Transportation Administrators of Arizona

November, 2019



Hello TAA Membership,

Hard to believe we are into November, the second quarter of school, and just in front of the holidays!  Most of us will see our 100th day immediately following winter break and of course we all anticipate the implementation and compliance expectations of MAP-21 as well as The Clearinghouse.

Your TAA Board will continue to provide information and updates with the support of our industry partners, via our website, social media, and email.  If you have questions or need resources that you are not finding in these areas, please reach out to us.

Hot Topics

MAP-21 – Another Map-21 Webinar will be provided by the Trust Transportation Team on December 11th. If you have not had a chance to visit the newly created page with several pieces of information regarding the upcoming Map-21 CDL Training Requirements, click on the red button on the left portion of this page, labeled “Map-21”.

Clearinghouse Compliance – This is another new initiative that has been implemented effective January 6th, 2020 as part of MAP-21. We have created a page for you and your team to review what the initiative is and how to prepare so that your district/entity is in compliance come January 6th, 2020. Keep an eye out for a webinar that will provide more information and a Question and Answers segment for those of you needing additional assistance. This webinar will before the end of the year, date TBD.

Early Bird Registration – Early bird registration for the upcoming 2020 Summer Conference is slated to go live on February 1st, 2020. Mark your calendars to register as your registration confirmation will include the group number to reserve rooms at Little America for the event. We will not be releasing the group number until after early registration has ended.

Conference Information – If you haven’t done so already, be sure to “Like” and follow our Facebook page for upcoming information being released about the summer conference. Our updated conference announcement flyer and 1st draft of our agenda will be posted on February 1st.

Getting involved – another plug for the Minimum Standards Re-Write survey that is going around. This survey link will be open until the end of November. The next School Bus Advisory Council Meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 2020, meeting time and date TBD. The results of the survey are expected to be shared in a public forum at this meeting. Make sure that you share this survey with everyone you know involved in student transportation in the state of Arizona.

I hope the above information is a resource to you and that you are looking back at Q1 with reflection of success and working through Q2 with improvements and celebrations.  Remember that we are all a resource to each other and your neighbors and partners are a wealth of information.  Don’t hesitate!

Please stay tuned for updates and information.

 

Safe Travels,

Transportation Administrators of Arizona, Executive Board




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