The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) recently elected Chance Long, of St. Joseph, MO, as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Long, who is set to serve a one-year term, will work alongside fellow board members to help fulfill the association’s purpose of providing a unified voice for public and specialized transportation providers in Missouri and working toward elevating the status of public transit as a national priority.
Long is a Transportation Planner with the City of St. Joseph, MO. In this capacity, she oversees St. Joseph’s Transit grant management and procurement. She has been with the City since 2016, and is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State. The current executive director of the MPTA, Kimberly Cella, and the MPTA’s staff provide legislative liaison services and its office serves as a central clearinghouse for member information and requests for assistance. The association has developed a variety of programs to facilitate education and networking among transit professionals in Missouri. Membership in MPTA is open to anyone who has an interest in the future of public transit in Missouri. Transit system members range from large urban systems to single vehicle agencies in the most rural counties of the state. Affiliate members include representatives of sheltered workshops, community organizations, citizen advocacy groups, government and quasi-government agencies and industry suppliers.
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Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) was established in 1980 as a Missouri non-profit corporation. It was formed to provide a unified voice for public and specialized transportation providers in Missouri and to work toward elevating the status of public transit as a national priority.