September 2015 – National RTAP announced that one rural transit operator has been appointed as a new member of the National RTAP Review Board to replace John Filippone of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority in Aspen, CO, the outgoing Review Board Chair.
The new Review Board member is Mike Oliver, Development Manager at Mason Transit Authority in Shelton, WA (www.masontransit.org).
Mike will join thirteen sitting members, both state DOT representatives and transit operators, from Mississippi, South Dakota, Georgia, West Virginia, Utah, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Florida, Delaware, New York State, Nevada, Washington State, and Minnesota.
The National RTAP Review Board provides in-depth expertise and local perspectives to ensure that National RTAP products and services are of the highest quality, easily accessible, and usable by local transit operators and state RTAP managers.
National RTAP is a program of the Federal Transit Administration administered by the Neponset Valley Transportation Management Association and serves as the national arm for the Rural Transit Assistance Program. The mission of National RTAP is to improve mobility in all rural, small urban and tribal communities across the country through technical assistance. Since its inception in 1987 National RTAP has developed and distributed training materials, provided technical assistance, generated reports, published best practices, conducted research and offered Peer Assistance with the goal of improved mobility for the millions of Americans living in communities with populations under 50,000.