Newsletter – March 1, 2018

Federal Transportation News Update: Transportation for America — Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan (2/21/2018) “Zero dollars. That’s the actual amount of investment in transportation and infrastructure contained in President Trump’s long-awaited “infrastructure plan” announced last week. Zero dollars to improve economic competitiveness. Zero dollars to create new, better connections within our communities. Zero dollars to help […]

Newsletter – June 16, 2015

Updated Meeting Calendar Reminder: The June 18th meeting was cancelled. The next Region 8 meeting will be held September 17th at the Lifespan Center (Dial-A-Ride) in Charleston. The agenda will contain the annual business items, if you would like additional topics to be covered please submit those by August 31st. Download HSTP Updated Calendar CVP Endorsement Summary […]

Newsletter – April 9, 2015

Please see below for regional announcements, reminders, and an updated HSTP calendar. Below that you’ll find some driver reminders and information regarding tornado and flash flooding weather conditions. Stand Up for Transportation Today!  #SU4T Don’t forget to RSVP to the CVP Application Info session next week! SPRINGFIELD April 16th at 9 a.m. Springfield Mass Transit District 928 S. […]

Newsletter – February 20, 2015

Just a reminder that HSTP Region 8’s next meeting is 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 19th at Macon Resource Building in Decatur. A maintenance alert along with CVP and other announcements are below. IDOT CY15’s CVP grant applications will be going out at the end of the month. Traveling to Chicago on or after 3/7/15? IDOT […]

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 […]

Newsletter – November 14, 2014

Bi-Weekly Announcements 11-14-14 Vehicle Maintenance Information Metro Magazine Article: Preventing Bus Fires (Oct. 2014) (Website) Easter Seals: Lifts, Ramps & Securements: Common Issues & Best Practice Solutions (10/29) (PDF) To listen to the play-back recording, click on this link (download blackboard playback). RMTD: Vehicle Maintenance Workshop Preventative Maintenance (PMI) Sheets (2013) – Thanks to RTAC […]

Newsletter – October 29, 2014

Updates Highlighted Veteran Shuttle Route Brochure (10/29) (PDF) TRIP’s Leanna Morgan was provided this handout by Joel Ferren (VA contact for their volunteer services department). Thank you Leanna! RTAC: New! FY15 Driver Training Program Announcement (10/29) (PDFs) Announced by Jackie Waters – If you didn’t receive this announcement, please email her to add you to […]

Newsletter – October 16, 2014

Funding Opportunity, CVP14 Update, & Final Committee Breakout Notes FTA Announces Senior Transportation Grant Opportunity (10/14) (NCST link) Ladders of Opportunity Grant Program — Connecting Seniors to Public Transportation will award 5 communities a max $20,000 for 5 months. Proposals due Nov. 7th Announcement provided by Nicole George. CVP 2014 Application Data Snapshot(10/16 PDF) Prepared […]

Newsletter – October 2, 2014

Committee Updates Good News! Tech Chair Update – “Hello Region 8 friends. I am happy to say that my plans have changed and I will be remaining with SAIL. I will be able to continue working on transportation initiatives as well as SAIL programs and services as in the past. I am please to be […]

Newsletter – September 19, 2014

Vehicle Resources RTAC/SMTD Vehicle Winterization Reminder Winterizing vehicles should include checking the antifreeze, heaters, defrosters, tires, batteries & windshield wipers. IDOT Guidelines for a Vehicle Preventive Maintenance Program (2001) See pages 10-12, for a sample preventive maintenance schedule. In particular pay attention to annual recommendations as those are often good PM for preparing for the […]