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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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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July 2022

MPTA Education Series Presents: Results of MO Statewide Transit Needs Assessment

July 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
United States
Education Seriese MO State Wide Needs Assessment

The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) selected St. Louis-based Lochmueller Group – a full-service survey, planning, engineering and environmental firm – to lead a Statewide Transit Needs Assessment Study last fall. Lochmueller Group will present the results of those findings as well as policy recommendations moving forward.  The firm examined public transit access across Missouri, identified existing and potential service gaps and helped establish a guide for the development of optimum personal mobility as transit providers are forced to make…

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September 2022

MPTA 2022 State Conference & Expo

September 28, 2022 @ 7:00 am - September 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center,
333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65806 United States
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2022 MPTA Conference will be held September 28-29 at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield, MO.     REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

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October 2022

State of Transit in MO Webinar

October 27, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
United States
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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 Thursday, October 27, at 8:30 a.m. via ZOOM. This event will highlight the state of transit in Missouri following a historic win at the Missouri State Legislature this year that increased state funding for the first time in two-decades. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online by following…

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December 2022

Virtual Round Table on Vehicle Maintenance Challenges

December 7, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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