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March 2019

Education Series Webinar: Shaping Your Digital Footprint in the Transit Industry: Website and Social Media

March 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the Missouri Public Transit Association on March 6, 2019 for a webinar to learn how to best use digital assets, including websites and social media to promote transit services and to communicate with your constituents – it’s easier than you think!  This MPTA Educational Series Webinar event will feature tips and tricks for getting the most out of your website and social media platforms. Click here to register now! FEATURING: Todd Flatt, IT Systems Admin, SMTS, Inc. and Mallory…

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September 2019

2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference will be held September 11-13 at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO

September 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza,
401 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Registration is now open for the 2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference which will be held September 11-13 at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO.  The conference will provide a space for transit professionals, stakeholders, elected and interested citizens across the Midwest to share innovative ideas and best practices with a variety of top presentations, workshops and panel discussions. Five state public transit associations are hosting this informative and not to be missed event, including: Iowa Public Transit Association Kansas Public Transit…

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Understanding ADA NTI Training September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
City Utilities Transit and Fleet Management Training Room,
1505 N. Boonville
Springfield, MO 65803 United States

City Utilities Transit will be hosting a National Transit Institute (NTI) training: Understanding ADA.  Session capacity is limited and early registration is recommended. NTI Training – Understanding ADA Thursday, September 19, 2019 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hosted by City Utilities Transit and Fleet Management Training Room 1505 N. Boonville Springfield, MO 65803 Cost: $0 CEUs: 0.40 Description: The goal of this course is to teach transit professionals the legal background of ADA and paratransit requirements. Topics include: ADA legal requirements that apply…

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October 2019

MPTA Education Series: Recruiting, Hiring, Building, Developing and Retaining a Sustainable Driver Workforce Training

October 29, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MoDOT Central Offices,
1511 Missouri Blvd., Blue Room
Jefferson City, MO 65102 United States
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Missouri Public Transit Association is offering a special one-day training on Recruiting, Hiring, Building, Developing and Retaining a Sustainable Driver Workforce in partnership with the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) on October 29, 2019 in Jefferson City, MO at MoDOT Central Offices, 1511 Missouri Blvd., Parish Room, Jefferson City, MO. Transit driver recruitment and retention is top of mind for Missouri transit providers as well as providers from the surrounding states who will be invited to attend this event.   Drivers…

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March 2020

MPTA Education Series Presents FTA PTASP Workshop

March 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Remington Nature Center (Conference Room),
1502 McArthur Drive
St. Joseph, 64505 United States
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This workshop is targeted at Missouri transit agencies and will focus on the minimum requirements needed for agencies to comply with the PTASP rule (49 C.F.R. Part 673) and provide Safety Management Systems implementation strategies. Additionally, the workshop will discuss how to begin creating agency safety plans, including the identification of key stakeholders to coordinate agency safety plan development. Instructor: William Kalt, Director of Operations and Program Management, Federal Transit Administration Region VII Following the training, there will be an opportunity…

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April 2020

MPTA Education Series Presents: De-Escalation and Drivers – a Live Webinar

April 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MoDOT Central Offices,
1511 Missouri Blvd., Blue Room
Jefferson City, MO 65102 United States
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UPDATE: This event will now be hosted online through Zoom. Driver safety is top of mind for Missouri transit providers.  Join the Missouri Public Transit Association for the next Education Series event, De-Escalation and Drivers.  The program, facilitated by Bi-State General Manager of System Safety & Security, Stephen Berry, will include de-escalation techniques, driver safety improvements, and an opportunity to connect and share ideas with transit providers from across the state. Berry, former deputy director of transit safety and workforce development…

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July 2020

MPTA Education Series Presents: ADA Toolkit Overview – Webinar July 22

July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The MPTA, in partnership with RTAP presents an overview of The National RTAP ADA Toolkit, which will be thoroughly updated in June 2020 with new content, resources, explanations, templates, questions and answers, glossary, and more. The Toolkit is meant to give rural and tribal transit managers an overview of their responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations to provide equal service to all passengers. Join Cara Marcus, National RTAP, and Beth Hamby and Buffy Ellis, KFH Group, for an overview of the…

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August 2020

MPTA Vendor Spotlight Virtual Event: Commute with Enterprise

August 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
United States
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Join us on August 12 for a special inaugural MPTA Vendor Spotlight designed to connect MPTA members with MPTA vendors and their services that can enhance your operations. This August, the spotlight is on Commute with Enterprise presented by Cheryl O’Connor, Commute Sales Manager – Public Sector. Their commute program provides a valuable transportation option to those not serviced by fixed routes and can help fill service gaps that you may be currently experiencing in your communities. Registration is required. Click…

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September 2020


September 9, 2020 - September 10, 2020
United States
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The 2020 Missouri Public Transit Conference is right around the corner on September 9-10, 2020. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to help shape policy, develop networks, and collaborate to share knowledge and create new ideas for transit in Missouri especially in light of the challenging times with COVID-19.   The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) was established in 1980 to provide a unified voice for public and specialized transportation providers in Missouri and to work toward elevating the status of…

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October 2020

MPTA Education Series Presents: Communicating Effectively with Employees During COVID 19

October 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
United States
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The pandemic is creating challenging times in transit agencies across the country, however, it is imperative to keep communication channels open with employees at all times. Hear from Chief External Affairs Officer Cindy Baker and Vice President of People Development Susan Miller with KCATA on communication strategies being employed to ensure success inside and outside their organization. Registration is required - Register here. Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Time: 11:00 am Location: Virtual

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