National RTAP 101 Webinar: Procurement for Contracted Services
Join National RTAP, Washington State DOT Transit Division, and Main Street Connections consulting for this 101 webinar to learn about procuring services, from janitorial to consulting contracts. You'll also learn about how National RTAP's ProcurementPro tool can help you with identifying the federal clauses and correct procurement processes to comply with FTA procurement rules.
for this webinar next Thursday, July 20 at 2:30-3:30 p.m. Bring your questions and procurement issues to this table of experts!
Reminder: National RTAP Peer Call Today on Tribal Transit Management
National RTAP is partnering with the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) to have a conversation about Tribal Transit. FTA's Tribal Program has grown and the need for continuity and shared learning has also expanded.
for this Peer Call today, Thursday, July 13 at 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET to hear an overview of tribal transit management and join a discussion of what's happening nationally. Share your perspective and best practices for others, and hear about resources and opportunities for making your system even better!
National RTAP 2017 Marketing Contest
Reminder: instead of our annual Photo Contest, this year we're asking for your passenger guides! Check out our
Marketing Transit Toolkit
for ideas on how to improve your existing brochure, or submit it as is. The deadline is July 31!
The grand prize is one free registration for our 2017 Conference in Omaha, October 29-November 1, and t
wo runner-ups will receive $50 gift cards.
Brochures will be judged on: passenger in
visual quality; and
For full details and the consent form, go to our
Register for National RTAP's 2017 Conference
is open for the 2017 National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference: Transportation at the Center! Join us in Omaha, Nebraska from October 29 to November 1 for workshops, presentations, keynote speakers, and round-tables with a focus on training and practical solutions for rural and tribal transportation.
FTA and U.S. DOT Updates
FTA just announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $226.5 million for transit bus projects nationwide through the competitive Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program (Section 5339), with a minimum of 10% allocated for rural projects.
Pull out your transit asset management plans and see what your priorities are for bus rehab and replacement, then call your state transit program to find out their time-frame and available resources. Read the NOFO for full details.
The application period closes August 25
, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
Register now for FTA's 17th Biennial State Programs Meeting and State Public Transit Partnerships Conference in Washington, DC, August 16-18.
The audience includes State 5311 and 5310 Program Managers and State Transit Staff. Keep an eye on the 5311 page for more information and plan to attend the meeting to
- get a refresher on TAM,
- review safety initiatives,
- hear about emerging options in coordinated mobility, and
- share your vision of the future of rural transit!
Resources and News
The Small Urban and Rural Livability Center published an
Intercity Bus Stop Analysis
. Results from this research should help state DOTs as they determine whether intercity bus service needs are being met in their states.
Listen to NADTC's recently recorded
Reduced Fare Podcast
about requirements and applications of reduced fare programs for public transit. Included in the 12 minute podcast are types of programs, reduced fare incentives for both riders and transit systems, and eligibility for people with disabilities, older adults, and students.
Also check out the
NADTC June E-Alert
for new resources on Transportation Information & Assistance, including a recorded webinar and new blog series.
Below are some upcoming NTI courses. See the
for details and the full calendar:
TRB is seeking
for the Sharon D. Banks Award recognizing excellence in people-oriented initiatives, due July 31.
Look for us at these upcoming conferences!
Missouri Transit Conference, Springfield, MO, August 6-8
FTA State Programs Meeting and State Public Transit Partnerships Conference, Washington, DC, August 16-18
Tri-State Transit Conference, Freeport, ME, September 13-15
Oregon Transit Conference, Pendleton, OR, October 1-4
Tribal Transit Manager Overview
2017 National Conference
Procurement of Contracted Services
Freedom Through Transit Summer
July 25-6 & July 27-28
Transportation and the ADA Workshop
Des Moines, IA
State Programs Meeting
Save the Date
2017 TAM Roundtable
20th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference
2017 Technical Assistance Conference
Oct 29-Nov 1,
Early Bird: Sept 8
All event times listed as Eastern Time
|Substance Abuse Awareness Training, Testing, and Compliance Technical Brief
Anyone designated by the US DOT as a safety-sensitive employee is subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing. But what does "safety-sensitive" mean?
This brief will provide guidance for employers who must train and test safety-sensitive employees for drug and alcohol use and misuse, and prepare employees for what to expect.
Download it from our
and refresh your understanding of this important compliance topic!
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