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Still Time to Register for the National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference

It's only 10 days away, but there is still time to register! You don't want to miss the National RTAP 2017 Technical Assistance Conference:  Transportation at the Center  in Omaha, Nebraska, October 29-November 1

There is something for everyone: pre-conference workshops and breakout session presentations to heighten your knowledge, vendor exhibits with the products you need, a student poster session, inspiring keynotes and many opportunities for networking and enjoying all that Omaha has to offer.  

Register  here,  where you can also update your registration to add a free pre-conference workshop or get a ticket to night out at the Joslyn Art Museum.
Welcome to the New Resource Library!

We've launched a new and improved  Resource Library interface for you to search for, access and order National RTAP and related resources. Now you can more easily browse our collection by format and topic, filter your searches and save favorite resources. 

Want to learn how to most effectively use our new Resource Share system?  Register for an Introductory Webinar on Thursday, November 9, at 2:00-3:00 PM ET.

Questions? Contact  info@nationalrtap.org or 888-589-6821.
Marketing Contest Winners to be Displayed at National RTAP Conference

This fall 19 transit agencies entered their marketing brochures to the first National RTAP Marketing Contest.  You will have a chance to see the winners and all the entries in a display at our Technical Assistance Conference in Omaha. And if you ever need ideas for your transit marketing initiatives, check out the Marketing Toolkit!
FTA and U.S. DOT Updates

FTA recently released the 2016 National Transit Database (NTD) data products. Data resources include national transit summaries and trends and time series data on transit systems back to 1991.
Resources and News


NTI is holding a workshop on Small Procurement for Tribal Grantees on November 5-6 in Denver, CO. The course covers  issues including third-party contracting, standards and FTA Circular 4220.1F

Below are upcoming NTI courses. See the NTI Website  f or details and the full calendar: 
  • Transit Asset Management for Tier II Providers & Sponsors, Omaha, NE, October 29
  • Orientation to Transit Procurement, Brooklyn, NY, October 30-November 3
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Providence, RI,  October 31-November 2

TRB's Public Transportation Guidebook for Small- and Medium-Sized Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) addresses why and when to consider P3s, what types of initiatives may be undertaken, and how to effectively undertake these initiatives. A P3 Project Screening Checklist accompanies the guidebook.

NCMM, FTA and mobility management professionals have developed Competencies for the Practice of Mobility Management. This report outlines knowledge, skills, and expertise desirable for accomplishments in mobility management and provides information about the competency development process.

The SUMC Shared Mobility Reference Guide includes definitions for shared modes of transportation, suggestions for ways to better connect shared-use mobility with transit and recommendations for growing shared mobility services.

Kansas RTAP has prepared a helpful fact sheet on Disaster Response: Lessons Learned in Kansas.  After describing the state's responses to tornadoes, flooding and ice storms, proactive recommendations are provided.
National RTAP Welcomes New State RTAP Managers

National RTAP extends a warm welcome  to our community  to two new State RTAP managers - Lea Sheridan, New Jersey and Dave Patton, Illinois.  If you would like to get in touch with Lea or Dave or any State RTAP Manager, visit our Directory of State RTAP Managers.
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We recently posted photos from the Oregon Public Transportation Conference in Pendleton, OR by National RTAP staff Robin Phillips and Neil Rodriguez.  Check it out! 
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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
October 19, 2017
Vehicle Sharing & Volunteers Can Do More Than You Think
October 24

Device Securement Training
October 24 
12:00-1:15 PM

National RTAP 
2017 Technical Assistance Conference
Omaha, NE
October 29-November 1

TAM for Tier II Providers and Sponsors
Omaha, NE
October 29

World Congress
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
October 29-November 2

Orientation to Transit Procurement
Brooklyn, NY
October 30-November 3

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Providence, RI
October 31-November 2

Public Involvement in Transportation Decisionmaking
New York, NY
October 31-November 2

Risk Assessment for Transit Capital Project
Portland, OR
November 1-2

Project Management for Transit Professionals  
Chicago, IL
November 2-3

Small Procurement for Tribal Grantees
November 5-6
Denver, CO

Contract Administration
Salt Lake City, UT
November 6-10

National RTAP
Resource Share Introductory Webinar
November 9
2:00-3:00 PM

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
Resource Share User Guide

Since we just updated the National RTAP Resource Library interface,  we updated our User Guide.  The guide now includes instructions with easy-to-understand graphics explaining everything you need to know to search for, download, favorite and order resources.  The library collection contains over 500 resources in all formats, created by National RTAP and other rural and Tribal transit leaders.
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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Washington, D.C.:  718 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001