6 July 2020
This year presents scheduling challenges unlike any other. But transit systems are rising to those challenges in impressive ways and we invite you to hear how your peers are preparing flexible plans for their next scheduling period in September despite the uncertainty of the pandemic.
Join CUTA members on July 10th from 1 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern for a moderated forum on the planning and scheduling factors that are driving decision-makers in a world that won’t be returning to the way that it was anytime soon. Click here to register.
For more information, please contact Kevin Brown
CUTA’s Annual Conference is going virtual! For the first time ever, we’re taking our Annual Conference online. Due to COVID-19, the physical conference in Quebec City has been postponed, but we are excited to bring the experience to your computer screens.
By going virtual, CUTA’s conference will be more accessible to registrants around the world. With a wider variety of international speakers tackling important industry issues, this event is unlike anything CUTA has done before. Our famous Transit Show is also going virtual. Business members will be able to showcase their products to a wider audience while maintaining crucial one-on-one interactions. Please keep an eye on our website for updates as they become available.
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CUTA continues to speak with the federal government and several provinces about the need for pandemic relief funding for public transit. While things are not moving as quickly as we would like, we believe progress is being made. Recently, CUTA’s CEO, Marco D’Angelo, had a column in the Toronto Star to urge action. You can read it here.
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Quebec Premier François Legault has announced [FRENCH] that starting July 13, wearing a mask on public transit will be mandatory. The new rule will apply to anyone over the age of 12 who is taking a bus, commuter train or the metro. There will be a two-week grace period until transit officials must deny access to users who refuse to wear a mask, which will begin on July 27. However, the premier said there will be no fines for people who disobey the new rule, nor will police be specifically tasked with enforcing it. The ARTM plans to distribute 1.5 million face masks for free to transit riders, and have already successfully handed out over 300’000.
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We hope you and your colleagues are doing as well as can be expected during these turbulent and uncertain times. The transit industry is experiencing a period of unprecedented difficulty as systems operate vital services for essential workers while dealing with new and complex issues, lost revenues and rising costs that are changing every day.
We invite you to renew your membership today if you have not already done so. For your convenience, click here to sign in, review your status, print or forward your invoice.
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Refer a new member to CUTA. If they have never been a CUTA member and they join because you refer them, you will receive a $500 gift voucher, which can be redeemed for a CUTA learning event, conference registration, transit show booth, fact book, or towards your membership.
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