Council on Public Transportation
Shayne Gill, Program Director for Multimodal Transportation
Welcome to the Council on Public Transportation.
The Council on Public Transportation provides public transportation expertise and leadership for advancing public transportation as a part of an intermodal transportation system. It develops legislative, policy, and program recommendations related to all forms of passenger public transportation services including rural, urban, regional and intercity bus, travel demand management and commuter rail.
The Council on Public Transportation investigates available data and disseminates information to Member Departments, collects information on new and improved equipment and practices that will enhance operational aspects, and operates a forum to exchange information. It identifies and receives reports from its subcommittees and task forces as to federal regulatory mandates of national concern.
Through general strategic direction, The Council on Public Transportation supports the Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program (MTAP). MTAP’s primary purposes are to provide technical assistance to help states implement Federal Transit Administration Programs, to provide feedback to FTA on implementation issues, and to create a professional network for sharing best practices.
To support this mission over the next two years, the SCOPT 2014-2016 Strategic Plan identifies the following six goals:
6/23/2021 – Intercity Bus Peer Roundtable, Co-Hosted by National RTAP and MTAP
6/22/2021 – State DOT Briefing on FTA’s Oversight Approach for COVID-19 Relief Funds
State DOT Roundtable with CTAA, a Joint Peer Exchange
April 15, 2021 – Forum on States Coordinating Transit Access for COVID-19 Vaccinations, co-hosted by the Council on Public Transportation & MTAP
NTI – Enhancing Your Transit Asset Management Program with Lifecycle Management – Daily, for each of 4 days – 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET
Title VI and Public Transit – All virtual from 1:00 PM to 4:30 p.m. ET
Nov. 8-9, 2021 – Winter Meeting, hosted by the Council on Public Transportation and MTAP – Details Coming Soon