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February 2021

MPTA Vendor Spotlight Event: Electric Transit Vehicle Showcase

February 24, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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The Missouri Public Transit Association will be hosting a Vendor Spotlight event on Electric Transit Vehicles on February 24, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. central time. This panel will be similar to the vendor networking event hosted as a part of the 2020 Missouri Public Transit Conference. Each vendor will receive 7-10 minutes depending on number participating to talk about their products and answer questions. John Hatch, Regional Sales Manager with BYD, will showcase the BYD battery-electric transit buses ranging from…

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March 2021

MO Transit Managers’ Round Table on Accident Investigations and Policy Development

March 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Join MPTA for its first Round Table Discussion on March 11 on Transit Accident Investigation and Policy Development.   This will be a hands-on discussion among transit managers/operations personnel and industry experts to share ideas, policies, and opportunities for improvement with regards to an accident or incident involving a Missouri transit provider. The first Round Table will spotlight an incident involving City Utilities of Springfield. Round Table Outline: Review accident video. Peer observations or questions. Review specific video. Review agency policies.…

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April 2021

MPTA Round Table for Transit Operations Personnel

April 8, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual,
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Join MPTA for a Round Table Discussion on April 8 at 11:30 a.m. on Transit Security Program Evaluation.   This will be a hands-on discussion among transit managers/operations personnel/security and industry experts to share ideas, policies, and opportunities for improvement with regards to Missouri transit provider security programs and protocols. This Round Table will spotlight the Metro Transit Program in St. Louis. Round Table Outline: Review of Security Program Peer observations, questions, and discussion Agency discussion of handling. Don’t miss this…

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June 2021

Making Sure Your Security Personnel are in the Know – Missouri Intelligence Liaison Officer Program

June 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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The Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) provides a public safety partnership consisting of local, state and federal agencies, as well as the public sector and private entities that will collect, evaluate, analyze, and disseminate information and intelligence to the agencies tasked with Homeland Security responsibilities in a timely, effective and secure manner. Learn about how Intelligence Liaison Officers work with MIAC to help identify potential terrorism situations, disseminate information and serve as a point of contact within a transit agency.…

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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
Webinar
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
Webinar
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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
Webinar
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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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