Mission: Arkansas transit association, inc. (ata) (the association) is a non-profit tax-exempt arkansas corporation established in may 1980 to assist in the development of transportation in rural and small urban areas, using urbanized and non-urbanized transit systems in arkansas. Basic programs include the development and duplication of training materials and certification programs for transit operators. Ata receives the majority of funding for its operations from federal grants under chapter 53, title 49, in the united states code enacted by public law 105-178 in june 1998. Additional operating funds are received from an arkansas state highway and transportation state-matching grant which is funded from annual dues charged to members and fees from various seminars.
Programs: Assist the transportation industry and non-profits in the state of arkansas in the transportation regulations and training for drivers of members' associations and service providers. The association promotes the transit industry, provides testing service of drivers for members, provides training and safety programs and services to the public and non-profit organizations related to the transportation industries, businesses and non-profit entities.