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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.

COVID-19 Updates:
Get the latest COVID-19 news and information for professional transit system managers. 
Brought to you in collaboration with Transit Aware.

Breaking News:

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

TTA Newsletter May 2020


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.


President Trump announced on Thursday, April 16, 2020 the White House’s plan for eventually rolling back social distancing measures and reopening the country’s economy in several phases — depending on location.

The plan calls for three phases to reopening the country, based on the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in each individual state or region.

Opening Up America Again Guidelines 

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Safety Advisory to Reduce Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Among Transit Employees & Passengers Posted on 4/14/20
United States Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker

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
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute COVID-19 pandemic Survey:
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute is conducting a brief survey for the Texas Transit Association (TTA) and the South West Transit Association (SWTA) about how transit agencies are currently being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This information is expected to be useful in disseminating ideas and identifying needed resources to address COVID-19 impacts. 
 
The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and is available at Survey of COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Transit Agencies or https://tti.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8cYu0ct81j2LRmR
Your feedback is important, please respond no later than April 24, 2020.
  

State Roadeo, Conference and Expo has been canceled due to COVID-19:

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
Frequently Asked Questions from FTA Grantees Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Posted 3/13/20
Coronavirus Resource Information Posted on 03.09.20
Houston Metro Steps up Public Service Efforts, Cleaning to Prevent Spread of COVID-19
METRO Bus Cleaning Procedure (video)
CapMetro & COVID-19

 

Agencies in the Spotlight

Local farmers partner with CapMetro to deliver fresh produce to vulnerable families Posted on 422/20
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 Distrcit (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:

5 Long-term Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Transit Posted on 5/15/20
MTA to use UV light to clean transit system Posted on 5/12/20
4 questions transit agencies need to ask themselves in the wake of COVID-19 Posted on 5/12/20
Heroes moving heroes’: Public transit workers pay heavy price on coronavirus frontline Posted on 4/13/20
Ridership drops 66% CapMetro says in most recent update Posted 4/11/20
Coronavirus Reveals Transit’s True Mission Posted on 4/8/20
Federal relief package includes $104 million for public transit in Austin Posted on 4/3/20
Commuters Take Steps to Stay Healthy While Riding Public Transit Posted on 4/3/20
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
Gov. Greg Abbott tells Texans to stay home except for essential activity in April Posted on 4/1/20
North Texas Cities Keep Public Transportation Open Despite Coronavirus Concerns, Shelter-In-Place Orders Posted on 3/31/20
DCTA expands microtransit service in response to COVID-19 Posted on 3/31/20
New York MTA to distribute 75K masks to frontline workers Posted on 3/31/20
Homeland Security designates for-hire transportation as ‘Essential Critical Infrastructure Posted on 3/31/20
Texas to enforce quarantine orders to Louisiana drivers entering state Posted on 3/30/20
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Deadline Extension for Federal Transit Administration Competitive Grant Programs Posted on 3/30/20
The number of Texans filing for unemployment increased 860% in a week Posted on 3/27/20
Senate passes stimulus bill that includes $25 billion in emergency funding for transit agencies Posted on 3/26/20
More than 100 apply for CapMetro cleaning, operator jobs within hours Posted on 3/24/20
Texas’s largest counties are issuing stay-at-home orders as coronavirus spreads Posted on 3/24/20
Waco Transit System sets 10-passenger limit Posted on 2/23/20
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
Texas transit agencies are still getting front-line responders and low-income Texans to work. But service may change as the crisis continues. Posted on 3/18/20
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $11 Million in Funding Available for Transit Innovation Nationwide Posted on 3/18/20
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $20.3 Million in Grants to Improve Transportation Access Through Innovative Technologies Posted on 3/16/20
Major cities shutdown, Trump asks Americans to avoid groups over 10 people Posted on 3/16/20
No gatherings of 50 or more for now, urges the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Posted on 3/15/20
Travelers stuck in long lines at DFW due to CDC questionnaire and enhanced screening, airport says Posted on 3/14/20
Texas governor declares statewide emergency, says state will soon be able to test thousands  Posted on 3/13/20
FTA Announces Increased Flexibility to Help Transit Agencies Respond to Coronavirus Posted on 3/13/20
Coronavirus in Austin: 3 test positive, including UT president’s wife Posted on 3/13/20
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $8.5 Million Funding Opportunity to Help Communities Prosper through Transit  Posted on 3/3/20
Here’s how many coronavirus cases there are in Texas — and everything else you need to know Posted on 3/2/20
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Three CIG Project Sponsors Approved to Use $64 Million in Cost Savings for Additional Eligible Activities  Posted on 2/28/20
To fight huge drop in bus riders, North Texas transit agency faces hard choices about who gets service  Posted on 2/26/20
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $9.3 Million for Innovative Projects to Improve Rail Transit and Bus Operator Safety  Posted on 2/13/20
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces More Than $454 Million in Funding Availability for Buses Nationwide  posted on 2/7/20
National Pledge by Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking 1/28/20
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $5.4 Million to Combat Human Trafficking and Improve Safety on Public Transit   1/28/20
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $5 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transportation on Tribal Lands 1/15/20
Federal Transit Administration Launches $11 Million Innovation Initiative 1/15/20
Austin unveils multi-billion dollar transit plan with possible light rail expansion, downtown subway  1/15/20
2019 Interim Legislative Charges released by the Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
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