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.

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

Call for Abstracts for the 2021 TTA State Conference:
Do you have a specific message, presentation, or idea for a pressing Transit Topic?  If so, please be sure to provide detailed information so that we can include you and/or your idea in this year’s agenda. Submit to: Info@txtransit.org

Call for Nominations:

The Texas Transit Association’s Nominating Committee is seeking nominations of candidates to stand for election for the TTA Board of Directors in the following categories: Metro, Small Urban, and Rural.  All nominations of your colleagues are enthusiastically welcomed.  A link to the board nomination form is included below.  

Nominees who confirm their interest in standing for election will be requested to supply a formal candidate statement by email confirming their interest.  The Nominating Committee will review all nominations and approve a slate of nominees with the current Board of Directors.  An election ballot will then be circulated to the entire Membership.  All nominations must be received no later than 5 PM CST on November 30, 2020. 

For any questions about the nominating process, duties, or the time commitment of a board member, please contact Allen E. Hunter by email at allen@txtransit.org.

Link to Nomination Form: TTA Board of Directors Nomination Form


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


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Breaking News:

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

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

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.
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:

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
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
TxDOT: COVID-19 Response Information from Texas Transit Providers
2019 Interim Legislative Charges released by the Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
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If you have Suggestions, Request for training, Job postings, RFP’s or would like to share some exciting information, facts, details of an innovative project, or photos, simply submit your information and photos via email to info@txtransit.org.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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