Advancing public transportation in Arkansas through education, technical assistance and training.

2016 Member Benefits

                             

ATA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SELF-INSURED TRUST FUND

The Trust Fund was created July 1, 2006, to help reduce rates and claims for qualified members.  It features a safety assessment and training, Nurse Triage and Back-to-Work Programs, and free evaluations of insurance costs 

ANNUAL ARKANSAS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE

ATA sponsors an Annual Conference where members enjoy discounted registration fees as they learn about timely issues and visit with product and service suppliers. The 2016 conference will be October 10 - 12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Northwest, Rogers, Arkansas.

·     Programs that are informative and entertaining 

·     Opportunities to network with colleagues

·     Trade Show with transit equipment and service vendors

TRAINING PROGRAM

ATA’s Training Program is nationally recognized as one of the best in the country.  Low-cost, professional training is delivered each year to over 2,000 drivers, supervisors, and staff in Arkansas’ most comprehensive passenger transportation training program.

·     Skilled and trained employees are valuable to your organization

·     Certified instructor educates your staff, either at ATA’s Safety and Resource Center or on-site at your own facility

·     ATA members pay less per student

DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING

Our Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs are among first-rate  Test costs are lower because over 60 transit and non-profit agencies participate in our personalized DOT and non-DOT consortium services. ATA also offers a free model substance abuse testing policy and documents.

·     Agencies  with CDL drivers that must conduct DOT tests

·     Workers’ Compensation Self-Insured Trust Fund member agencies that have a non-DOT post-accident testing program

·     Agencies licensed by DHS/DDS with ACS Waiver employees that must have pre-employment and random drug testing and a policy that states whether they conduct testing on other employees, especially drivers of agency vehicles

·     Agencies that want to test their employees to prevent substance abuse in the workplace

WEBSITE

ATA’s website is maintained to better facilitate communication with ATA and among ATA members.  Member agency and regulatory links are featured to promote services and ease of networking. For information, log onto www.arkansastransit.com

THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC TRANSIT SAFETY AND RESOURCE CENTER

ATA’s first-class training and support facility for members is conveniently located in North Little Rock. 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

ATA’s staff delivers timely information, seeks solutions for problems, answers questions, offers leadership in coordination efforts, shares resources, monitors proposed state and federal actions, and educates the public and legislators about transportation issues.

FREE TRAFFIC VIOLATION REPORTS

The Department of Finance and Administration has agreed to provide free Traffic Violation Reports to ATA members for their applicants and employees.  Costing about $10 each, this alone will save agencies money.