Advertising Best Practices Article: Bus Wraps and In-Kind Advertising
Advertising can be a way to generate additional revenue for your agency and/or to help get the word out about your transit services. Bus wraps are one option to leverage free space on your vehicles for revenue, though there are important issues to consider first. In-kind advertising with local organizations and businesses is another option.
This new Best Practices Spotlight article on the National RTAP website covers examples of best practices as well as tips and lessons learned regarding bus wraps and in-kind advertising from five rural transit agencies across the country.
National RTAP Transit Asset Management 101 Webinar
During this webinar, Kelly Shawn of RLS & Associates, Inc. will provide information on recent Transit Asset Management (TAM) requirements issued by FTA in July 2016 and the impact on small transit providers. Topics will include
background on FTA's State of Good Repair, information needed to develop a TAM Plan, State-sponsored plans, and best practices for
determining asset replacement and cost analysis.
Whether you are a State DOT sponsoring a statewide plan or a Tier II provider, this webinar will provide insight into managing the safety, maintenance, and procurement data needed for a compliant TAM program.
his webinar to be held next Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 2:30pm ET.
Call for Presentations for the 2017 National RTAP Conference: Transportation at the Center
The National RTAP Conference Committee is soliciting presentation proposals 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 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
FTA and US DOT Updates
Federal FY2017 Annual List of Certifications and Assurances for FTA Grants and Cooperative Agreements are now available. Learn more via the
or check out the
Secretary Foxx reached out to answer questions via an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on
. Read the questions from the public and the Secretary's answers.
FMCSA issued guidance to organizations and businesses that transport passengers across state lines to clarify existing federal regulations. Read the
or consider reading the
Passenger Carrier Guidance
FTA answers questions and seeks input about emerging shared mobility services via a
Shared Mobility Online Dialogue
. Read FTA's
about the dialogue, which is open until January 27, 2017.
Resources and News
The FHWA has published the December version of its Transportation Performance Management
. The digest covers asset management, performance measures, and other topics relevant for both operators and state stakeholders.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announced a soft roll-out of updates to the Tribal Transportation Program. Read their
or view the
NADTC is offering a free self-paced online
Human Services Transportation Course
on Understanding and Developing Transportation Programs for Older Adults and People With Disabilities from January 16 to March 1. Registration ends January 23.
2017 National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference: Call for Presentations
Deadline - January 30
Understanding and Developing Transportation Programming for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
January 16-March 1
Transit Asset Management 101
Bus Operator Workstation Design Part I, Organization Guidance Tools
National Center for Rural Road Safety
Results of Research Project: Assessing the Operational and Cultural Environment
Southwest Transit Association
Baton Rouge, LA
Peer Call: Engaging Local Stakeholders
Bus Operator Workstation Design Part II, Design Guidance Tools
NM Transit Roadeo, Conference, Expo
Arizona Transit Conference
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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