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June 2021

MPTA Education Series Presents: Human Trafficking and Transit in Missouri

June 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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MPTA will host a conversation with Executive Director Sherrita Allen, MA, LPC and Administrator of Community Based Services Jessica Wilkins, LMSW with The Covering House.  The Covering House provides refuge and restoration, using the least restrictive environment, for sexually exploited and trafficked children and teens. They will be discussing the impact of human trafficking in Missouri and the role that transit plays.   Please join us for this very important conversation. Time: 11 a.m.Date: June 23, 2021 Location: Zoom Registration is Required

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August 2021

MPTA Vendor Spotlight: Innovative Transit Solutions to Improve Your Fleet

August 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Vendor Spotlight Innovative Transit Solutions to Improve Your Fleet

As transit fleets look for ways to improve their service experience, not only for riders, but also for operators, transit managers, and their communities as a whole, more and more innovative solutions are needed.  Reducing emissions with alternative fuels or vehicle options, or installing mobile digital video recording with live tracking and streaming capabilities are two ways to make these sorts of improvements. Chris Ishmael, president of CWI Digital Systems, will discuss the benefits to the entire transit organization of…

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September 2021

2021 Midwest Transit Conference

September 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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The 2021 Conference will provide several opportunities to meet with other transit professionals, stakeholders, elected and interested citizens across the Midwest. Three state public transit associations are hosting this informative and not to be missed event, including: Iowa Public Transit Association, Kansas Public Transit Association, and Missouri Public Transit Association. Hosted at the Mariott St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, this tri-state event brings forth a unique opportunity to share innovative ideas and best practices with a variety…

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October 2021

MPTA Education Series: TRANSIT CATALYST FOR COMMUNITY RESPONSE

October 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual,
United States
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CTAA Education Event

CTAA Highlights Case Studies of Success During the Pandemic An unknown foe, unfolding crisis and unprecedented impact. Transit agencies, just like every other element of American life, faced these three challenges in 2020 during the height of the global COVID- 19 pandemic. In order to better understand how agencies served their communities and persevered through the last year and a half, the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) published an analysis of how transit proved to be a catalyst for…

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November 2021

MPTA Education Series Presents: An Introduction to the Transit Workforce Center

November 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The next MPTA Education Series event will highlight and explore the new Transit Workforce Center (TWC), the FTA’s first ever national technical assistance center to help transit agencies recruit, hire, train, and retain a diverse workforce. The TWC will support public transit agencies’ workforce development needs for all methods of public transit across urban and rural providers. The TWC will also work to address the national transit worker shortage. Through technical assistance activities to help develop frontline transit workers’ skills,…

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December 2021

MPTA Education Series: Addressing Behavioral Health on Transit Systems – December 8, 2021, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

December 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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The next MPTA Education Series will look at Addressing Behavioral Health on Transit Systems with Stacy Nonn, Associate Director of Comprehensive Integration with Chestnut Health, Emily Schwaegel, Behavioral Health Outreach Coordinator with Chestnut Health.  Stacy and Emily will talk about the work their team is doing on the MetroLink system in Illinois and protocols that could be used on any system. Since the program launch in April 2021, Chestnut staff have provided services to more than  700 riders including shelter, food, treatment,…

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January 2022

MPTA Education Series – In the Weeds: Challenges, Conditions, and Considerations of Transportation Service Coordination

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
In the Weeds Challenges, Conditions, and Considerations of Transportation Service Coordination

According to the Federal Transit Authority, Mobility Management is an innovative approach for managing and delivering coordinated transportation services to customers, including older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with lower incomes. Mobility management focuses on meeting individual customer needs through a broad transportation network—public transit, private operators, cycling and walking, volunteer drivers, and others—working together with customers, planners, and stakeholders to deliver the transportation options that best meet the community’s needs. What role do Mobility Managers play in working…

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March 2022

MPTA Vendor Spotlight – Solutions to Prevent and Prepare for Accidents

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
MPTA Vendor Spotlight - Accidents

Transit providers work tirelessly to get people where they need to go every day and ensuring the safety and timeliness of staff and riders is always a top priority. While accidents are inevitable, they are often preventable.  If an accident does occur, it is important to be prepared to handle the consequences of those accidents. Join us for a chat with MPTA Vendor Members that are providing the solutions transit providers need to help reduce preventable accidents and navigate the…

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May 2022

MPTA Vendor Spotlight: Products for Passenger Safety with Luminator

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Virtual,
United States
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Vendor Spotlight Luminator

Join us for a chat with MPTA Vendor Members that are providing the solutions transit providers need to help reduce preventable accidents and navigate the outcomes of accidents that do happen. Rich Medina of Luminator Technology Group will discuss Geotab Surfsight (Surfsight automatically detects and alerts distracted driver behavior and harsh driving incidents in real-time), video mirror Solutions, and passenger information solutions addressing some of the leading causes of preventable accidents. Time: 9 a.m. CST Date: May 11, 2022 Location: Zoom RSVP Required – Click here to register…

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June 2022

MPTA Education Series Presents Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Training

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual,
United States
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Don’t miss this unique training for anyone in the transit industry.  The Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Training (OEND) training covers a variety of information to assist in allowing persons to learn more about several areas concerning addiction and overdoses. Topics that will be covered include: What is Addiction, The Changing Landscape of Drug Use, Saving Lives / Using Harm Reduction, Opioid Overdoses, and Resources. Those attending will be informed on existing efforts to combat the opioid crisis and legislative…

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