A Strong Voice for Improved Mobility

The Community Transportation Association of Idaho is has been advocating on behalf of Idahoans and its members for the past 35 years to improve both public transportation and active transportation options throughout the state.

The key to CTAI’s approach is an engaged and active membership base. Every spring CTAI holds its Annual Legislative Social which allows CTAI members to speak with their elected officials about concerns and challenges facing their organizations.  It also allows Idaho's elected officials to learn more about how our members are impacting Idahoan's across the state.  In addition, members regularly receive information and calls to action regarding policy developments, state and federal legislation, and funding issues. .

GENERAL

POLICY MAKING

CTAI will monitor and influence legislative action which would impact the public transportation network
at the local, state and federal level .

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

CTAI will engage private partners and businesses and  local, state and congressional elected officials to positively impact the public transportation network in Idaho.

MESSAGING MATERIALS

CTAI will develop and provide educational materials that provide the media, elected officials and the public with facts and figures about the value of improved transportation options in Idaho.

This is an informational document we shared with Legislators at a prior Legislative Social. 

2014 Public Transportation Funding Advocacy Informational 2014 Public Transportation Funding Advocacy Informational (2382 KB)



LOCAL LEVEL

ELECTED OFFICIALS ON THE MOVE

CTAI will organize opportunities for state legislators and local elected officials to experience the transportation options available for the constituents in their respective communities.  


STATE LEVEL

STATE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

CTAI will work with elected officials and transportation partners for the introduction and passage of legislation for state funding for public transportation.

LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX AUTHORITY LEGISLATION

CTAI will work with elected officials and transportation partners for the introduction and passage of legislation for local option sales tax authority. 

LEGISLATIVE SOCIAL 2016

CTAI will host a Legislative Social during the Annual Conference in February. More details to follow! 


FEDERAL LEVEL

FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORIZING LAW


CTAI will work with the Idaho Congressional Delegation to influence reauthorization of the Federal transportation authorizing law to ensure positive impacts for the public transportation network in Idaho. 

 CTAI developed an informational one-sheet for Recommendations on Federal Transportation Authorizing Law.  This was used to talk to and inform legislators while at a conference in Washington, D.C. and will continue to be used for advocacy purposes.

Recommendations on Federal Transportation Authorizing Law Recommendations on Federal Transportation Authorizing Law (660 KB)

TRANSIT BENEFIT PARITY

CTAI will work with the Idaho Congressional Delegation to influence legislation to increase the transit tax benefit to be the same as the parking benefit (increase to $250 from $130).

FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION OF MAP-21

CTAI will monitor and influence the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) implementation of MAP-21 by providing comments on proposed rules issued by FTA.