Upcoming BTS and National RTAP GTFS Webinar
The U.S. DOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and National RTAP will discuss the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) and how it's being leveraged to collect, compile, visualize, and publish transit, intercity bus, and intermodal passenger travel datasets in a webinar on May 24th, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET.
The workshop will clarify GTFS, its significance, and provide hands-on instruction on how to build GTFS compliant data using a free Microsoft Excel application.
for this webinar on the BTS website.
Registration Open for Cost Allocation 101 Webinar
Please join National RTAP for a Cost Allocation 101 Webinar on Wednesday, June 6, 2:00-3:30 PM ET with presentations by Todd Hansen of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and Rich Garrity of RLS & Associates.
The webinar will present an overview of cost allocation, why it's important, and the various uses for cost allocation (e.g. NTD reporting, performance measurement, pricing of services). The presenters will walk through a cost allocation model step-by-step and cover potential applications with utilization of the tools and techniques.
now for this webinar and learn how to make your financial reporting more accurate, efficient, and transparent.
Recording Available for Webinar on FTA's Low-No Emission Program: Grant Writing for Small & Rural Systems
In this National RTAP recorded webinar, held April 19, 2018,
Tara Clark of FTA's Office of Program Management introduces the Low or No Emission Program and walks participants through the supplemental grant application.
Three successful proposers discuss how they requested grants to start low or no emission programs at their systems.
The webinar presentation and questions and answers are also available for download.
On April 23, FTA announced the Low-No Program Notice of Funding Opportunity for $84.45 million in competitive grant funds for FY18 to bring technologies like battery electric power and hydrogen fuel cells into service. Proposals are due
June 6, 2018.
Yankton-Sioux Tribe's Ihanktowan Transit Launched Trip Planning with National RTAP's GTFS Builder
Wesley Allen Hare, Julia Gonzales, Sherry Hare, and the team at Yankton-Sioux Tribe's
leveraged the National RTAP
tool to offer digital
for riders in Marty, Wagner, Ravinia, Lake Andes, and Fort Randall Casino, South Dakota. "Our tribal members who have experimented with it already really loved it," says Wesley Allen.
#Partner4HealthEquity Twitter Chat Resources
National RTAP participated in the US Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health #Partner4HealthEquity
on April 25. Resources from the chat we'd like to share include Robert Wood Johnson's Achieving Health Equity
and Community Health Training Institute
Health Equity Toolkit
FTA and U.S. DOT Updates
U.S. DOT offers a number of safety-related
, such as Curbing Transit Employee Distracted Driving and Fatigue and Sleep Apnea Awareness for Transit Employees.
The 13th Annual
FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference
is a free three-day conference that provides a deep background on procedures for transportation workplace drug and alcohol testing programs and prevention of alcohol misuse and prohibited drug use in transit operators. To be held May 8-10 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Resources and News
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center's Getting Ready to Innovate grants are available to increase accessibility of community transportation services for people with disabilities and older adults. Grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded to as many as ten communities. The deadline for
is May 31. NADTC is also seeking photos that illustrate the importance of mobility connections for older adults and people with disabilities. Submit your entries to their
by May 18.
for funding to increase access to e-connectivity/broadband in rural areas through May 14, 2018 in the Community Connect program. Grants from $100,000 to $3 million are available to state and local governments, tribes, nonprofits and for-profit corporations. Applicants must provide a 15% match.
FCMSA is looking to
$1,000,000 to organizations that provide Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) operator safety training. The deadline is May 14, 2018.
The National Center for Mobility Management is hosting a webinar on May 10 at 2:00 PM on Expanding Access to Our Communities: A Guide to Successful Mobility Management Practices in Small Urban and Rural Areas.
The Transportation Research Board is conducting a free webinar, "Who's Riding TNCs and What Does It Mean for Public Agencies?", on May 15 at 2:00 PM based on TCRP Report 195: Broadening Understanding of the Interplay between Public Transit, Shared Mobility, and Personal Automobile.
and read the
Transportation Radio released a podcast focusing on the Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD), a U.S. DOT University Transportation Center. Learn about transportation research at the University of Texas and University of South Florida.
Travel Behavior: Shared Mobility and Transportation Equity
describes how the shared use of shared short-term access to transportation on an as-needed basis can help address transportation equity challenges. This primer proposes a framework including spatial, temporal, economic, physiological, and social barriers and provides policy recommendations.
Get Ready to Celebrate TCRP DAY!
The research produced by the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) provides great benefit to the public transit industry. Join in and volunteer as a local host as APTA and National RTAP celebrate the first-ever
on June 6, 2018.
TCRP DAY hosts will be asked to either hold a brown bag lunch or staff an information table at their organizations to help educate their colleagues about TCRP. An online toolkit will be provided to help you organize your event. Please contact Peggy Wilson at
to volunteer, or with any questions.
Look for Us at these Upcoming Conferences
Grantmakers in Aging Summit, Berkeley, CA, May 2-3
Alabama RTAP Annual Spring Meeting, May 9-12
- Utah Urban, Rural, & Specialized Transportation Association Conference, Brian Head, UT, May 10-11
- Montana Transit Association Spring Conference, Bozeman, May 21-25
- Virginia Transit Conference, Richmond, May 22-23
- CTAA EXPO, Pittsburgh, June 10-14
- Wyoming Public Transit Annual Conference, Riverton, WY, June 19-21
- Tri-State Conference, North Conway, NH, September 12-14
- National Transportation in Indian Country, Duluth, MN, September 17-20
National Operations Center of Excellence
Communicating Transportation: Successful Communications Strategies for Daily Operations and Technology Deployments
May 3, 2:00-3:00 PM
TCRP E-11: Relationship Between Transit Asset Condition and Service Quality
May 3, 2:00-3:30 PM
International Bus Roadeo
Bus and Paratransit Conference
Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Managing for Performance-Safety, Customer Service, Conflict and Work Ethic: A Guide for Transit Operator Trainers
May 10, 12:00-1:15 PM
Expanding Access to Our Communities: A Guide to Successful Mobility Management Practices in Small Urban and Rural Areas
May 10, 2:00 PM
Managing Community Mobility
Fundamentals of Bus Collision Investigation
Transit Academy 2018
Salt Lake City, UT
Who's Riding TNCs and What Does It Mean for Public Agencies?
May 15, 2:00-3:30 PM
U.S. DOT TSI, FTA and CUTR
Effectively Managing Transit Emergencies
Virginia Transit Conference
Real Estate Requirements
May 24, 2:00-3:00 PM
Cost Allocation 101
June 6, 2:00-3:30 PM
National Conference on Rural Public & Intercity Bus Transportation
Sept 30-Oct 3
All event times listed as Eastern Time
Sample Transit Agency DBE Program Plan
Do you need an example of a DBE program plan? Southern Nevada Transit Coalition has provided National RTAP with one you can download. Attachments to the plan and a DBE directory are also included in a zip file.
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