An Introduction to TCRP Problem Statements
and join National RTAP, the Transportation Research Board, and AASHTO's Multi-State Technical Assistance Program on Thursday, February 16 from 2:30-3:30pm ET to learn about the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Problem Statements and how to submit one this year. You'll also hear about rural transit current research and helpful resources, and will be able to questions and give input directly to TRB staff.
If you've never been involved in the research process, this is a great place to get started!
National RTAP Peer Call: Engaging Community Stakeholders
Transit succeeds when it is a visible, valued part of the surrounding community. Join National RTAP for this Peer Call about integrating your agency into your community. Transit veterans Deb Dauenhauer and Ernie Palmer will be participating in the discussion to contribute their own community success stories.
Ask questions and share your experience with engaging local stakeholders on Wednesday, February 15 from 2:30-3:30 PM Eastern.
Deadline for National RTAP 2017 Conference Session Abstracts Extended to February 15!
The National RTAP Conference Committee is soliciting presentation proposals for the 2017 Technical Assistance Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, October 29-November 1.
The 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 to issues related to Administration & Planning, Operations, Compliance, Coordination, and Technology.
National RTAP 2017 Technical Assistance Program
This year we are looking to select two small rural or tribal transit providers to receive technical assistance regarding 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 Worksheets from the Marketing Toolkit
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
Interested in sharing your TAM resources, or seeing what others have done? check out the FTA's TAM
or examples of ongoing or completed asset management resources. Just getting started? take a look at the
The U.S. DOT released several
new mobile apps
to help keep people safe and informed.
On January 31 our new Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao was sworn in. Read the
from the ceremony.
Check out FTA'
s Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan
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.
Upcoming NCMM Webinars
February 14, 2pm ET. This webinar, presented by NCMM, the Administration for Community Living's Transit Planning for All project, and the Shared Use Mobility Center, will give a brief summary of shared-use mobility in the U.S and will cover in detail a pilot program between Brookdale Senior Living Solutions and Lyft.
February 21, 11am ET. This webinar will discuss updated, ground-breaking rules from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services affecting non-emergency medical transportation. The rules for partnering with healthcare providers and institutions, and in particular for healthcare facilities to pay for patients' transportation costs under certain circumstances. In advance of the webinar,
CTAA's review of the rule.
Resources and News
The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics released its 2016
The National Highway Institute has a free online course in the Basics of Transportation Planning. This
4 hour course
provides an introduction to the statewide, metropolitan, and rural transportation planning requirements and highlights useful techniques.
A few upcoming NTI courses - see their
for the full calendar:
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Southwest Transit Association
Baton Rouge, LA
Inclusive Planning and Shared-Use Mobility:
Ensuring Diversity of Perspective in a Changing Transportation Environment
National Center for Rural Road Safety
Small Town and Rural Multi-Modal Networks Guide
2017 National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference: Call for Presentations
Deadline Extended to February 15
Peer Call: Engaging Local Stakeholders
Introduction to TCRP Problem Statements
Bus Operator Workstation Design Part II, Design Guidance Tools
Safe Harbors Regulation and NEMT
Kids on Transit
Transportation Research Board
Livable Transit Corridors
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,
For a listing of all National RTAP and other national events, view our
. If you'd like to submit an event, please email email@example.com.
All event times listed as Eastern Time
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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