Student Posters Selected for the 2017 National RTAP Conference
For the first time ever, we have invited undergraduate and graduate students to display their rural and Tribal transit research posters during the National RTAP 2017 Technical Assistance Conference:
Transportation at the Center
in Omaha, NE
on Tuesday, October 31 at 9:15-10:00 AM.
We have selected three posters to display at the conference:
- Bench-marking Case Studies for Mobile Application of Public Transit in the U.S.
- Mobility Management: How to Measure the Performance of Mobility Management Programs?
- Nebraska Pupil Transportation
We hope that you will visit the poster session and meet the students who created them.
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FTA and U.S. DOT Updates
U.S. DOT will be offering a
on Elements of a Transportation Asset Management Plan: Financial Plans and Investment Strategies
on October 11, 2017, 2:00-3:30 PM ET.
The FY 2017 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER program
funds projects which emphasize improved access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for communities in rural areas, such as projects that improve infrastructure condition, address public health and safety, promote regional connectivity, or facilitate economic growth or competitiveness. The deadline is October 16, 2017.
is accepting expressions of interest from eligible nonprofit entities to participate in
the Pilot Program for Nonprofit Cooperative Procurements through October 23, 2017. The program is designed to address the high purchasing costs attributable to the relatively small size of the procurements for rolling stock and related equipment, particularly for small urban and rural public transportation providers.
The Office of Transit Safety and Oversight slides from the State Public Transit Partnerships Conference in August are available.
Resources and News
FMCSA made the recorded webinar "Hours of Service: How Familiar Are You?" available
. Hours of Service regulations address the number of hours that a commercial motor vehicle driver may be on the road/on duty before a required period of rest.
On October 24, a webinar will be held to present the NCHRP 20-65/Task 69
research results on
consolidation of rural transit services
. The project team will share experiences and insights of the transit provider and state DOT partners involved in four consolidation case studies. No preregistration required. J
at 2:30 PM ET, Meeting Number: 740 178 440, Password: 2065task69
, and call (866) 668-0721, Code: 9083170422.
Below are upcoming NTI courses. See the NTI Website
or details and the full calendar:
Orientation to Transit Procurement, Brooklyn, NY, October 30-November 3
Public Involvement in Transportation Decisionmaking, New York, NY, October 31-November 2
Leadership Workshop -
New Orleans, LA,
The Safety Center is launching a new study that will specifically focus on local and Tribal transportation agencies to identify strategies to increase access and use of training resources by those agencies to improve safety decision making. The self-assessment tool
is now ready for data collection.
FHWA's Strategic Highway Safety Plan
was launched to provide information about data-driven approaches States are using to reduce roadway fatalities and serious injuries.
SURTC's study on Aging in Place in Small Urban and Rural Communities
quantified the costs for residents to live at home and ride public transportation versus moving to an assisted living facility. The research showed that seniors and their families can potentially save thousands of dollars annually by remaining at home and utilizing public transportation services.
NHTSA issued the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection
on September 27, adopting electrical safety requirements to protect against direct and indirect contact of high voltage sources during operation of electric-powered vehicles.
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Look For Us at These Upcoming Conferences!
National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, October 29-November 1, 2017
- TRB Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 2018
Elements of a Transportation Asset Management Plan Webinar 28: Financial Plans and Investment Strategies
Effectively Managing Transit Emergencies
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Designing Transit & Active Transportation
EasterSeals Project Action
Transportation and the ADA Workshop
National Center for Rural Road Safety
A Public Health Approach to Rural Transportation Safety
National Transit Database: Annual Reporting for State DOTs
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
National Transit Database: Annual Reporting for Indian Tribes
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
NCHRP 20-65 Task 69: Consolidation of Rural Transit Systems
2017 Technical Assistance Conference
October 29-November 1
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
October 29-November 2
Orientation to Transit Procurement
October 30-November 3
All event times listed as Eastern Time
National RTAP Resource Catalog
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