Goals

  • Increase the number of participating agencies (43 agencies need to participate to reach goal).
  • 8 agencies participating in the Nebraska Public Transit Facebook Photo Contest.
  • Receive 400 daily engaged users on the Nebraska Public Transit Facebook page over the course of NPTW.
  • 125 people sign the Pledge to Ride Public Transit.

 

COVID-19

We can’t deny that our communities are still feeling the effects of COVID-19, but we still encourage agencies to participate in Nebraska Public Transit Week by either hosting safe, in-person events or holding more virtual events. Below is a list of Promotional Items and Event Ideas for your agencies.

Transit Manager Checklist

Promotional Items and Event Ideas

 

Promotional Items (made available by NDOT)

The 2022 Nebraska Public Transit Week promotional items are playing cards, magnetic chip clips, technology gloves, and roll up fleece blankets (for agency employees only). View designs here. Rural transit agencies (5311 funded) that placed orders for these items will receive them prior to NPTW. Roll-up fleece blankets will be available for transit agency staff ONLY and are not meant to be a giveaway item to riders.

We encourage you to order additional promotional items with your agency logo and contact information on them to hand out during your events and activities. See the Promotional Items and Event Ideas document for a few ideas on items, events, and where to order. If you need any assistance or have any questions on ordering items, please contact Kaitlyn (richardsonke@unk.edu).

 

Statewide Events and Activities

The Nebraska Public Transit Team will be hosting virtual events that agencies and the public can participate in during PTW. Further details can be found on the Contest and Activity Guidelines document.

  1. Pledge to Ride Transit – Between March 21 and April 23 people will be able to pledge to ride public transit on nebraskatransit.com. For community members only. One random pledge signer will be drawn to win a prize.
  2. Facebook Photo Contest – Take a photo with one or more of your transit vehicles at a local landmark/destination. Check out the National RTAP website for inspiration. The agency with the most “likes” on Facebook will win a prize.
  3. Online Trivia – A link will be posted on the Nebraska Transit website and Facebook Page to participate in online trivia. Agencies and the public are encouraged to participate.

 

Agency Events and Activities

Email your list of events and activities as soon as possible to Kaitlyn (richardsonke@unk.edu).  These will be posted on the Nebraska Public Transit Week 2022 webpage, so please include any dates, times, and addresses of events.  Inspiration on potential events to hold can be found on this Promotional Items and Event Ideas document. See what events and activities other transit agencies have organized in the past.

Important Dates

Reminders

  • Any event that you plan with food served needs to have a training aspect to it for it to be reimbursable by federal funds.
  • If you intend to order T-shirts, jackets, etc. branded with your agency for your employees, please get a quote and contact Kari Ruse (kari.ruse@nebraska.gov) for pre-approval.
  • Promotional items with your agency logo and contact information on them are a marketing expense and 90% reimbursable through NDOT. Please contact
  • Kari Ruse (kari.ruse@nebraska.gov) with any questions.
  • The purchasing of gift cards for PTW events is not a reimbursable expense through NDOT.

Contact

Kaitlyn Richardson
Rural Transportation Manager
Nebraska Safety Center – UNK
richardsonke@unk.edu
402-480-6859

For NPTW Graphic Design needs, contact Tara Grell (tgrell@unomaha.edu).

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