Newsletter – February 6, 2015

State, Regional, & Local Updates

2015 Lift Training

Who Should Attend: Staff or shops responsible for lift repairs and preventative maintenance.

When: March 11th at 9 am & 1 pm

Location: 1701 Birchwood Ave, Des Plaines

What is this? Facilitated by Midwest Transit & Braunability, 2 sessions on common lifts adjustments & troubleshooting.

Limited space, please RSVP to contact listed on the flyer.


In The News

Rides Robinson Construction (1/20)
SCCS Awarded Cultivation License (2/3)
DMT New Director Named (1/21)


Public Transit Statewide Map

Download new map & contact info (2/5)

  • Jersey, Calhoun, & Greene finished primer & submitted grant application.
  • C-CARTS’ new website.



IDOT’s 5311 County Grantee & Staff Assignment (1/30)

Signature Authority Matrix (IPTA 12/23)


IDOT’s Vehicle Delivery Status

New Timeline: 2013 CVP & DCIP (2/3)


Breakout Group Topics

Transit Manager Pilot Program (12/12)

Vehicle Specs Feedback & Reply (12/19)

Draft State Management Plan & Coordinator’s Feedback (Dec. 2014)


PCOM Webinar Reminder

Date & Time: February 11th at 1 pm
IDOT’s webinar announcement (1/30)
Click add to your calendar: vCaliCal


RTAC Spring Conference

Who Should Attend: All 5311 Operators & interested stakeholders / 5310 agencies.

When: April 1st & 2nd, 2015

Location: Northfield Inn, Springfield

Click here to register for free.
Click to add to your calendar.
Event announcement letter with details.

Don’t forget RTAC’s Roadeo April 25! Winners attend the national CTAA conference & rodeo for free!

Transportation Funding, Research, & Resources

Opportunities & Awards

Healthcare Access Mobility Design Challenge (NCMM AppDue 3/27)

National RTAP Announces Technical Assistance Solicitation (AppDue 2/27)

Ladders of Opportunity Grant Awards Announced (NCST 1/23)



Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation (1/29 TCRP174)

February Earthquake Awareness & Newsletter (CUSEC)

Timely Topic

Winter Driving Tips & Reminders (IDOT)

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

Expanding Specialized Transportation:
New Opportunities under the Affordable Care Act (AARP 1/28)

Technical Assistance & Regulations

FHWA Fundamental of Transportation Data (Part1) Webinar (IDOT)

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Acronym Key

CTAA – Community Transportation Association of America
CUSEC – Central United States Earthquake Consortium
DMT – Danville Mass Transit
FHWA – Federal Highway Administration
FTA – The Federal Transit Administration
IDOT – Illinois Department of Transportation
NCCM – National Center for Mobility Management
NCST – National Center on Senior Transportation
Rides – Rides Mass Transit District
RTAC – Illinois Rural Transit Assistance Center
RTAP – National Rural Technical Assistance Program
SCCS – Shelby County Community Services, Inc.
TCRP – Transit Cooperative Research Program
5311 – Rural Public Transit Funding
CVP – Consolidated Vehicle Program
DCIP – Downstate Capital Initiative Program
PCOM – Program Compliance Oversight Monitor

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