National RTAP Webinar:
Moving from Demand Response to Deviated Fixed Route
This webinar will discuss the process of evaluating a transit system for the implementation of a deviated fixed route service and will feature a presentation by an agency that operates a deviated fixed route. Best practices and answers to frequently asked questions on this topic will be provided.
will be held on Wednesday, April 18 at 2:00-3:30 PM ET. Presenters include Julie Schafer of RLS & Associates, Angie Peters of Union County Public Transit in Oregon, and Rob Tassinari of National RTAP.
New Website and Centers of Excellence for the Tribal Technical Assistance Program
FHWA and the University of Virginia's
provides comprehensive transportation training and technical assistance to tribal communities, building skills and expertise to ensure the safety and maintenance of tribal roads. The program has established five Virtual Centers of Excellence, including planning and procurement and asset and data management.
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Transit Development Plans
April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month
FTA has posted partial
Fiscal Year 2018 Apportionment tables
formula funds for public transportation, pursuant to the Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act of 2018. Over $300 million is apportioned toward rural transportation and over $14 million toward tribal transportation.
of nearly $500 million in discretionary grants through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. More than 64% of this round of funding was awarded to rural transportation projects.
US DOT posted a
on their website with guidance for collectors, medical review officers (MROs), laboratories and employers. Confirmation testing is required for 14 drugs under a 5-panel test.
Resources and News
Easter Seals Project Action (ESPA) is hosting a
on Implementing Conditional Eligibility for ADA Complementary Paratransit Trip-by-Trip on April 4, 2-3:30 PM ET. Topics include tracking riders' conditions and determining eligibility for conditions that regularly change.
Conversations with Leaders
is a new webinar series with insights into what has made transportation leaders successful. The first is with Ohio DOT's Chuck Dyer on April 12, 2:00-2:30 PM ET.
, an online training created by AASHTO, AASHTO's Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program, and NDSU's Small Urban and Rural Transit Center, provides new public transportation professionals an overview of the Federal Transit Administration. The training was updated in March 2018 and is available through National RTAP
National RTAP eLearning
CTAA has an
of all their webcasts. Topics include mobility as a service, non-emergency medical transportation, volunteer transportation programs, driver recruitment and more.
Transportation Radio posted a new podcast in its ITE Talks Transportation series. This
discusses the relationship between health, transportation, and Vision Zero initiatives.
Transit Development Plan Guidebook
provides best practices and recommendations for preparing TDPs, such as stakeholder involvement, needs assessment, finance, implementation, evaluation and documentation.
FHWA's 2017 National Household Travel Survey
are now available. Households took over 220 million vehicle trips in 2017.
FHWA's Mobile Solution for Assessment and Reporting app is available for download from online app stores. It enables State DOTs to collect and report post-disaster transportation information, which significantly shortens the data collection process.
AASHTO is taking applications through April 6 from state DOTs to compete in
America's Transportation Awards
. This annual award to recognize state project achievements includes a $10,000 prize to donate to a charity or scholarship of choice.
Upcoming National RTAP Q&A Webinar on 2019 Technical Assistance Conference Local Host RFP
We will be holding a Q&A
April 2 at 2:00 PM ET
to answer questions about the 2019 National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference Local Host Request for Proposals. The target audience for the webinar is State DOT Staff and State and Regional Transit Associations.
If you'd like to have a copy of the RFP, please contact
Updated Transit Asset Management Topic Guide
Welcome to the New NH State RTAP Manager
National RTAP welcomes New Hampshire RTAP's Claire Oswald as the newest State RTAP Manager. New Hampshire RTAP also has a new
that includes newsletters and a compliance section with policies.
Find out more about Claire and all the State RTAP Managers at National RTAP's
Directory of State RTAP Managers
Research Using National RTAP Resources
Look for us at these upcoming conferences!
CalACT Spring Conference, Newport Beach, CA, April 3-6
AzTA/ADOT Conference, Tuscon, AZ, April 8-10
- Ohio Public Transit Association Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, April 9-11
- MassDOT Innovation & Mobility Exchange, Worcester, MA, April 10-11
- Wisconsin DOT Inter-Tribal Task Force Transit Peer Exchange, Hayward, WI, April 19 (presenting remotely)
- CT RTAP Spring Conference, Newington, CT, April 25
- Michigan Rural Transportation Managers Workshop, Mount Pleasant, MI, April 25-26
- Utah Urban & Rural Transportation Association (URSTA), Brian Head, UT, May 10-11
- Montana Transit Association Spring Conference, Bozeman, MT, May 21-25
- Virginia Transit Conference, Richmond, VA, May 22-23
- CTAA EXPO, Pittsburgh, PA, June 10-14
- WY Public Transit Conference, Riverton, WY, June 19-21
- Tri-State Transit Conference, North Conway, NH, Sept 12-14
- National Transportation in Indian Country Conference, Duluth, MN, September 17-20
- Tri-State Transit Conference, North Conway, NH, Sept 12-14
- National Conference on Rural Public & Intercity Bus Transportation (RIBTC), Breckenridge, CO, Sep. 30-Oct. 3
Mobility Device Securement Training
March 22, 12-1 PM
Orientation to Transit Procurement
Culver City, CA
Knowledge Management Resource to Support Strategic Workforce Development for Transit Agencies
March 27, 2-3:30 PM
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
TAM Webinar: Major Capital Replacements
March 28, 2-3 PM
Risk Assessment for Transit Capital Projects
American Society on Aging, American Planning Association and AARP
Livable Communities for All Ages Sum
San Francisco, CA
2019 Conference Local Host RFP Q&A #2
April 2, 2:00 PM
Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council
Compassion Fatigue Awareness for Transportation Providers Training
April 3, 9:30-11:30 AM
Newport Beach, CA
Implementing Conditional Eligibility for ADA Complementary Paratransit Trip-by-Trip
April 4, 2 PM
Project Management for Transit Professionals
Transportation Planning Process
Statewide Transit Conference
Ohio Needs Transit Conference
Moving from Demand Response to Deviated Fixed Route Service
April 18, 2-3:30 PM
Implementing Rural Transit Technology
Virginia Transit Conference
Cost Allocation 101
June 6, 2-3:30 PM ET
ave the date
National Conference on Rural Public & Intercity Bus Transportation
Sept 30-Oct 3
All event times listed as Eastern Time
Roles and Responsibilities of Rural Transit Managers
This National RTAP training module helps managers achieve cooperation, teamwork, better attitudes, and effective results in leading their rural transit agency. We
reprinted the module in 2018
with updates to resources in the bibliography.
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