Welcome to the Texas Transit Association!
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.
Our 2023 Annual State Conference, Expo and Roadeo will feature industry-leading content, with timely general sessions, in-depth breakout sessions, and training. It will also have numerous networking opportunities with your friends and colleagues from the transit industry. This will also be the first State Roadeo competition since 2019.
Register Today! (early bird registration has been extended until February 28, 2023) Note: Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities are beginning to sell out, so act quickly. Don’t miss this excellent networking opportunity with transit members from across the state.
Unfortunately, TTA’s Evening Reception at Jack and Ginger’s Irish Pub has been canceled due to inclement weather. This event was initially scheduled to take place tomorrow evening from 5:30 to 7:00 PM but will not be possible due to the continually declining weather conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience but appreciate the tremendous support that we received from everyone.
TTA has extended the award nomination deadline to February 16, 2023. Nominations may be made by any individual employed by a transit agency, an official of a transit agency, a regular or an associate member of Texas Transit Association, any TxDOT employee who works with the public transportation industry, any elected official or employee of local, city, or county governments.
An organization may also self-nominate. Categories include Outstanding Metropolitan, Small Urban, and Rural Transit Systems along with many other classifications recognizing the outstanding individuals and accomplishments in our industry. See the link below for a full listing of categories. Again, the last day for nominations will be February 16, 2023.
Creative Bus Sales has hundreds of Federal Transit Administration-compliant Ford E-Transit vans customized by Forest River in inventory and will reach 1,000 by year-end, providing an immediate – and green – solution to this significant problem.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) together awarded $49.2 million in innovative technology grants to improve mobility and multimodal connections for millions of Americans who travel on our nation’s highway and transit systems.
Agencies in the Spotlight
With Austin experiencing record-breaking heat this summer, CapMetro is readjusting its protocols when offering free rides to cooling centers.
VIA Link Launching New On-Demand Zone on South Side, Posted on 8/6/22
VIA Metropolitan Transit is expanding its VIA Link service to include a South Zone opening Monday, August 8, 2022. This is the third VIA Link zone to open since the on-demand transit option was introduced in 2019 with a Northeast Zone and grew in 2021 with a Northwest Zone.
In its continuing efforts to reduce barriers to transportation for all Americans, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $6 million Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to help improve people’s access to affordable transportation, especially in areas that currently lack efficient and convenient transit options.
Transit Veteran Roberto Treviño Joins METRO Board of Directors, Posted 7/29/22
Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) Executive Director Roberto Treviño has joined METRO’s Board of Directors. Treviño, who will represent Harris County, was sworn in earlier today.
The Texas A&M University Kingsville graduate and professional engineer brings nearly two decades of transportation experience to the METRO Board. As Executive Director of HCTRA Treviño is responsible for capital and other assets totaling $4.7 billion.
DART Light Rail Speed Reductions Due to Extreme Temperatures, Posted 7/19/22
Due to the record high temperatures across North Texas, which is expected to last for the next several days according to the National Weather Service, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will implement speed restrictions on light rail service between 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., through Wednesday, July 20.
Federal Mask Requirement Lifted for Public Transportation, Posted on 4/19/22
As a result of a court order, effective immediately and as of April 18, 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) January 29, 2021 Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect. Therefore, CDC will not enforce the Order. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.
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