November 30, 2017
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Colorado Association of Transit Agencies November 30, 2017
Quick before the holidays set in - grab the latest transit news, training, and information.
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  • APTA Emerging Leaders Program
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December 13 Mobility Webinar
Trainer: Easter Seals
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Webinar Topic: From Plan to Action: Getting Results from Your Regional Plans
Registration: Click Here!
Cost: Free!
CASTA is currently in the planning portion of our year and we invite members to email fill out this form and tell us how we can better serve you in this year with your training, advocacy and policy needs in the coming year. We thank you for your feedback and hope that with your help we can continue to improve and best serve you.
CASTA welcomes you to join us for training this winter:
12/13/2017: From Plan to Action: Getting Results from Your Regional Plans

One of the areas of concern of planners and others involved in the transportation planning process is the need to see the benefit of planning by turning the plan into actionable items to be accomplished to move transportation forward locally. This webinar will focus on the ESPAC model of moving from plan to action including how to pull together an active transportation coalition to implement actions on which the group has reached consensus as being of important to the advancement of independent mobility. We will share case studies from communities across the country and some in Colorado who have used this model to affect change.

Trainer: Carol Wright Kenderdine, Easterseals Project Action Consulting

To register for this training, please

Easterseals Webinars are being added to the CASTA website as they are complete. Please click here to find a the webinar you are looking for.

Medicaid Managed Care: A Look at ACO Implementation – Case Study on Massachusetts and a Medicaid MCO’s Transition

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. EST

Barrie Baker, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer
Tufts Health Public Plans

With extension of its 1115 Waiver and implementation of the CMS Mega Rule, MassHealth rebid its current contracts for member care, which pay the vast majority of providers on a Fee-For-Service (FFS) basis. The new contracts include, among other changes, a choice of three Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models, mandatory up-side and down-side risk for providers, over thirty required Pay-For-Quality metrics and integration of new additional services.

Tufts Health Public Plans, Inc. partnered with five very different health systems, placing one bid with each as a separate ACO, as well as one bid by itself for all other providers. This presentation will review the process of creating six new individual ACOs from a FFS world.

Topic: Updated Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs: What and Why

Date and Time:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 12:00 pm, Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Event number: 747 026 101
Event password: SAFETY
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revised the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs, with was implemented on October 1, 2017. Ron Flegel, Director of the Division of Workplace Programs at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will give an overview of what these changes are, how the decisions were made and most importantly, how the revised urine Mandatory Guidelines could affect your business and drug testing programs. He will be joined by Natalie Lembeck, Consultant, working on Federal Workplace Testing issues. Please take advantage of this unique learning opportunity to have your questions answered!
APTA Emerging Leaders Program
Are you an emerging professional in the public transportation industry and considering the next steps in your career (e.g. how you achieve your next promotion)? If so, consider APTA's Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) as your doorway to career advancement in the industry. The ELP is dedicated to providing public transportation professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks needed for advancement. The intended audience for this program is ​professionals with approximately 3-5 years of industry work experience, including 1-3 years of managing tasks, projects, or staff.​

The Emerging Leaders Program Task Force will select 25 individuals who represent the rich diversity of the industry and are from among APTA member organizations to participate in a 12-month long program which includes a variety of skill building workshops, round table sessions, online collaboration and unique access to the industry’s leaders through a national mentoring program.

APTA recognizes the challenges and decisions today's economy presents to individuals just beginning their careers. We are continuing to take unique steps to promote and retain a talented workforce that ensures the success of the public transportation industry.

Have you checked out the CASTA classifieds lately? Have equipment to sell, trade, or buy? Have an open transit job? Let our staff know and we will add it to the CASTA classifieds and keep an eye out for what is available on our webpage!
  • Transit Supervisor, Town of Breckenridge - Closes: 12/16/2017
  • Shift Supervisor, Gondola Operations, Town of Mountain Village - 12/15/2017
  • CDL Bus Driver – Glenwood Springs, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority [RFTA] - 12/1/2017

  • 2002 Nova Transit Bus - Scott Truex, Gunnison RTA
  • 2007 & 2008 Opus 29’ Buses for sale - Chip Foster, Snowmass Transit Shuttle
Many thanks to this this months sponsor, Cummins!
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