The Exhibitor Expo during the National RTAP/FTA/NTTA 1st Technical Assistance and Tribal Transit Program was held on the second day, Tuesday, March 20, of the two and one-half day conference. The event was held in the foyer of the Radisson Fort McDowell Conference Center. The foyer is flanked with floor-to-ceiling windows that boast majestic views of the dusty, warm rolling hills of the Fort McDowell Reservation.
Conference attendees were treated to make-your-own ice cream sundaes as they mingled and networked with 200 conference participants and interacted with the 19 Expo exhibitors.
The 19 Expo exhibitors included Native American crafts people, technical assistance centers and private companies who have a stake in the rural and tribal transit operations. Native American crafts people included Arlene Joe of Native Hands and Eleanor McCabe. Technical Assistance Centers included: the Community Transportation Association of America’s Community Transit Assistance Program (CTAP), National Joblinks Employment Transportation Initiative (Joblinks), National Resource Center for Human Service Transportation Coordination (NRC), and Rural and Tribal Technical Assistance Programs; National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST); National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP); National Transit Institute (NTI); Navajo Transit System; Easter Seals Project ACTION; Small Urban & Rural Transit Center (SURTC); South West Transit Association (SWTA); Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) and American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Transit industry vendors included: Engraph Software, FAAC Incorporated, Freedman Seating Company, RouteMatch Software, Inc. and Trapeze Group.
National RTAP and our conference partners want to thank all conference attendees and exhibitors who participated in this year’s event. Please visit www.national rtap.org for more post-conference event articles and for any future conference event information.