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National RTAP / Federal Transit Administration / National Tribal Transit Association 1st Technical Assistance and Tribal Transit Program Conference and Roadeo Creating Partnerships for Rural Transit Solutions Conference Recap

  4/19/12--Transit professionals from rural and Tribal transit systems, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and state RTAP programs gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona March 18-21, 2012 to participate in the 1st Technical Assistance and Tribal Transit Program Conference and Roadeo. Final attendance totaled 213 individuals from 30 states plus the District of Columbia, representing 46 Native American Tribes and 12 state departments of transportation. ......

Session Spotlight - National RTAP/FTA/NTTA 1st Technical Assistance and Tribal Transit Program Conference FAAC Incorporated Demonstrates Train-the-Trainer Driver Simulation

The two-part Drive Right: Train-the-Trainer Driver Simulation session taughtby Steve Mentzer, Manager of Transit Simulations and Louis Maiello, Transit Training Specialist, of FAAC Incorporated was an engaging driver training course designed to teach several critical skill sets crucial to maintaining safe operations on the road.  Steve and Louie borrowed and transported a high-end van simulator from the Maryland Transit Administration, exclusively for the conference.  It featured physical rearv......

National RTAP/FTA/NTTA 1st Technical Assistance and Tribal Transit Program Conference Draws Private Companies and Various Technical Assistance Centers for Exhibitor Expo

The Exhibitor Expo during the National RTAP/FTA/NTTA 1st Technical Assistance and Tribal Transit Program was held on the second day, Tuesday, March 20, of the two and one-half day conference. The event was held in the foyer of the Radisson Fort McDowell Conference Center. The foyer is flanked with floor-to-ceiling windows that boast majestic views of the dusty, warm rolling hills of the Fort McDowell Reservation.  Conference attendees were treated to make-your-own ice cream sundaes as they ming......

Arizona Rural and Tribal Transit Roadeo

Arizona Rural and Tribal Transit Roadeo At the Radisson Fort McDowell in Arizona, it was a day of firsts.  It was the opening day of on-site registration for the 1st Technical Assistance and Tribal Transit Program Conference, a first time event hosted by the National Rural Transit Assistance Program in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration and the National Tribal Transit Association.  It was also the first time that an Arizona state rural transit roadeo was hosted in conjunction w......