October 22, 2014

2013 Tribal Transit Summit

2-day summit hosted by Community Transportation Association of America, National Tribal Transit Association

2013 Tribal Transit Summit
Community Transportation Association of America
National Tribal Transit Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 3-4, 2013
BACKGROUND
Native Americans face many mobility challenges in accessing jobs, health care, shopping, education and other essential services. The trips to these destinations can be long, and many tribal areas struggle with continuing adverse economic conditions, such as high unemployment. Historically, resources to address these challenges have been limited, but innovative programs and funding can help build sustainable tribal transit services. MAP-21 resulted in major changes to the Federal Transit Administration’s Tribal Transit Grant Program.
OBJECTIVES
During this two-day national conference you’ll learn about:
-An historic perspective of tribal transit.
-The basics of tribal transit services.
-Planning and building a tribal transit program.
-Common and uncommon funding sources.
-Transportation coordination in the tribal environment.
-MAP-21 and FTA Tribal Transit Grant Program.
CONFERENCE SESSIONS INCLUDE:
-Tribal Transit 101: What is it? How does it work?
-Tribal Transit Planning: A guide to starting a tribal transit program.
-How do you pay for it? Funding overview: Federal state and local.
-Tribal Transit Financial Management.
-Impacts of MAP-21 for the FTA Tribal Transit Program.
-Transit and Tribal Tourism.
-Best practices- Models of Tribal Transit.
-Safety and Security.
WHO IS INVITED?
Everyone is welcome. The conference is especially ideal for:
-Tribal transit operators.
-Tribal Council members.
-Tribal planners.
-Tribal health care and human service agency officials.
-State DOT’s
-Regional and statewide planning personnel
-Vendors
CONFERENCE PROGRAM IN BRIEF
Monday, June 3
Convene 8:30 am & adjourn at 5:00 pm
Tuesday, June 4
Convene 8:30 am & adjourn at 4:30 pm
Lunch provided
PANELISTS
Panelists represent a wide range of experience in tribal transit planning, development, operation and financing, including:
-Tribal transit managers.
-Tribal transit planners.
-Tribal transit planning consultants.
-Tribal employment program representatives.
-Advocates for tribal elders.
-Health care program officials.
-State Departments of Transportation.
-Tribal human service transportation providers.
-Federal Transit Administration officials.

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