Oct
12
Sat
APTA’s 2019 Annual TRANSform Conference
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm

About this Conference
What better location than New York City – the epicenter of business, media, culture, and transportation – to launch APTA’s 2019 TRANSform Conference: a reimagined APTA Annual Meeting.

We’ve reimagined (and also reinvented and reinvigorated) this annual flagship event for the public transportation industry. At APTA’s TRANSform, you’re certain to find new experiences around every corner.

APTA’s TRANSform is where learning, sharing, experiencing, and networking will take center stage, providing the latest in policy, technology, and new mobility ideas.

Join APTA and our hosts, NYC DOT and MTA and be a part of this bold, new event.

What you’ll experience:

Powerful keynotes to help you see public transit in a different way
Unconventional session formats to maximize your learning and sharing experiences
Exciting technical tours that showcase one of the world’s largest public transit systems
A new products and services showcase format with more hours to extend the time you have to connect with partners
Unparalleled networking opportunities inside and outside the conference to broaden and deepen your career relationships
APTA’s TRANSform will provide the ideas, insights, and connections to help you manage the changing mobility environment and the future of public transportation.

Oct
15
Tue
BROWNSVILLE METRO 40TH ANNIVERSARY!
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 am

40th Anniversary celebration is scheduled for 3 days:

· October 15, 2019 – 40th Anniversary Celebration Kick-off with Press Conference

· October 16, 2019 – Staff Appreciation Day

· October 17, 2019 – Passenger Appreciation Day

Oct
22
Tue
2019 Oklahoma State Driving Championships and Training Conference @ Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center
Oct 22 – Oct 25 all-day

Hotel Information: To book your hotel rooms click here for online booking or call Marriott Central Reservations at 800-264-0165 and ask for the group code OTA. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis so make your reservation today to ensure availability. The special rate of $94 plus tax is available until September 24th or until sold out.

2019 Oklahoma State Driving Championships & Training Conference presented by Creative Bus Sales

 

 

CTAA Certified Community Transit Supervisor Training hosted by GoBus
Oct 22 – Oct 23 all-day
GoBus is hosting the CTAA Certified Community Transit Supervisor Training on October 22nd and 23rd in Kilgore. 
Only 16 spaces are available!
 
There is no charge for the training 
(limited scholarships are available for travel expense)
 
Important: Prerequisite Required!
 
To Register, please contact Melissa Cure at:
melissa.cure@etcog.org
Phone: 903-218-6435
TXDOT is also offering Scholarships to assist with travel expense (2 per agency)
All scholarships are available through eGrants.  If you have questions about scholarships  please call 512-486-5957
A training and certification program for front-line transit managers and supervisors
The front-line supervisor has a pivotal role in the transit organization. He or she is accountable for most of the day-to-day success of its operations. Many supervisors are promoted from within the ranks of the operating staff, while others come from a variety of backgrounds and must learn to effectively supervise. In their supervisory role, these individuals must also understand the overall objectives and mission of the transit organization, and they must be able to convey its practices, principles, and priorities to the operating staff. To meet the unique challenge facing these important personnel, CTAA has developed the “new” Certified Community Transit Supervisor 6.0 program. This two-day classroom workshop has been updated to include a wide variety of skills necessary to successfully manage front-line employees and a web-based prerequisite course. The workshop will provide comprehensive training in leadership, working effectively within a team, communication skills, coaching skills, performance gap analysis, motivation, use of positive & progressive discipline, dealing with emotional employees and how to use feedback effectively.
At the conclusion of this training, class participants are tested in their mastery of these areas. Having passed the examination component, trainees will be professionally certified by CTAA as Certified Community Transportation Supervisors (CCTS); this certification will be valid for three years, whereupon the supervisor must recertify to keep the CCTS designation.
Course Prerequisite:
 
CTAA, in partnership with the Center for Transportation eLearning (CTeL), has developed a web-based prerequisite course (approximately four hours) to provide the basic skills training necessary for new and veteran managers and supervisors. The web-based program (taken prior to the classroom training) will include the supervisor’s role, succeeding as a new supervisor, communicating effectively, leading your team, coaching and counseling, conflict management and decision making, and transit supervisor responsibilities.

https://ctaa.org/ccts/

Oct
29
Tue
Public Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC)
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Public Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC) consists of nine members, appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House of Representatives. The committee’s primary responsibilities include:

Advising the commission on the needs of the state’s public transportation providers
Advising the commission on the allocation of public transportation funds
Commenting on rules involving public transportation
Committee Members
Marc Whyte – General Public Representative
James C. Cline, Jr. – General Public Representative
Ken Fickes, CCTM – Transportation Provider Representative
John McBeth – Transportation Provider Representative
J.R. Salazar – Transportation Provider Representative
Dietrich M. von Biedenfeld – Transportation User Representative

Oct
30
Wed
Texas Transportation Commission Meeting
Oct 30 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 am

TxDOT is governed by the five-member Texas Transportation Commission and an executive director selected by the commission. Commission members serve overlapping six-year terms and are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Texas Senate.

Contact Us

Email Commission
Commission Main Line (512) 305-9509
Commission Documents (512) 305-9536
Fax (512) 475-3072
Physical Address
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701 Mailing Address
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Nov
3
Sun
Remember to set the clocks back 1 hour for Day Light Savings Time
Nov 3 @ 2:00 am – 2:15 am

Do we gain or lose an hour in November?

As a result, most Americans now spring forward (turn clocks ahead and lose an hour) on the second Sunday in March (at 2:00 A.M.) and fall back (turn clocks back and gain an hour) on the first Sunday in November (at 2:00 A.M.).

Nov
14
Thu
Texas Transportation Commission Meeting @ Ric Williamson Hearing Room on the first floor
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

A LIVE VIDEO STREAM IS AVAILABLE FOR EACH TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING. THE LINK IS POSTED BELOW 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START.

Unless otherwise noted on the agenda, meetings are held at 125 East 11th St., Austin, Texas, in the Ric Williamson Hearing Room on the first floor. With the exception of closed executive sessions, all commission meetings are open to the public. Agendas will be posted to this site eight days prior to the meeting.

Texas Transit Association Board of Director’s Meeting @ TBD
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dec
12
Thu
Texas Transportation Commission Meeting @ Ric Williamson Hearing Room on the first floor
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

A LIVE VIDEO STREAM IS AVAILABLE FOR EACH TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING. THE LINK IS POSTED BELOW 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START.

Unless otherwise noted on the agenda, meetings are held at 125 East 11th St., Austin, Texas, in the Ric Williamson Hearing Room on the first floor. With the exception of closed executive sessions, all commission meetings are open to the public. Agendas will be posted to this site eight days prior to the meeting.