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
National RTAP Webinar: Estimating Ridership of Rural Demand-Response Transit Recording Available
Couldn't join us for
"Estimating Ridership of Rural Demand-Response Services for the General Public" with
Jeremy Mattson of the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center? The Webinar and PowerPoint are available on our website.
Learn more about the study
which developed two models for estimating demand, can be used by transit agencies or planners to:
- forecast demand for demand response services,
- estimate the impact of service changes, or
- project future ridership
Have a topic you'd like to see addressed in one of our webinars or peer calls? Let us know at
FTA and US DOT Updates
FHWA released an Achieving Multimodal Networks:
Applying Design Flexibility & Reducing Conflicts
guide, a resource that highlights ways planners and designers can address common roadway design challenges and barriers so that walking and bicycling are safe and attractive options for people of all ages and abilities.
Resources and News
Towards Zero Deaths - Proactive Steps for Your Community - The National Center for Rural Road Safety is offering this free webinar on Thursday, December 8 from 11:00am-12:30pm ET. Learn more about the latest fatality trends, the six key areas of the TZD strategy, and proactive steps your city or county can take to get started!
NTI is accepting nominations for the
2017 Achievements in Transit Training Awards
through December 16. The purpose is to identify exemplary transit training initiatives and practices; emphasize the impact of training on agency performance; and increase industry knowledge of outstanding transit training. Employees of U.S. public transit agencies, DOTs, or other transit non-profits are eligible.
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.
A recording of Q'Straint's recent webinar is now available: Emerging Trends in Wheelchair Transportation:
Rearward Facing Securement
Blogs and Articles
The Volpe Center has a recent
on What Transportation Planners Can Learn About Ridesharing from College Campuses.
Orientation to Transit Procurement
Using Regional ITS Architecture
Long Beach, CA
The 2016 FPTA/CTD Annual Conference
Procurement for Small and Medium Transit Systems
Wheat Ridge, CO
2017 Winter Meeting
State College, PA
Transit Maintenance Leadership Workshop
Long Beach, CA
April 10-14, 2017
Virginia Transit Association
Conference and Expo
May 23-24, 2017
National RTAP 2017 Technical Assistance Conference
Oct 29-Nov 1,
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