What's New

Check back regularly for announcements, news, and other items of interest related to public transportation.


New Drug and Alcohol Compliance Training Resources

posted Nov. 17, 2015

RLS Associates visited three locations in Oregon this past fall for a full-day Drug and Alcohol Compliance training for managers.
Many found this presentation very useful and informative; below is the PowerPoint for reference:
Additional training is also available:
ODOT, in partnership with RLS Associates, has a free FTA-approved online Drug and Alcohol training course: Safety Sensitive Employee Substance Abuse Program.  This is a 60 minute training followed by a quiz and certificate of successful completion. 


Presentations and photos posted from annual Oregon Public Transportation Conference and Bus Roadeo

posted Nov. 17, 2015

Thank you for your support and being a part of another successful OPT Conference!
To see pictures and presentations, please visit the Oregon Transit Association website.


Upcoming Grant Management Workshops

posted Nov. 2, 2015

These workshops are designed to help transit agencies with project management and reporting, and will also cover some changes to the reporting and reimbursement processes.
For all workshop dates, locations, and RSVP, see the attached flyer. Please contact your Regional Transit Coordinator with any questions.



OPTIS User Guide Updated

posted October 16, 2015

ODOT Public Transit has begun editing the OPTIS User Guide to bring terminology up to date, describe current features, and provide accurate step-by-step instructions for working in the system.
Two important chapters have been completed: Periodic Reports (Chapter 8) and Reimbursement Requests (Chapter 9). We will be rolling out more revised chapters soon.  
If you have any questions about the new material, please contact your RTC or Maile Boals at maile.boals@odot.state.or.us.


2016 Advance Grant Notice Packet Published

posted October 19, 2015

ODOT Rail and Public Transit, with input from the Public Transportation Advisory Committee, is gearing up for new investments in public transportation in 2016. The following packet aims to help providers prepare for the upcoming round of grant applications.
The What's New section of this website will be updated with all new information about grant solicitations.
2016 Advance Grant Notice Packet

Reasonable Modification Policy Template

June 30, 2015

Click here to view the document.