Call for Presentations for the 2017 National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference: Transportation at the Center
The National RTAP Conference Committee announces a call for presentations for the 2017 Technical Assistance Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, October 29-November 1.
This is the third biennial conference focused on innovation, best practices, and compliance. The target audience includes rural, tribal and human service transit providers; planners; state transportation and human service agency staff; intercity bus operators; consultants; and others with an interest in rural transportation.
The Conference Committee seeks proposals on topics and tools relevant to rural public, tribal, veterans' and intercity bus transportation. We are especially interested in those who have implemented or developed successful approaches at their agencies to issues related to Administration & Planning, Operations, Compliance, Coordination, and Technology
FTA and US DOT Updates
FTA published a
for its Every Place Counts Leadership Academy. The toolkit is designed to help community members and other stakeholders better understand the transportation decision making process.
FTA Research released an updated
Transit Asset Management Guide
, to incorporate the 2016 Final Rule, which sets out asset management requirements for transit providers. The guide notes rule requirements throughout a broader discussion of best practices.
Resources and News
Check out this great Case Study by the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center (SURTC) which explores transit's contribution to livability in rural communities.
NHTSA Proposes a 'Driver Mode' for Devices to Curb Behind-the-Wheel Distractions.
Easterseals Project Action (ESPA) Consulting is offering
Accessible Transportation Community Initiative (ATCI) grants
to increase and improve independent mobility for people with disabilities and older adults through the development of transportation coalitions to ten communities within the following states: MN, WI, MT, ND, SD, WA, AK. Applications are due
January 15, 2017.
Transportation Research Board
96th Annual Meeting
2017 Winter Meeting
State College, PA
Southwest Transit Association
Baton Route, LA
Transit Maintenance Leadership Workshop
Long Beach, CA
April 10-14, 2017
12th Annual Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference
April 18-20, 2017
New Orleans, LA
Virginia Transit Association
Conference and Expo
May 23-24, 2017
2017 Technical Assistance Conference
Oct 29-Nov 1,
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