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 33 years to improve both public transportation and active transportation options throughout the state.
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.
2013 Advocacy Plan
During 2013, CTAI will develop and implement a public policy and advocacy program that empowers individuals and communities to develop transportation systems they need for economic vitality and quality of life.
CTAI will monitor and influence legislative action at the local, state or federal level which would impact the public transportation network.
Possible State Legislation:
Dedicated funding source for public transportation services
- Enabling legislation for the Idaho Mobility Council
- Piggyback on out-of-state RFPs for purchase of vehicles
- Yield to Bus legislation
CTAI will engage private partners/businesses and meet with local, state, and congressional elected officials and/or their staff to positively impact the public transportation network in Idaho.
CTAI will develop and provide educational materials that provide the media, elected officials and the public with quick, easy access to facts and figures about the value of public transportation in Idaho. In addition, CTAI will develop educational materials to assist communities with incorporating content in transportation plans that support and promote alternative transportation options
ELECTED OFFICIALS ON THE MOVE
CTAI will organize opportunities for state legislators and local elected officials to experience the public transportation and mobility options available within their respective communities and to network with consumers, service providers, and advocates to better understand their mobility needs.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PRESENTATION TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEES
CTAI will present a public transportation update to the House and Senate Transportation Committees during the 2013 legislative session.
STATE IMPLEMENTATION OF MAP-21
CTAI will monitor and influence the State implementation of MAP-21.
LEGISLATIVE SOCIAL 2013
CTAI will host a Legislative Social on February, 25, 2013 at Beside Bardenay in downtown Boise.
IMPLEMENTATION OF MAP-21
CTAI will monitor and influence the Federal implementation of MAP-21 by participating on webinars and providing comments on proposed rules at the Federal level.
TRANSIT BENEFIT PARITY
CTAI will work with the Idaho Congressional Delegation to enact legislation to permanently increase the transit tax benefit to be the same as the parking benefits (increase to $245 from $125)
REAUTHORIZATION OF TRANSIT BILL
CTAI will work with the Idaho Congressional Delegation to enact a long-term transportation bill that will keep Idaho moving and provide funding formulas and eligibility rules that are in favor of our state (see video beow) .
APPROPRIATIONS OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
CTAI will work with the Idaho Congressional Delegation to appropriate federal funds for public transportation at the same 2012 levels or higher.