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Happy Spring!  In this newsletter, please find information on the Region 8 Bulletin, Registration Reminder, and a great video from SWTA!  
U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit
Administration
REGION 8 BULLETIN
Rural Transit Agencies: Apply Now for 2016 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator's Award
Dear Grantees:
     Any local rural transit provider receiving assistance under Section 5311 may be nominated for the
FTA's Administrator's Award for Outstanding Public Service. Transit providers will be judged on
their success in improving the mobility of Americans in rural areas and providing better access to
jobs, health care, and other community services.
     Nominations must address how transit systems
create connections for riders, particularly in low-income communities, as well as veterans, seniors,
youths, and disadvantaged populations.
     The awards will be presented at the 22nd National Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation
conference in Asheville, NC, October 2-5, 2016. Award recipients will be expected to attend the
conference, where they will be honored and will have an opportunity to share the secrets of their
success with other conference attendees.

Click Here to see the 2016 Awards for Outstanding Public Service


FTA Formula Grants for Rural Areas
Please email Jennifer Stewart, Region 8, or call at
303-362-2395.
Sincerely,
Linda M. Gehrke
Regional Administrator
REGION VIII
1961 Stout Street
Suite 13301
Denver, Colorado 80294
(303) 362-2400 (voice)
Take the Mystery Out of Submitting Comments to the FTA Docket 
Courtesy of Kristen Joyner
Part of the advocacy effort at SWTA is to help YOU have a voice at the Federal level. One way to do that is for you to submit comments to the FTA about proposed rules. No one knows your business better than you and no one knows how a particular FTA Rule might impact your ability to provide public transportation service, but you.
 
SWTA created a quick video to show you how to find the proposed rules, what to put in your comments and how to submit those comments. 

How to Submit Comments to the FTA Docket
View The Video Here

Thanks again to Kristen Joyner for this great material!
Friendly Registration Reminder!
2016
CASTA Spring Training Conference
Pueblo Convention Center/Courtyard by Marriott
Early Bird Registration to close on April 22nd along with the guaranteed room price!
May 10th - 13th, 2016
Click below to:
Until Next Time!
The CASTA Crew