National RTAP 101 Webinar: Kids on Transit
When kids use public transit it benefits the agency, community, and individual. It can help dispel the stigma that transit is only for certain populations; empower youth to be independent; help kids get around without needing a car or a ride; enable interaction between different people in the community; and increase current and future ridership.
During this webinar on Tuesday, March 7, 2:30-3:30 pm ET, three transit providers will describe their initiatives to get youth to use transit. The panelists include Amber Blake from Durango Transit in
CO; Michele Brooks on behalf of Acton, MA; and Mary Anderson of Whatcom Council of Governments in WA.
to hear innovative strategies, best practices, and lessons learned!
Recordings Now Available for Engaging Community Stakeholders Call and Introduction to TCRP Webinar
If you weren't able to join us for our recent Peer Call on engaging community stakeholders, view the recording and slides on our
Peer Calls webpage
The transit community, including Deb Dauenhauer of the Southern Nevada Transit Coalition and Ernie Palmer of Basin Area Transit in Oregon, discuss how to get more involved in your community at all levels and how it benefits your transit agency.
Have you ever submitted a synthesis topic or problem statement for potential research? View the
recording and handouts
from this webinar, where representatives from TRB and SCOPT discuss current research and resources and how to easily submit ideas to TRB. The deadline to
submit a synthesis topic
is March 17.
National RTAP 2017 Technical Assistance Program
This year we will be providing technical assistance to two small rural or tribal transit providers for their marketing or communications.
We anticipate that each project will involve, at a minimum, developing or updating the agency's marketing plan and an assessment of the system's visibility, image, and passenger experience. We will use the Marketing Toolkit worksheets
as a starting point.
Applications are due Friday, March 17 at 12:00 PM ET. To learn more about the program, application requirements, and to submit your application, visit the
2017 Technical Assistance
FTA and U.S. DOT Updates
February's Transit Safety and Oversight Spotlight
newsletter is now available. This issue discusses safety plans and upcoming training.
Reminder that the deadline for the FY 2017 Tribal Transit Program
grants is March 20. A total of $5 million in funding is available. Visit the FTA website for full details and the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Also see this recent Fastlane post.
FTA's Joint Development
has been updated to include the February 9 guidance
The page provides information on the use of FTA funds or FTA-funded real property for joint development.
U.S. DOT has issued an
for a possible change to its drug-testing program. The proposed change would add several additional substances to the testing list, among other changes.
Resources and News
National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM)'s recent Shared-Use and Inclusive Planning Webinar is now available as a
with great content including interviews and transit stories. Also see their new online trainings on Mobility Management Basics Creating Innovative Transportation Solutions.
Are you an innovator in mobility management?
your best practices to the NCMM's Mobility Management Information Practices (MMIP) contest. The deadline is March 31.
A few upcoming NTI courses - see their
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Kids on Transit
Transportation Research Board
Livable Transit Corridors
Propose New Topics for the 2017 TCRP Syntheses
Due March 17
Texas 2017 Spring Training, Expo, Roadeo
Transit Roadeo, Conference, Expo
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
2017 Technical Assistance Conference
Oct 29-Nov 1,
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Did you know? National RTAP recently released an
Advertising Best Practices
article with examples, tips, and lessons-learned regarding bus wraps and in-kind advertising from five rural transit agencies.
Also be sure to check out our previous articles on Surveillance Programs, Fuel Efficient Driving, Travel Training, and more!
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