National RTAP is a program of the Federal Transit Administration dedicated to creating rural and tribal transit solutions through
free training materials,
technical assistance, and partner collaboration.
National RTAP, in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, invite you to a webinar on vehicle specs, focusing on Florida's Transit, Research, Inspection, and Procurement Services (TRIPS) Program and the elements of the program that support safe, reliable, and durable transit vehicles.
Whether you are a state DOT reviewing the vehicle bid spec for your 5311 and 5310 grantees, or you are a transit agency, this webinar will provide you with information to help you acquire quality vehicles.
- Bobby Westbrook and Erin Schepers, Florida DOT
- Carlton Allen, Center for Urban Transportation Research
- Jeffrey Siervogel, Florida State University
For agencies looking to implement or improve their social presence, we have included insights from five rural and tribal transit agencies who optimize social media in this new National RTAP
Social Media Best Practices Spotlight Article
. The article contains examples, information, and tips, as well as images from successful posts, such as Mountain Line's Pi Day Facebook post (shown at right).
True Tales of Rural Transit Heroes Twitter Chat
We all need heroes and there’s no better place to look than among our own. Join National RTAP on Twitter today, July 12 at 2:00-3:00 PM ET to talk about someone in transit who responded in a time of need. Kari Banta, of TXDOT and the National RTAP Review Board, will lead a #RuralTransitHeroes Twitter chat.
if you would like an email invitation to the
2018 National RTAP Website Contest - Enter Today!
Is your website a winner? Then submit it to the
2018 National RTAP Website Contest
and share what makes it stand out. We have done photo contests and a marketing contest in this past, but this year we are collecting submissions of rural and tribal transit agency websites that provide useful information, are user-friendly, and look fabulous. There are cash prizes! Find out more and enter your site by August 31, 2018.
Upcoming BTS and National RTAP GTFS Webinar
U.S. DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and National RTAP will discuss General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) and how it's being leveraged in a webinar today, July 12 at 2:00-3:00 PM ET. There will also be information on how to use National RTAP's GTFS Builder tool. If you missed this webinar when it was first held in May,
Upcoming National RTAP Webinar: Updated Problem Passengers Training Overview
Upcoming National RTAP Peer Call: TAM for Tribes
National RTAP will facilitate a
on August 1, 2018, 2:00-3:00 PM ET about TAM for Tribes to collect information from tibal transit agencies about their approach to transit asset management (TAM) plans and how they plan meet the basic requirements of the TAM rule.
U.S. DOT and FTA Updates
FTA announced $5 million in
to support transit for Native American tribes and Alaska Native villages. The application deadline to receive funding is September 10, 2018.
Buy America Handbook
: Conducting Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Audits for Rolling Stock Procurements provides grantees, manufacturers, subcontractors and suppliers with the necessary steps to meet the pre-award audit and post-delivery Buy America audit requirements.
FTA announced $277.5 million in Emergency Relief Program
for public transportation systems and agencies damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, including rebuilding and resilience efforts.
Webinars and Training
from the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) leads a discussion surrounding: Is It Time for a Transit Renaissance: Navigating Travel Behavior, Technology, and Business Model Shifts in a Brave New World
on July 26 at 12:00 PM ET.
Learn how to apply National Household Travel Survey data to transportation applications at a TRB/FHWA
in Washington, DC, August 8-9.
CUTR released a special Journal of Public Transportation issue on
The Future of Public Transportation
. The issue contains articles written by transit industry experts covering topics like Mobility as a Service, rural transit, collective travel, and more.
to participate in their Rural Transportation Issues Research Roadmap, including workshop participation and problem statement identification. The proposal deadline is August 7, 2018.
FHWA is offering Vision Zero Plan technical assistance to tribes, If you are interested,
by July 18, 2018.
Transportation Industry Jobs Site
enables job-seekers to search for jobs by category (manager, maintenance, etc.), full-time/part-time, etc., location and/or keyword.
Overview of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual, 3rd Edition
July 12, 12:00 PM
Wheelchair Securement Training
July 12, 12:00-1:15 PM ET
Conversations with Leaders
July 12, 2:00-2:30 PM
#RuralTransitHeroes Twitter Chat
July 12, 2:00-3:00 PM
General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) Webinar
July 12, 2:00-3:00 PM
Eno Center for Transportation
Data Sharing and Privacy
July 12, 4:00-4:30 PM
National Conference on Transportation Asset Management
San Diego, CA
American Society of Civil Engineers
International Conference on Transit and Development
Consolidation of Rural Transit Systems (NCHRP Project 20-65 Task 69)
July 17, 2:00-3:30 PM
Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Transit
USDOT ITS Joint Programs Office
Modeling Dispatchers Managing Intelligent Transportation Systems
July 18, 12:00-1:00 PM
Updated Problem Passengers Training Overview
July 18, 2:00-3:00 PM
Transportation Planning Process
SWTA Summer University
Oklahoma City, OK
National Local Technical Assistance Program Association
National LTAP/TTAP Conference
New Orleans, LA
Introduction to Transportation Conformity
Is It Time for a Transit Renaissance: Navigating Travel Behavior, Technology, and Business Model Shifts in a Brave New World
July 26, 12:00 PM
Vehicle Specifications 101
July 26, 2:00-3:30 PM
School Transportation News & Q'Straint/Sure-Lok
Wheelchair Securement: Ask the Experts Question & Answer
July 31, 1:00-2:00 PM
TAM for Tribes Peer Call
August 1, 2:00-3:00 PM
National Household Travel Survey Data for Transportation Applications Workshop
Association of Travel Instruction
Association of Travel Instruction Annual Conference
San Diego, CA
State Public Transportation Partnership Conference
Tri-State Transit Conference
North Conway, NH
National Conference on Rural Public & Intercity Bus Transportation
September 30-October 3
Oklahoma Transit Association
2018 Oklahoma State Driving Championships & Training Conference
All event times listed as Eastern Time
Look for Us at these Upcoming Conferences
- National LTAP/TTAP Conference, New Orleans, LA, July 23-26
- SWTA Summer University, Oklahoma City, OK, July 23-26
- Community Transportation Association of Virginia Conference and EXPO, Fredericksburg, VA, Aug 7-9
- State Public Transportation Partnership Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Aug 15-17
- Tri-State Transit Conference, North Conway, NH, Sept 12-14
- National Transportation in Indian Country Conference, Duluth, MN, Sept 17-20
- Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation Conference, Breckenridge, CO, Sept 30-Oct 3