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December 2022

Virtual Round Table on Vehicle Maintenance Challenges

December 7, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual,
United States

Join MPTA for a virtual round table discussion on vehicle maintenance challenges via Zoom on Wednesday, December 7 at 12:00 pm as part of MPTA’s Education Series.  Pre-registration is required to attend and can be completed HERE. Vehicle maintenance issues are one of the many challenges facing transit providers across Missouri.  From worker shortages to supply chain disruptions, transit agencies are forced to keep vehicles in service longer with fewer staff to maintain them.  Evolving technologies, continuous training, and funding needs present additional…

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February 2023

MPTA Education Series Presents: KC Streetcar Expansion Update

February 7, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Virtual,
United States

MPTA's next Education Series Event will present an update on the Kansas City Streetcar Expansion work underway, including the Main Street and Riverfront extensions.  Join us virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, February 7 at 8:30 am.  Pre-registration is required and can be completed HERE. Hear from Tom Gerend, Executive Director of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority and David Johnson, Project Leader at TransPro and Chair of the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance, as they discuss the status of the expansion projects, as well as the regional funding opportunities that…

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May 2023

MPTA Education Series Presents: Impacts of Marijuana Legalization on Drug & Alcohol Testing

May 3, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Virtual,
United States

MPTA's next Education Series event will explore the impacts of the legalization of marijuana in Missouri on drug and alcohol testing in the transit sector.  Join us virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, May 3 at 8:30 am.  Pre-registration is required and can be completed HERE. Hear from Iyon Rosario, Sr. Drug and Alcohol Program Manager at the Federal Transit Administration and Jonathan Flint, Transit Manager at Steamboat Springs Transit in Colorado, as they discuss the enforcement and provider perspectives and…

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June 2023

MPTA Education Series Presents: Succession Planning – Organizational Perspective

June 21, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Virtual,
United States

MPTA Education Series Presents: Succession Planning - an Organizational Perspective.  Join us virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, June 21 at 8:30 am.  Pre-registration is required and can be completed HERE. Caryn Souza, Deputy Executive Director - Training and Certification Programs at CTAA will provide MPTA members with an in-depth overview of success planning for your organization.  From developing people internally to integrating succession planning with strategic planning, Souza will highlight the work your organization can be doing now to help…

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August 2023

MPTA Education Series: Virtual Round Table on Recruitment & Retention

August 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual,
United States

Join MPTA for a virtual round table discussion on Recruitment and Retention on Wednesday, August 30 at 12:00 pm as part of MPTA's Education Series.  Pre-registration is required to attend and can be completed HERE. Speakers from KCATA will tell the story of their agency's successful recruitment and retention efforts amid a challenging labor market.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn from KCATA's efforts, ask questions, and discuss lessons learned, challenges, and opportunities regarding recruitment with other transit providers…

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September 2023

2023 Midwest Transit Conference

September 6, 2023 - September 8, 2023
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center,
1 E Pershing Road
Kansas City, 64108 United States
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Midwest Transit Conference

Early bird registration is open for the 4-State 2023 Midwest Transit Conference. This two day conference will provide opportunities to meet with other transit professionals, stakeholders, elected and interested citizens from across the Midwest. Hosted at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, this event brings forth a unique opportunity to share innovative ideas and best practices with a variety of top presentations, mobile workshops, vendors and panel discussions from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. We want to also give special…

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MPTA Education Series Presents: Succession Planning – Frontline Worker Perspective

September 26, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Virtual,
United States

MPTA Education Series Presents: Success Planning - a Frontline Worker Perspective.  Join us virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, September 26 at 8:30 am.  Pre-registration is required and can be completed HERE. Representatives from the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) will join forces with local transit operators to provide MPTA members with information on the importance of succession planning for frontline workers, including how best to transfer knowledge & expertise, engage workers through mentoring programs, and enable successful succession planning. You can…

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October 2023

MPTA and CMT Presents: State of Transit in Missouri

October 24, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Virtual,
United States

  Missouri Public Transit Association and Citizens for Modern Transit to Host State of Transit in Missouri The transit advocacy organization Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) in partnership with the Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) has announced plans for its next virtual “Talking Transit” event, which is set for Tuesday, October 24, at 8:30 a.m. via ZOOM. This event will highlight the state of transit in Missouri following a second historic win at the Missouri State Legislature this year that increased state funding…

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February 2024

MPTA & CMT Presents: Economic Impact of Public Transit in Missouri Study Results

February 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Virtual,
United States

The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) in partnership with Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), will release the findings of a six-month study it commissioned to quantify the economic impact of public transit services in the state of Missouri during its next “Talking Transit” event. The discussion will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom and is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and can be completed here. Those in attendance will first hear from Robert M.…

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May 2024

MPTA Virtual Roundtable: Agencies on the move in Missouri

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual,
United States

Don’t miss the upcoming MPTA Virtual Peer Round Table Discussion on May 21 at 12 noon on agencies on the move in Missouri. From rural transit to the urban areas, there is a lot happening around transit, and the goal of this discussion will be to host a hands-on conversation among transit personnel and industry experts to share ideas, policies and opportunities for improvement for agencies of all sizes.  This event will include updates on leadership changes at SMTS; expansion underway at…

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