Dear Arkansas Transit Association Members,

Because of the raging surge in COVID-19 cases in our state, the ATA Board of Directors and staff have cancelled the 2021 Arkansas Public Transit Conference that was scheduled for October 11- 13, 2021, at the Eureka Springs’ Inn of the Ozarks. This was not an easy decision, but one we feel is necessary to protect you and your families.

The delta variant is highly contagious and can even infect vaccinated people who can then infect others. Unfortunately, Arkansas has a very low vaccination rate, and too many people refuse to wear masks.  I do not see things improving any time soon. The Arkansas Department of Health and CDC recommend vaccinations, masks, and social distancing of 6 feet.  Clearly, it is impossible to maintain social distance at the Inn of the Ozarks.  Both UAMS and the Arkansas Department of Transportation have reinstituted their policies limiting meeting attendance to no more than ten people.

ATA wants you to know that we are here for you. If you have any questions or needs, please always feel free to contact us.