National RTAP Peer Call: Preparing for your State Management Review
Are you interested in sharing your approach to preparing for a State Management Review (SMR) or hearing from your peers about their experience? If so, join us for our next Peer Call which will now be held on Wednesday, August 3 from 2:30-3:30pm ET.
During this call, National RTAP Review Board Members Michele Nystrom, Georgia DOT and Curtis Sims, South Carolina DOT will share their approaches to surviving and thriving before, during, and after their SMR.
Discussion questions for the Peer Call include: --How do you work with your subrecipients in preparation for the SMR? --When do you start organizing information for the visit and reviewing your documentation? --What do you do when the SMR report comes in?
to join in the discussion, share your tips and tricks, and get new ideas from your peers on how to make the SMR process better for your program!
National RTAP Website Builder Overview Webinar
Join us Thursday, August 11 at 2:00-3:30pm ET for a webinar about National RTAP's Website Builder application and hosting service.
Since the new version launched in 2014, the system has been updated and a few new features have been added.
This webinar will provide an overview of Website Builder, highlights of the system changes and additional modules, and solutions to common issues users have had.
National RTAP Photo Contest
-- Deadline Extended
The theme of this year's photo contest
Rides to _____: What is public transit used for?
Photos should reflect the ways public transit is utilized in your community, for example:
- Rides to wellness/healthcare
- Rides to work
- Rides to school
- Rides to shopping/groceries
- Rides to recreation
- Rides for socialization on the bus
The deadline has been extended to Friday, July 29. First prize is a top-of-the-line digital camera and the runner up receives a $250 gift check. To view photos from past contests, visit our Facebook page!
Federal Transit Administration and US DOT Updates
FTA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve two-year terms on the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). Nominations are due August 31. Learn more in the
FTA is hosting a
National Online Dialogue
on preventing and mitigating transit worker assaults until August 31 (extended). A webinar recording is now available to help individuals navigate the conversation and to provide an overview of some of the topics.
The NCMM Mobility Management Information Practices (MMIP) Database
- Are you interested in finding management practices that you can implement in your community?
- Do you want to learn about the resources it takes to implement these practices?
- Will Information about evaluating mobility management practices help you in your work?
Visit the free, interactive database that describes mobility management strategies.
Resources and News
FHWA posted its Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds NOFO. These funds are available to assist with developing safety plans and addressing safety issues.
TR News May-June 2016: The Intercity Bus Rennaissance. TR News explores bus transportation in the United States.
the full issue!
Ethics Survey for Transit Managers
Transit managers/CEOs are encouraged to complete a brief, confidential
conducted by North Dakota State University about the ethics of transit agency board members.
Ethics is especially important in public transportation because of the public trust placed in agencies as taxpayer-funded public services. Survey results will help identify areas of strength, as well as areas needing additional attention for training and policy development.
The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete and responses will be confidential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
Surveillance Program Best Practices Article
Read our new
Best Practices Spotlight article
on the topic of installing onboard cameras for safety and security benefits, financial benefits, training opportunities, and more.
The article highlights the Southern Nevada Transit Coalition's new Safety Assurance and Award Program, which uses surveillance for a safety program that also involves training and staff appreciation.
Peer Call: Preparing for your SMR
2016 Summer Conference & Roadeo
Small Urban Network (SUN) Conference
Website Builder Overview
Midwest Transit and
State Public Transportation Partnerships Conference
Kansas City, MO
Expo & Conference
Virginia Beach, VA
National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America
Roadeo and Fall Conference
National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus
For a listing of all National RTAP and other national events, view our
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