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Upcoming activities


Events

Date Event Location
May 8-9, 2024 2nd Quarter Transit TAC/Spring Workshop Sauk Rapids Government Center
July 19-20, 2024 MPTA Bus Roadeo Canterbury Downs in Shakopee
Sept. 18, 2024 3rd Quarter Transit TAC MnDOT District Training Center in St. Cloud
Oct. 14-16, 2024 MPTA Fall Transit Conference Mankato
Dec. 11, 2024 4th Quarter Transit TAC MnDOT District Training Center in St. Cloud
March 18, 2025 National Transit Employee Appreciation Day N/A

Grants

Solicitation Applications open Applications due Purpose
Greater Minnesota Tribal Transit Vehicle Grant Feb. 1, 2024 March 15, 2024 Award CY projects
5310: Capital Mini-Van Pilot Program Grant Feb. 12, 2024 April 30, 2024 Award 2025 projects
Transit Operating Grant May 1, 2024 June 28, 2024 Award 2025 operating support
Vehicle replacement grant - small urban May 1, 2024 June 28, 2024 Award 2025 projects
Vehicle replacement grant - rural May 1, 2024 June 28, 2024 Award 2025 projects
Intercity bus grant May 1, 2024 June 28, 2024 Award 2025 operating/capital projects
Technology grant May 1, 2024 June 28, 2024 Award 2025 projects
Facilities grant Aug. 1, 2024 Sept. 30, 2024 Select 2026-2029  projects
Large capital grant Aug. 1, 2024 Sept. 30, 2024 Select 2026-2029 projects
Regional Transportation Coordination Councils (RTCCs) and Transit Coordination Assistance Projects (TCAPs) N/A (Year 2 of Grant) N/A (Year 2 of Grant) Select 2026-2029 projects
5310: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities N/A N/A N/A

Compliance

Comprehensive reviews

Onsite reviews to be scheduled during 2024
  • Brown County Human Services
  • Central Community Transit
  • City of Fosston
  • City of Hibbing
  • City of Staint Peter/MN River Valley Transit
  • Productive Alternatives/Transit Alternatives
  • Three Rivers Hiawathaland Transit
  • Trailblazer Transit
  • Tri-Valley Opportunity Council
  • Watonwan County

Drug and alcohol reviews

Onsite reviews to be scheduled during 2024
  • Becker County Transit
  • Land to Air Express
  • Prairie Lakes Transit
  • Hubbard County Heartland Express
  • Paul Bunyan Transit
  • Prairieland Transit (SMOC)
  • Hibbing Area Transit
  • Three Rivers Hiawathaland Transit
  • Trailblazer Transit
  • Winona Transit
  • TRUE Transit

Vehicle inspections

We'll schedule vehicle inspections directly with transit operators.

Facility inspections

We'll schedule facility inspections directly with transit operators.

Financial field audits

We'll schedule financial field audits directly with transit operators.