Public Transit Division Restructures, Better Customer Service to Clients
Posted: June 1, 2012
A year ago, in response to increasing workload, potential attrition risk and the need to be more proactive in providing leadership and direction in the Oregon Public Transportation Community, the Agency began a project to examine the Public Transit Division (PTD) organization structure. While our 'silo' program structure provided in-depth expertise on individual programs, technical assistance and provider coordination was lacking and it was difficult to balance workload to resources.
Over the past year, we developed project goals and objectives and interviewed other states, ODOT organizations, FTA personnel, Oregon transportation providers and our own team to investigate customer service models.
Improve Transportation for People with Disabilities
Please participate in this short web survey, and encourage others to do so!
The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) is conducting research on what factors are most important to riders with disabilities when deciding which transit mode to use.
The confidential survey results will be part of a national study called Transit Cooperative Research Project B-40: Strategy Guide to Enable and Promote the Use of Fixed-Route Transit by People with Disabilities. The goal is to develop strategies to improve bus and train systems for people with disabilities. DREDF's research partners are TranSystems Corporation, The Collaborative, and KFH Group.
Please take the survey, and encourage others to do so! Questions?
Recommendations for Funding: Statewide Solicitation for Projects
Posted: April 1, 2012
Public Transit Division has identified projects recommended for funding.
OPTIS Online Training
Posted: March 16, 2012
We are pleased to be able to provide you with an online training opportunity where you’ll learn how to enter periodic reports, request grant reimbursement, track your PTD-funded projects, and more. We created a video of a recent two-day OPTIS training and broke it out into about 15 to 30 minute segments that you can watch at your own pace.
Transportation Options Scholarships Available
The Public Transit Division (PTD) Transportation Options (TO) program offers sponsorships to events and campaigns that encourage travelers to rideshare, bicycle, walk, use transit, etc. Examples of recent sponsorships are $4,000 to Southern Oregon's 2010 Bike/Walk Summit and $7,000 to point2point's Business Commute Challenge in the Eugene area. It also offers scholarships to TO conferences. For example, Kim Curly of Commute Options for Central Oregon received a scholarship to the 2011 National Bike Summit and then reported the highlights back to the statewide group.
Please contact Alison Wiley with your TO sponsorship and scholarship requests at 503-986-4131 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: February 2012
If you are interested in the Oregon Department of Energy's efforts to improve the old BETC program to comply with the requirements for HB3672.