RTAP Programs

Resources of interest to State RTAP Managers.  Also see our State RTAP Manager's Toolkit and State RTAP Programs Section of our website.


Resources about RTAP Programs


National RTAP

Boards That Perform

Costs and Benefits of Outsourcing Your RTAP Program Webinar, Handout and PowerPoint Presentation

Managing a State RTAP Program: Secrets of Success

State RTAP Manager’s Toolkit

State RTAP Manager’s Forum



Sample RTAP Documents

New Hampshire RTAP Financial SpreadsheetRequest for Proposal and Scholarship Form Template

Training and Technical Assistance Resources for your Agencies


National RTAP


Developing, Designing and Delivering Community Transit Services

Getting Started: Creating a Vision and Strategy for Community Transit

Grant Writing Made Easy: How to Write a Successful Grant Application

Leading the Rural Transit Agency

Operating the Rural Transit Agency

Public and Private Partnerships in Rural Transit Systems


Funding and Finance

APTA's Primer on Transit Funding

Transportation For America's Thinking Outside the Farebox: Creative Approaches to Financing Transit Projects

TCRP's Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Major Financial Constraints

U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program - resource for federal funding recipients that allows state and local government agencies and public organizations to obtain vehicles donated by federal agencies



FHWA's Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks

Health Resources and Services Administration's Rural Transportation Toolkit

Texas A&M University, Texas Transportation Institute's (TTI) Rural Performance Based Planning Guidebook

TCRP's Transit Agency Intergovernmental Agreements: Common Issues and Solutions

UGPTI's Organizing Transit in Small Urban and Rural Communities

US DOT's Developing and Sustaining a Transportation Systems Management & Operations Mission


Public Outreach and Advocacy

APTA's Public Transportation's Impact on Rural and Small Towns

Michigan DOT's Guidelines for Stakeholder Engagement


DISCLAIMER: The resources provided in each topic guide are not an exhaustive survey of every available resource on each topic. If you would like to add a resource to a Topic Guide, please email info@nationalrtap.org.



Updated March 14, 2018