News and announcements from OPTA
Due to Covid-19, the steady recent rise of cases in the state, and counties reverting back to "High Risk" and "Extreme", the OPTA State Board has made the difficult decision to CANCEL the 2021 State Safety Exercise scheduled for Saturday, May 22nd at First Baptist Church in Eugene. We apologize, but we wish everyone health and safety.
You can now register and pay for the OPTA Summer Conference online! Click the link above to go to the registration page!
Nominations for the 2021 State OPTA Awards are now being accepted! Click the link above to nominate a deserving employee in your transportation department! All nominations and applications are due May 14th 2021!
Click on the link above for to meet our 2021 OPTA Summer Conference speakers and view the schedule!
Follow the link to sign up or receive more information on Behind-the-Wheel, Core, and DMV Third-Party Tester process/qualifications.
Click on link above to be taken to the Trainings and Workshops page. Navigate to the "2021 Conference Vendor Registration Packet"
Click the link above to access selected 2018 OPTA Summer Conference PowerPoints.
Insurance Quotes (insurancequotes.org) provides a comprehensive informational guide for auto, home, renters, life, health or business coverage. If you have questions about your insurance needs, this website will help answer even the toughest ones. This information is provided as a resource to our OPTA membership!
Operation Lifesaver (OL) has a computer-based challenge for school bus drivers that prepares them to safely cross railroad tracks. The "Money Taxi" game is similar to a TV quiz show, but instead of taxicab passengers, school bus drivers compete to answer questions related to safety at highway-rail intersections. The tool can be used by a single player or as a challenge between teams.
Two Oregon students win for their entries to the 2011 NAPT School Bus Safety poster contest.
Division III - Grades 6-8: 2nd place - Elina Gouw, Portland
Division V - CAD: 1st place - Marley Robb, Baker City
The transportation staff at Salem-Keizer Public Schools earned some high-profile awards, among other accomplishments during the past year.
Five Oregon school bus drivers recently competed in the International School Bus Driving Competition, held July 16-17 in Baltimore, MD. Oregon had an exceptional showing as three of the five drivers placed in the top ten of their respective categories.
Sandra Miller, Greater Albany Public Schools, 4th place conventional bus.
Michael Morkve, Portland Public Schools, 4th place small bus.
Gene Thrasher, Bend-LaPine Public Schools, 10th place transit bus.
Robin Gibeau, Springfield Public Schools, 20th place transit bus.
Theresa Wakefield, Silver Falls School District, 36th place conventional bus.