In this issue...

 ...  Ridership Survey Coming Your Way  ...  Why I Ride – It Makes Cents (and More)  ...  A Big Welcome to Our New Program Coordinator  ...  New ROP Course: Bike Tech  ...  50 Bikes for 50 Kids 2015  ...  Be Alert: School is in Session!  ...  Updates on Arena Construction + Traffic Hot Spots  ...  Natomas at Nite Ends on an Icy Note on Friday, August 29th  ...  Sacramento Transportation Authority Seeking Taxpayer Oversight Committee Applicants  ... 


Movie in the Park

Walk & Bike to School

Bike Tech at Inderkum

Why I Ride

50 Bikes for 50 Kids 2015

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Ridership Survey Coming Your Way

We want to hear from you in regards to the Flyer Shuttle service and how it can work best for you.

Starting on Monday, August 25th the NNTMA will be conducting an online rider survey. It will only take a few minutes of your time. We ask all riders, and future riders, to complete the survey so we can make our service the best it can be.

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Why I Ride – It Makes Cents (and More)

Five dinners, a shopping spree or a night in Napa. That’s what an extra $200 in your pocket can buy, and the amount that Flyer Rider Shan Yee saves per month by taking the Shuttle to downtown Sacramento each week. But, dollar and cents are not at the heart of why Yee rides: a clean environment for future generations and a little relaxation on the way to work are just about priceless, she says.

Read more about your neighbor.

Share your story! Post to our Facebook page, or tweet at us @ShuttleUpNNTMA.

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A Big Welcome to Our New Program Coordinator

Julie Brown is a California native who has traveled the world with the military. She has lived in Guam and England as a Navy dependent, as well as Portugal and across the U.S. as active duty Air Force.  Upon separating from the service, Julie studied Recreation Administration at Fresno State. For the past four years she has worked predominantly in the nonprofit sector, which is her true passion. “Helping people lead healthier, happier lives gives me a sense of purpose, which I really enjoy," says Julie. Her hobbies include art, music, travel and writing.

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New ROP Course: Bike Tech

The North Natomas TMA and Natomas Unified School District are proud to announce a visionary addition to the curriculum taught at North Natomas’ Inderkum High School -- Bike Tech.

Similar to auto shop in structure, Bike Tech is an ROP course that will teach high-schoolers the ins and outs of bicycle mechanics. Students will experience a comprehensive bicycle educational program, teaching them the mechanical fundamentals of bicycle assembly and repair while fostering safe cycling habits, environmental awareness, and healthy living. By the end of the semester-long course, the kids will know how to disassemble, assemble, repair and troubleshoot multiple kinds of bicycles.

Read about the career opportunities students will discover.

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50 Bikes for 50 Kids 2015

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a very real and positive impact on a child and your community? 50 Bikes for 50 Kids 2015 is now accepting sponsorships from local businesses to make a difference right here in North Natomas.

The program, now in its third year, recognizes 50 remarkable students from the North Natomas area, nominated and chosen based on their Content of Character. The chosen students will join with volunteers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and together build a brand new bike, which upon completion goes home with the participating student.

Visit NNTMA.org/50bikes or email Abbey@nntma.org for more information.

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Be Alert: School is in Session!

The bell has rung and the start of a brand new school year is here. If you live in the area and drive an automobile, please be hyper-vigilant about safety as hundreds of families are on foot. Keep your speed low, take alternative routes away from school zones and leave earlier or later to avoid school rush hour. 

Walk to School Programs are available at the following North Natomas schools:
•    Two Feet Tuesdays at Regency Park Elementary
•    Walking Wednesdays & Fridays at Westlake Charter School
•    Walking Wednesdays at Natomas Park Elementary
•    Walking Wednesdays at H. Allen Hight Elementary
•    Footloose Fridays at Heron School
•    Footloose Fridays at Witter Ranch Elementary

Email Mellissa Meng at Mellissa@nntma.org for more information.

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Updates on Arena Construction + Traffic Hot Spots

Construction near the future site of the arena can impact surface street and even freeway mobility now through 2016. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stay informed.

While at this time, there is no scheduled Flyer service interruption, we ask that you keep the following resources handy as traffic conditions are subject to change.

Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center website

Sacramento Regional Transit website

North Natomas TMA website

The following Twitter accounts also provide updates:

@NorthNatomasTMA, @ShuttleUpNNTMA, @ridesacrt and @SacramentoESC.

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Natomas at Nite Ends on an Icy Note on Friday, August 29th

You've seen it a zillion times, your kids have been singing it non-stop since 2013, and there's a good chance you are already humming 'Let it Go' in your head. Nevertheless, Frozen is coming to Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby's Movie in the Park on Friday, August 29th at 8pm. It will be far better with all your friends and neighbors than at home in your living room, where the movie has been on perpetual repeat for months.

So, grab your bike and cruise over to the North Natomas Regional Park where the awesome Bike Valet folks will keep your ride safe while you enjoy (yet again) the wonder that is Frozen.

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Sacramento Transportation Authority Seeking Taxpayer Oversight Committee Applicants

The Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA) is looking for applicants with finance or transportation planning backgrounds to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Measure A Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee.

Applications are due by Thursday, Sept. 18, and are available along with additional information on the STA website.

The Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee was created in 2004 when Sacramento County voters approved Measure A, a 30-year extension of the half-cent transportation sales tax that under STA management is funding road, transit, maintenance and other improvements. 

The committee helps ensure that the Measure A program is functioning as promised to taxpayers.  It includes three voting public members with municipal finance, transportation planning or project management experience.  Committee meetings are held quarterly and voting members serve four-year terms.


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Mission Statement:
The North Natomas Transportation Management Association is a nonprofit organization with the mission to foster transportation behaviors that enhance placemaking in our community through advocacy, programs, education, and services.

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