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                       WELCOME to the VIRGINIA TRANSIT ASSOCIATION.

Congratulations to Radford Transit’s Josh Baker
for recognition from the White House: www.whitehouse.gov/champions

 

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Thank You to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for the

2014 VTA Annual Conference & Bus Expo

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SPONSORS
Game Night
Sonny Merryman-VA’s Bus Company

Platinum
First Transit
HDR

Gold
Alan Tye & Associates
CoachCrafters, Inc.
Gillig
National Bus Sales & Leasing, Inc
New Flyer
Rohrer

SILVER
Clever Devices
Luminator–TwinVision
Michael Baker Jr., Inc
Motor Coach Industries
MV Transportation, Inc.
RouteMatch Software
Trapeze Group

EXHIBITORS
bulletAngelTrax Bus Video bulletEvonik Industries bulletSeon
bulletMobile Climate Control  bullet Bus Stuf Inc. bulletSPX Genfare
bulletApollo Video Technology  bulletQ’Straint/Sure-Lok
bulletAmerican Seating Company  bulletTranstrack Systems
bulletWestern Branch Diesel bulletMotor Coach Industries bulletRedmon Group, Inc.
bulletCummins Atlantic LLC bulletWendel bulletFAMPO bulletBAE Systems
bulletVictor Stanley, Inc. bulletNational Express Transit Corp. 
bulletAltro Transflor  bulletKeolis America, Inc. bulletFreedman Seating
bullet GTS, INC. – I/O Controls Corp. bulletNABI Parts LLC
bulletFairfax County DOT bulletAyers Electronic Systems

 

Continuing the conversation on Making the Business Case for Transit
Click here for links to the presentations from the VTA Conference panel and to provide feedback to NVTC and VTA and keep the conversation going.

 

VTA Features Best Practices and Programs:
Metro announces Silver Line opening date – July 26… Click here!
 Virginia Transit Systems Look Forward to New State Funding
Generated by Passage of HB 2313

HB 2313  provides a new, growing annual revenue source, dedicating a portion of the 0.3% increase in the general sales tax to support transit and intercity rail projects in the Commonwealth (0.125%).

What this means for transit:  $65 million in FY14 growing to $84 million by FY18 [($20 million annually IF  Congress passes the Market Place Fairness Act by 2015; $300 million for Dulles Rail from road funds (to reduce project cost/tolls)].
What this means for intercity passenger rail
: $44 million in FY14 growing to $56 million in FY18; $257 million over 5 years.

 Transit Service Delivery Advisory Committee (TSDAC) Recommends New Formula for Distributing HB 2313 Transit Funds

The new transit funds will be distributed by a new formula recommended by the Transit Service Delivery Advisory Committee (TSDAC) to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).  The Performance-Based Operating Assistance Allocation Implementation Plan is in the public comment period until October 1.  Click  here to view.  The committee is also discussing recommended changes to the capital allocations process.  These changes will be subject to a separate public comment process.

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