August 17, 2018
In Transit
Colorado Association of Transit Agencies August 17, 2018
CASTA is Taking Calls and Taking Names!
Our phones are up and running. For those of you who tried to call us over the past couple of weeks, we apologize for any issues you experienced. We have resolved the issues and are ready and able to take your phones calls. We are also happy to receive communications via email, text, in-person visits, and carrier pigeon.

The CASTA Board of Directors is pleased accept nominations for the 2018-2019 Director positions, and for the 2018 Annual Colorado Transit Awards. See below for more information.
Talk with Emerging Mobility Experts
Location: Colordao History Museum, 1200 Broadway, Denver
Date: Friday, August 24, 7:30 - 9:00 am
Meet with representatives from Uber, Chariot, EasyMile and Lyft.

CNG Maintenance Training
Location: Greeley, CO
Date: September 12-14, 2018
Time: 8:30AM-5:00PM
Trainer: Nick Wagoner

RIBTC Conference/ Colorado Day Fall Conference
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Date: September 29-October 4
Time: See website for detailed schedule

Design Thinking
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Date: October 2-4
Time: 12:00PM-12:00PM
Trainer: Amy Conrick, National Center for Mobility Management Program Manager
Transit: A Gateway to Outdoor Adventure
“The mountains are calling and I must go.” These words, spoken by the famous adventurer and outdoor steward John Muir, rent a space in the back of my mind. Many Coloradans share this same sentiment. However, the growing gap between wages and the cost of living make quenching the thirst for outdoor adventure more and more difficult.

2018 RTD/CASTA Large & Small Bus Roadeo
The 2018 CASTA Large & Small Bus Roadeo is coming up soon! Send your drivers to Denver on Saturday, September 15, 2018 to compete in the Large or Small Bus Roadeo.

There are opportunities to compete, volunteer to help run things, practice before hand at the Broncos stadium and win prizes and celebrate another successful year of Colorado Transit.

Conference Update: RIBTC & Colorado Day
We are excited that the Annual Transit Conference is just a few weeks away! The schedule is a little different this year:
  • Noon on Sunday, September 30 through noon on Wednesday, October 3, enjoy three days of transit professional development and training provided by the Rural and Intercity Bus Transportation Conference (RIBTC).

  • Noon on Wednesday, October 3 through noon Thursday, October 4 enjoy 24 hours of Colorado transit specific training, including CASTA committee meetings, CDOT updates, the annual Colorado Transit Awards dinner, pool and poker tournament and sessions specific to Colorado's unique transit profile.

  • Check out our Conference Website for a updated schedule at a glance!

  • The hotel room block ends August 30th, 2018 so make your reservations today!

  • We are still accepting reservations to participate in the annual CASTA Golf Tournament-sign up now to reserve your spot!
RIBTC/CASTA Vendor Show & EXPO
This is your chance to show off your products and services to a national audience from right here in Colorado! Visit the CASTA Website for more details about the RIBTC Conference EXPO, the vendor prospectus and to register.
National RTAP Website Contest
The National RTAP organization is looking for outstanding transit websites throughout all rural areas of the US to highlight and recognize in 2018.

Designing, creating, & maintaining a website takes dedication from an already busy staff, a desire to engage with the communities served and extra time making adjustments along the way. These are all valuable skills to the transit industry, and here is your opportunity to enter your site in and recognize the good work you have done.

Submit your transit agency's outstanding website to the  2018  National RTAP  Website Contest  for a chance to win cash prizes! Find out more about the contest and enter your site by August 31, 2018

Top 7 Reports in TCRP's Summer Reading List
Looking for some industry reading to get you ready for the fall? Here is a list of TCRP's 7 most widely-downloaded reports.
 
Visit the CASTA Blog to read more ! We especially recommend three articles:
Join the CASTA Board of Directors!
Want to be one of the "cool" kids at CASTA? Join the CASTA Board!

Nominations are now being accepted for three seats that are up for election for 2018-2021 terms.

Nominate yourself or someone else you think would be a good board member today!


Nominations are NOW Open for
CASTA Transit Awards!
Hey Folks! It's that time when we start thinking about recognizing the people and agencies that have done great work over the past year.

Do you know of a transit program that is doing something special to move mobility in Colorado forward? Nominate them today using our form!
CASTA: Working towards safe, convenient, affordable, and accessible transportation for all Colorado residents and visitors. 
CASTA | Colorado Assocation of Transit Agencies | 303.839.5197 | 303.832.3053 | info@coloradotransit.com | www.coloradotransit.com