The railroad plans to connect Texas’ two biggest cities within 90 minutes. Construction could begin in the first half of next year.
Gov. Greg Abbott loosens coronavirus restrictions for restaurants and other businesses in most regions of Texas, Posted on 9/18/20
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $1 Billion to Upgrade American Infrastructure, Posted on 9/16/20
The state budget plan offers a glimpse at state agency cuts, Posted on 9/1/20
In response to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on 4/23/20 that it will give transit agencies more time to meet the requirements of the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation.
Agencies in the Spotlight
Houston’s METRORapid Silver Line opens for service Posted on 8/24/20
DART Approves ‘Hero Pay’ for Frontline Workers Posted on 7/10/20
CCRTA to Require Use of Facial Coverings Posted on 6/26/20
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Per order of Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) will require all individuals to use facial coverings while utilizing public transportation, or while at CCRTA transfer stations, bus stops, or facilities. The order goes into effect on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:59pm.
DART installing COVID-19 shields on all buses Posted on 6/18/20
Local farmers partner with CapMetro to deliver fresh produce to vulnerable families Posted on 4/22/20
METRO Expands Public Safety Efforts, Adjusts Some Service, Encourages Social Distancing on System Posted on 3/16/20
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $28.22 Million for Montana RTS Corridor in El Paso, Texas Posted on 3/13/20
VIA announces Smart Transit Milestone: 1M Tickets Sold on goMobileApp Posted on 2/10/20
DART launches discount GoPass Tap Card Posted on 2/10/20
CapMetro’s brand new electric buses hit the road in Austin posted 1/26/20
South West Area Regional Transit District (SWART) has been nominated as Uvalde’s Business of the Year! The voting is open to the general public and runs through the end of January. Please take a moment to support one of our member agencies by casting your vote today. This can be done by selecting the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Uvalde2020
Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority Proudly Announces the Unveiling and Launching of Corpus Christi’s First Autonomous Shuttle on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Help REAL reach its matching opportunity! Give today through the Coastal Bend Day of Giving. Martín Ornelas explains how important this project is.
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces New Guidance for Transit Joint Development Projects Posted on 8/14/2020
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $464 Million in Grant Awards Nationwide to Revitalize America’s Bus Infrastructure Posted on 8/11/20
Texas to allow limited visitation in nursing homes with no active coronavirus cases Posted on 8/6/20
While hospitalizations declined, more than 20% of coronavirus deaths were reported in the past week Posted on 8/5/20
Texas reports over 7,000 people have died from coronavirus Posted on 8/3/20
Here’s how the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded in Texas since March Posted on 7/31/20
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Availability of $225 Million for Transit Pilot Program Posted on 7/29/20
Federal Government to Distribute Nearly 100 Million Cloth Facial Coverings for Transportation Passengers Posted on 6/12/20
U.S. Department of Transportation to Distribute Over 15 Million Cloth Facial Coverings to America’s Transportation Workforce Posted on 5/28/20
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1.25 Million in Funding Available for Real-Time Transit Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Condition Assessment Demonstration Program Posted on 5/28/20
U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Top 100,000 as South American Cases Surge Posted on 5/27/20
Child care centers, bars and sporting events scheduled for Texas’ next phase of reopening Posted on 5/18/20
U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Safety Advisory to Reduce Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Among Transit Employees & Passengers Posted on 4/14/20
Coronavirus Reveals Transit’s True Mission Posted on 4/8/20
Fiscal Year 2020 CARES Act Supplemental Public Transportation Apportionments and Allocations Posted on 4/2/20
Senate passes stimulus bill that includes $25 billion in emergency funding for transit agencies Posted on 3/26/20
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