PPTA's enewsletter, brings you a quick snapshot of information!
February 28, 2017

Legislative/State/Federal Issues

CTAA Analyzes Initial Trump Budget Proposal

FTA TSO Spotlight March 2017 Issue

US: Report: Trump Wants to Move Tax Reform, Infrastructure Together

Due to a presidential order, the effective date of the FMCSA final rule titled "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators" is now May 22, 2017.
Pennsylvania State Police 'Overfunded' by $222M Last Year
Have you visited the Member's Only section of the PPTA website lately?  Find regulations, past newsletters, legislative Transportation Recaps, various member toolkits and so much more.

Committee News

Log into the Member's Only page on the PPTA website for the latest member information. 
The Committee Portal is available for all committee members assigned to respective committees.  All Core Committee members have access once signed into their Registration/Membership Director/Committee website.  For questions please contact the committee liaison for your committee.
PPTA has created an online Ecolane User Group under the PPTA Committee Portal.  This will allow PPTA transit agency members to interact with each other, share ideas and seek answers to quick questions and most of all, foster networking of the membership who have implemented Ecolane.  To sign up please contact Leeann.
PPTA has created a user group within the Committee Portal for those who have graduated from TransitSCORE.  If you are a recent graduate you are automatically enrolled but if you have graduated some time ago, please contact Lena Allen to be enrolled.  This will allow our industry trainers to network, connect and share information beneficial for all.

Member Advantage Programs

These are member benefit programs negotiated for PPTA members to save you money in your operation, provide additional benefits for your employees and more. Please take the time to review these special programs.

PPTA has worked hard to secure these select vendors offering specific programs and services just for you.  For more information, please contact Leeann.

Summer Meeting & Roadeo

The 2017 Summer Meeting & Roadeo will be held August 4-7th in Williamsport and hosted by River Valley Transit. 

The UPDATED Roadeo Handbook will be sent to the membership & posted very soon.  Have you decided which operators will compete? Choose your best to join us in Williamsport?

New this year is a Fixed Route Mobility Device Securement test.  Fixed Route Operators will be judged on Pre-Trip, Securement and the obstacle course while Paratransit Operators will be judged on Pre-Trip, Securement, Written Test and the obstacle course. 

PPTA Fall Conference

PPTA will host its 2017 Fall Conference in Harrisburg at the Harrisburg Hilton, November 8-10, 2017.  We look forward to networking and education in the state's capitol city. 

PPTA Spring Conference & Expo-UPDATED AGENDA

The Transformation of Transportation is this year's theme.  Please join your peers, business leaders, and all industry professionals for 4 days of education, networking and information you can't miss.

An updated conference agenda has been posted on the Spring Conference Event webpage as of the evening of 3/28/2017.  Don't forget to REFRESH your browser for the latest webpage details.

The networking Wednesday night event will be held at Bube's Brewery which will showcase a moment in time that provides history and excitement regarding the secret times during prohibition and beyond.  A flyer giving you further details is posted to the Spring Conference Event webpage as well.

If you are a business and looking to exhibit there is still time but it is running out.  Act Now!  Register under the Exhibitor registration site.

If you haven't registered for the conference as an attendee or booked your overnight room, time is running out!


Legislative Day

PPTA will hold a Legislative Day on the Hill at the PA State Capitol coming this September.  We are excited to meet with legislators and staff, educate and network with elected officials and work with various partners to create the awareness needed for our industry.  The PPTA Governmental Affairs Steering Committee is working to develop an agenda for this event along with like associations and peers.  Look for more information in the coming months.

National Updates!

APTA: Emerging Leaders Letter from APTA committee chairs
CTAA: Sign up for Emerging Leader Academy
National RTAP: Fire and Flood: Disaster Planning and Response webinar
NTI: Don't forget to access the NTI Educational Resources available to you.

Did you know?

Pennsylvanians love their chips. PA has six regional potato chip companies: Herr's, Utz, Martin's, Bon Ton, Bickel's and Snyder's of Hanover scattered around the state's Potato Chip Belt.

Considered the Chocolate Capital of the United States, Hershey, PA is home to the Hershey Chocolate Factory, where Hershey Kisses were created in 1907.

Have you registered to begin the Board Training Modules?  If not, contact Lena today!

April 11-12 - Crisis Communication & Infectious Disease Awareness

May 16 & 17 - Accident Investigation

May 23 - Executive Leadership Refresher Class-Invite ONLY

Register or view full the PennTRAIN calendar.

Items of Interest

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Robert Fiume
PPTA Chair

Leeann MacWilliams, CHSP
PPTA Executive Director

Lena Goodley, CMP
PPTA Director of Membership & Programs/PennTRAIN Program Coordinator


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