1st Technical Assistance Tribal Transit Conference and Roadeo

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The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) and its partner organizations, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the National Tribal Transit Association (NTTA) will sponsor a national conference entitled the “1st Technical Assistance Tribal Transit Conference and Roadeo – Creating Partnerships for Rural Transit Solutions” on March 18–21, 2012 at the Radisson, Fort McDowell Hotel near Scottsdale, AZ.

A transit driver “roadeo” competition will be held on March 18th, 2012. The conference itself will open with an evening reception on March 18th, followed by conference sessions and a Exhibitor Expo March 19-21. The roadeo is open to drivers from Arizona transit systems and tribal transit systems nationwide.

Make history with us and join National RTAP, and the newly formed National Tribal Transit Association (NTTA) who are hosting their first national conference. This is also the first Tribal Transit Programs Meeting offered by FTA.

If you are an RTAP Manager, an FTA Tribal Transit Program (TTP) Grantee, or a Rural or Tribal Transit Manager – This conference is designed for you!

Our comprehensive conference program offers best practices, training and technical assistance opportunities including:

• Grants management workshops and other technical assistance sessions offered by FTA for recipients of Tribal Transit Program (Section 5311c) funding
• Training and technical assistance workshops and breakout sessions that highlight products and services offered by the National RTAP
• Breakout sessions that focus on issues of interest to Tribal Transit providers
• General sessions featuring guest speakers
• Networking events


To register, check out the agenda, or plan hotel reservations and travel plans, go to http://www.ruralsolutionsconf2012.com.

If you have questions about conference agenda, please contact the National RTAP Office, 888-589-6821, or email info@nationalRTAP.org. If you have questions about conference registration, please contact the DMP Group. 202-726-2630, or email conference@nationalRTAP.org. If you have any questions about the Bus Roadeo, please contact Dan Harrigan, Arizona DOT (and National RTAP Review Board member), 602-712-8232, or email dharrigan@azdot.gov. For hotel room reservations* and questions regarding the accommodations, please contact Jennifer Pinegar, Reservations Manager, 480-789-5319, Toll Free at Radisson Worldwide Reservations 800-333-3333, or email jpinegar@radissonfortmcdowell.com.

*When making reservations, individuals must identify themselves as a member of National Rural Transit Assistance Program (NRTAP) in order to receive the group rate.

For further information, contact Region 10’s Bill Ramos at 206-220-4319 or email bill.ramos@dot.gov.


/s/ Linda Gehrke for

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator