NEWS

July 7, 2021 / 2021 Q2 Newsletter

2021 Q2 NDOT Transit Manager Message

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the reimagined Mobility Matters newsletter. Every quarterly issue will include updates about upcoming activities, ongoing projects, federal regulations, driver wellness, training, agency/driver spotlights, etc.
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July 7, 2021 / 2021 Q2 Newsletter

2021 Q2 NATP President’s Message

As I write this, I can’t believe it is already almost July and currently 107 degrees outside. I hope all of you are enjoying summer activities and your transit agencies are getting back to a post-COVID normal. This will be my farewell message since you will have a new President when the next newsletter comes out.
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July 7, 2021 / 2021 Q2 Newsletter

Public Transportation Mask Mandate

While many states and businesses are lifting mask mandates across the country, the Transportation Security Administration has extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, through September 13, 2021.
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July 7, 2021 / 2021 Q2 Newsletter

Worldwide Semiconductor Chip Shortage Impacts Transit

Due to a variety of factors including a drought in Taiwan, production halts due to COVID-19, and increased demand for home office electronics, the world is facing a global shortage of semiconductor chips used to manufacture high-tech devices like smart phones and automobiles.
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July 7, 2021 / 2021 Q2 Newsletter

Public Transit Week 2021 in the Books

Another successful Nebraska Public Transit Week for the books! NPTW 2021 was held April 11-17. This year looked a little different due to COVID-19, but we were still able to meet both goals set this year.
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July 7, 2021 / 2021 Q2 Newsletter

July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

July is vehicle theft prevention month, so it is important to protect your transit vehicle and not make it a target for theft. Over 720,000 drivers are victims of vehicle theft each year.
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July 7, 2021 / 2021 Q2 Newsletter

NATP Member Spotlight – Cedar County Transit

Cedar County started in 1979 with the help of a local Senator Elroy Hefner. Initially it was called the Handibus and was a one-person system. Read more about how they've grown over the years.
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July 7, 2021 / 2021 Q2 Newsletter

Cedar County Transit Facility

Construction is underway in Cedar County on a new transit office and bus storage facility. Learn more about the facility and the anticipated completion date.
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July 7, 2021 / 2021 Q2 Newsletter

Mobility Management Aids Cedar County Transit Grant Application

From early April to early May 2021, the Mobility Management team assisted Cedar County Transit with their application to the Community Rides Grant Program. Learn more about the grant and Cedar County Transit's plans if they are awarded the grant.
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July 7, 2021 / 2021 Q2 Newsletter

RIDE Simulator Comes to Nebraska After 2020 Cancellation

The University of Alabama’s RIDE driving simulator was finally able to make its way to Nebraska in 2021. This year courses were held in Scottsbluff, Kearney, and Lincoln. Two simulator courses were offered at each location with Defensive Driving and close quarter maneuvering being the main topic of discussion.
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EVENTS

*Driver training is for eligible drivers hired by a Nebraska transit agency receiving 5310 or 5311 funding from the Nebraska Department of Transportation.