Register Now for Upcoming Veterans Highly Rural Transportation Grant Program Webinar
Join us for this webinar on the Department of Veterans Affairs' Highly Rural Transportation Grant program. We will hear about the program from the federal, state, and local level, covering the program background, eligible applicants, and future funding availability, and highlighting implementation of the program in Oregon.
Presenters include: Darren Wallace, Veterans Health Administration; Dave Cooley, Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs; Joni Bramlett, Oregon Department of Transportation; and Angie Jones, People Mover, Grant County, Oregon.
The webinar will be held Wednesday, September 28 from 2:00-3:30pm ET. Register now to learn more about this grant program, the state's role, and the innovative strategies and lessons learned from Oregon.
FTA and US DOT Updates
Quick - do you know someone in your community who has volunteered their time to improve transportation in your community? Nominations for the Every Place Counts Leadership Academy are open until September 19. This is a great time to partner your community leaders with limited transportation planning experience with the DOT to improve transportation decisionmaking.
If you couldn't make the FTA's webinar series on the Transportation Asset Management Final Rule, the recordings are now available!
FTA announced the 61 selected projects
to receive $211 million for new buses and bus facilities. Read more in this Press Release.
Read FTA's announcement of the 19 projects selected to receive $7.3 million in grants for innovative ways to connect people to healthcare via transit.
The FTA Office of Transit Safety and Oversight is offering a free webinar, "Mitigation Strategies for Reducing Transit Bus Incidents with Pedestrians" on Thursday, September 29 from 2-4pm Eastern.
Reminder: TRaMS will close on September 23 for Fiscal Year 2016.
Resources and News
What's the solution to traffic safety? Public Transit! Read and Share APTA's
"The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution: Public Transit."
The FMCSA and NHTSA have issued an
about requiring speed limiting devices for commercial vehicles operating interstate over 26,000 lbs. Comments close November 7, 2016.
Is your transit nationally visible? Check out this article about the
National Transit Map
- a project to show transit service across the country via General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data. Interested in building your own data and becoming visible? Visit our
Substance Abuse Awareness Training Now Available on National RTAP eLearning
Watch a recording of the recent overview webinar, which explains the National RTAP eLearning basics of setting up your agency team, registering learners, and accessing the courses, and provides an overview of the new online Substance Abuse Awareness
The new two-module course provides interactive training for safety-sensitive employees on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug and alcohol use on personal health, safety, and the work environment, fulfilling FTA's 60-minute minimum training requirement.
Roadeo, Conference & Vendor Expo
Fall Transit Conference & Expo
Snowmass Village, CO
Transit Association of Maryland
Ocean City, MD
Rural Public & Intercity Bus Transportation Conference
Implementing Rural Transit Technology
Louisiana Public Transit Association
Lake Charles, LA
Virginia Transit Association
Conference and Expo
For a listing of all National RTAP and other national events, view our
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Read our new
Best Practices Spotlight article
on the topic of installing onboard cameras for the safety and security benefits, financial benefits, training opportunities, and more.
Also check out our previous articles on Fuel Efficient Driving, Travel Training, Safety, and Employee Wellness Programs!
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