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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.

Save the dates for TTA’s 2021 State Roadeo, Conference and Vendor Expo:  May 21-26, 2021 in Corpus Christi 

COVID-19 Updates:
Get the latest COVID-19 news and information for professional transit system managers. 
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Texas COVID-19 Case Counts by County


United States Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker

Breaking News:

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton: Face mask mandates OK for counties, public transportation Posted on 8/4/2020

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a pair of opinions Tuesday siding with counties and transportation authorities on face mask requirements.  The opinions both stated that local authorities can issue face mask mandates, something that Republican state lawmakers had resisted until cases spiked in recent months.

City of Brownsville Declaration Increases Social Distancing Measures to 8 Feet and Decreases Allowed Occupancy Posted on 7/29/20
Cecile Young to lead Texas Health and Human Services Commission Posted on 7/27/20
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Projects a Fiscal 2021 Ending Shortfall of $4.6 Billion in Revised Revenue Estimate Posted on 7/20/20
Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texans in most counties to wear masks in public  Posted on 7/2/20

Executive Order No-GA-29-related to the use-of-face-coverings-during-COVID-19

TTA July Newsletter

The CDC has published a Mass Transit Decision guide to assist mass transit administrators in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remember, it is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while
adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community. Posted on 5/15/2020

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.

Frequently Asked Questions from FTA Grantees Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Posted 3/13/20
Coronavirus Resource Information Posted on 03.09.20

Agencies in the Spotlight

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.
Houston Metro Steps up Public Service Efforts, Cleaning to Prevent Spread of COVID-19
METRO Bus Cleaning Procedure (video)
CapMetro & COVID-19
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. 
DART Accepts APTA Innovation Award for GoPass App
Ford Tributes Rural series that includes a segment on Panhandle Community Services

Latest News:

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
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
Gov. Greg Abbott says Amarillo has “turned a corner” after coronavirus flare-up 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

Bus Operators and Transit Authorities – COVID-19 Guidance by Ohio Dept. of Health Posted on 4/14/20

CDC Issues New Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Posted in 4/9/20

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
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $25 Billion to Help Nation’s Public Transportation Systems Respond to COVID-19 Posted on 4/2/20 
Homeland Security designates for-hire transportation as ‘Essential Critical Infrastructure Posted on 3/31/20
To slow COVID-19, Trump administration closes southern border to nonessential travel Posted on 3/20/20
Gov. Greg Abbott closes bars, restaurants and schools as he anticipates tens of thousands could test positive for coronavirus Posted on 3/19/20
METRO Expands Public Safety Efforts, Adjusts Some Service, Encourages Social Distancing on System Posted on 3/16/20
TxDOT: COVID-19 Response Information from Texas Transit Providers
FTA Announces Increased Flexibility to Help Transit Agencies Respond to Coronavirus Posted on 3/13/20
Texas governor declares statewide emergency, says state will soon be able to test thousands  Posted on 3/13/20
2019 Interim Legislative Charges released by the Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
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