Upcoming National RTAP Webinar: Fire and Flood - Disaster Planning and Response
During this webinar, transit agencies and state DOT officials from Louisiana, Washington, and California will share their experience with recent disasters. They will describe the event, what preparations were in place, what role transit had in responding to the event, and the recovery process.
The panelists will share lessons learned and the resources they utilized.
Join us Wednesday, April 26, 2:30-4:00pm ET to learn from their experiences, hear best practices, and ask questions. Register now!
FTA and U.S. DOT Updates
Secretary Chao, Preparing for the Transportation of Tomorrow, about President Trump'
s FY2018 budget.
FTA's Transit Safety & Oversight
March Spotlight Newsletter
is now available, featuring an article on Employee Safety Reporting as well as a calendar of upcoming instructor-led and online training.
DOT issued an
for a possible change to its drug-testing program, adding additional substances to the testing list among other changes. Comments are due tomorrow, March 24.
Due to a presidential order, the effective date of the FMCSA final rule titled "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators" is now
Resources and News
Does your agency have a strong safety culture? If you're looking for best practices, see the recent TCRP Synthesis: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies. Also, register for the next National RTAP Peer Call on Fostering a Safety Culture on May 24!
APTA released a
Who Rides Public Transportation
report that summarizes passenger characteristics of U.S. public transit users. Regional surveys were conducted between 2008 and 2015.
Check out this Planetizen article, Early Exposure to Public Transit Can Lead to More Sustainable Travel Later in Life,and then watch our recent Kids on Transit webinar recording! The panelists describe youth initiatives that benefit the agency, community, and individual.
Grants and Contests
Are you an innovator in mobility management?
Submit your best practices
to the NCMM's Mobility Management Information Practices contest for a chance to with a Fitbit. The deadline is March 31.
Training and Webinars
Upcoming NTI courses. See the
for details and the full calendar:
- Public Involvement in Transportation Decisionmaking, April 4-6, Philadelphia, PA
Intro to Transit Service Planning, April 19-21, Tucson, AZ
Paratransit Management and Operations, April 25-26, Grand Forks, ND
- Managing Community Mobility, May 9-10, Austin, TX
Management Implementation for Tier II Providers and Sponsors, May 11, Reno, NV
- Implementing Rural Transit Technology, June 21-22, Columbia, SC
Procurement for Small and Medium Transit Systems, June 7-8, St. Cloud, MN
Look for us at these upcoming conferences!
- Texas Transit Association, March 22-26, Lubbock, TX
- NM Transit Association, March 25-28, Bernalillo, NM
- NorthEast Passenger Transportation Association, April 3-4, Providence, RI
- Illinois RTAC, April 5-6, Springfield, IL
- Arizona Annual Transit Conference, April 9-11, Phoenix, AZ
- MA Community Transportation, May 2, Worcester, MA
- Iowa Public Transit Association, May 31-June 1, Des Moines
- CTAA Expo, June 11-16, Detroit, MI
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Mini Course on ADA
March 20-April 14
Human-Centered Mobility and the Benefits for Transit
March 28, 2:00-3:00pm
Designing for Inclusive Health
March 30, 1:00-2:00pm
National Center for Rural Road Safety
Converting Paved to Unpaved Roads
April 4, 1:00-2:30pm
12th Annual Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference
April 18-20, 2017
New Orleans, LA
Fire and Flood: Disaster Planning and Response
April 26, 2:30-4:00pm
Advanced-Level Environmental Justice
by April 3
2017 Bus & Paratransit Conference
Fostering a Safety Culture
Research Problem Statements Due
20th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference
2017 Technical Assistance Conference
Oct 29-Nov 1,
All event times listed as Eastern Time
National RTAP has a recent
Advertising Best Practices
article with examples, tips, and lessons-learned regarding bus wraps and in-kind advertising from five rural agencies.
Also check out our previous articles on Surveillance Programs, Fuel Efficient Driving, and Travel Training!
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