Winners of the National RTAP Marketing Contest
Instead of our Annual Photo Contest, this year we asked for your brochures and passenger guides. We got 18 submissions and are excited to announce the winners!
- 1st Place: Benzie Bus, Beulah, MI, submitted by Jessica Carland, Mobility Manager
- 2nd Place: Stagecoach Transportation Services, Inc., Middlebury, VT, submitted by Jim Moulton, Executive Director
- 3rd Place: OATS, Inc., Columbia, MO, submitted by Jill Stedem, Administrative Services Director
- Honorable Mention: HIRTA Public Transit, Urbandale, IA, submitted by Julia Castillo, Executive Director
National RTAP recently released training videos from Q'Straint and BraunAbility that provide an overview of the range of wheelchair securement equipment currently available and a comprehensive review of the proper way to secure passengers with special needs and wheelchairs.
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- Pre-Trip Inspection
- Basic Maintenance
- Sensitivity Training
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National RTAP Grant Writing Webinar
Register now for a
Grant Writing 101 Webinar
on Wednesday, August 30 at 2:00-3:30 PM ET, which will provide guidance and best practices for writing grant applications, especially for FTA programs.
Presenters include National RTAP Review Board members Kari Banta, RTAP and 5310 Program Manager, Texas DOT, and Katharine Mitchell, Senior Transportation Planner, Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County, AZ.
Learn how to improve your narrative and tell your story in a way that funders understand will meet their program goals.
2017 National RTAP Conference Early Bird Deadline and Student Poster Session
for the 2017 National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference: Transportation at the Center in Omaha, Nebraska, October 29 to November 1! The early bird rate ends September 8.
We're planning a student poster session at the conference on October 31. If you work with colleges or universities, please spread the word about this fantastic opportunity.This is a great chance to connect students to the industry and foster community engagement and development. Want to find out more? Contact us at email@example.com.
FTA and U.S. DOT Updates
FTA has placed a notice of availability of the final National Public Transportation Safety Plan in the
and posted it on its
. The plan establishes performance measures to improve the safety of public transportation systems that receive federal financial assistance. Transit agencies will set performance targets based on those measures to monitor and assess the safety performance of their public transportation systems.
FTA is seeking volunteers to participate in a safety review as part of their Bus Safety Program. The no cost reviews take one to four days and include a preliminary assessment of a transit agency's readiness to implement Safety Management System processes and practices. Transit agencies interested in participating are encouraged to submit a statement of interest by August 31, 2017.
Resources and News
The National Transit Institute (NTI) is hosting an
Implementing Rural Transit Technology Course
, free for state and local transit agencies,
September 26-27 in
Richmond, VA. Rural transit providers are often interested in how technology can help increase operating efficiency and improve safety. However, the process for planning and implementing appropriate technology-based applications can be challenging. This course presents a structured approach to help ensure that agency needs and expectations are met.
Below are additional upcoming courses. See the
for details and the full calendar:
Transit Asset Management Implementation for Tier II Providers and Sponsors -
Onboard Camera Applications for Buses - Webinar, September 14
Transit Maintenance Leadership Workshop - New Orleans, LA, December 4-8
Your agency can participate in a survey conducted by ETA Transit. The survey is about public transit agency customer service and results will be shared the results in mid-December.
FHWA recently released the
Transportation Alternatives (TA) Annual Report
. Examples include pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for enhancing mobility, and community improvement activities including historic preservation and vegetation management.
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Look for us at these upcoming conferences!
Tri-State Transit Conference, Freeport, ME, September 13-15
Oregon Transit Conference, Pendleton, OR, October 1-4
National RTAP 2017 Technical Assistance Conference, Omaha, NE, October 29-November 1
2017 TAM Roundtable
Grant Writing 101
Ridership Forecasting with STOPS for Transit Project Planning
Transit Ridership Forecasting Course
Roadside Safety Features
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
TRB, NCTR & URISA
GIS in Transit Conference
Transit and TNC Partnerships, an Alternative Approach
3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT
ME, NH & VT
Tri-State Transit Conference
Roadway Safety Data and Analysis Toolbox - Finding the Right Tool for the Job
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Onboard Camera Applications for Buses
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
US DOT Volpe Center
Transforming Transportation Speaker Series
20th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference
2017 Technical Assistance Conference
Oct 29-Nov 1,
Early Bird: Sept 8
All event times listed as Eastern Time
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