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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. Questions can also be submitted early by emailing info@nationalrtap.org Register now!
FTA and U.S. DOT Updates
Read this Fastlane post by  Secretary Chao, Preparing for the Transportation of Tomorrow, about President Trump' s FY2018 budget.
Resources and News


Planning for Millenials: What do They Want and How Do Agencies Prepare? Join TRB for this webinar on May 11th to learn more about how agencies can prepare for the future.


NCMM released a resource to help transportation providers communicate with healthcare providers.

Does your agency have a strong safety culture? If you're looking for best practices, see the recent TCRP SynthesisSuccessful 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!

TCRP released a pre-publication version of the Public Transportation Guidebook for Small- and Medium-Sized Public-Private Partnerships. the current version of the report is available.

Looking for something different? take a few minutes to read about Enhancing Rural and Small Town Livability with Trails.

Training and Webinars

Upcoming NTI courses. See the  NTI Website  for details and the full calendar: 
  • 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
  • Transit Asset 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!
  • 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
April 6, 2017
12th Annual Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference
April 18-20, 2017
New Orleans, LA

National RTAP
Fire and Flood: Disaster Planning and Response
April 26, 2:30-4:00pm

2017 Bus & Paratransit Conference
May 7-10
Reno, NV

National RTAP
Fostering a Safety Culture
May 24

EXPO 2017
June 11-15
Detroit, MI

Research Problem Statements Due 
June 16

20th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference
September 25-29

National RTAP 
2017 Technical Assistance Conference
Oct 29-Nov 1,  2017
Omaha, NE

For a listing of all National RTAP and other national events, view our  Calendar . To submit an event, email 

All event times listed as Eastern Time
Resource Spotlight
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!
National RTAP is a program of the Federal Transit Administration dedicated to creating rural and Tribal transit solutions through technical assistance, partner collaboration and FREE training materials.

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