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Resource Center Survey 2020 Results

The National RTAP Resource Center staff, with input from our team and our Review Board Members, developed a survey this summer of our Resource Center users. Responses will help us plan to serve our customers better and develop new products and services.
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National RTAP Issues Technical Assistance Coordination Library RFP

National RTAP is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from interested and qualified technology vendors to supply a customized, secure, cloud-based solution for a Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL) for the FTA and its five (5) TA Centers that will provide end-user access to selected free, full-text, online resources.
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First ProcurementPRO 2.0 State Portal Launched by North Carolina DOT

Samantha Bryant Green, Procurement Officer for North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)-Public Transportation Division, was tasked with approving every procurement for over 80 transit agencies in the state that receive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5311 funding.   She relished the opportunity to make the National RTAP ProcurementPRO 2.0 web app even more convenient for her subrecipients, through the creation of a North Carolina State ProcurementPRO 2.0 portal. This was the firs...
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National RTAP to Host Tribal Transit Workshop

National RTAP is hosting a comprehensive two-day Tribal Transit Workshop at the next Rocky Mountain Region Tribal Transportation Program Quarterly Meeting on February 11 and 12, 2020. The workshop will be held at the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Billings, Montana, and will cover: writing and updating your Tribal Transit Plan, operations and maintenance, leadership and maintaining strong Tribal Council relationships, FTA program reporting requirements, developing ...
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Solicitation for National RTAP Review Board Member Nominations

National RTAP is soliciting nominations for Review Board members - state transit officials and rural or tribal transit operators. The deadline has been extended to March 6, 2020. The term of office is three years. An individual may nominate themselves for consideration, or any group or individual involved in rural transit can nominate a representative to the board.
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New CCRTA Driver Training Lend and Learn Library Builds Upon National RTAP Resources

The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) has established the “CCRTA Driver Training Lend and Learn Library.” The library is made possible through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. CCRTA created the library as a result of requests from several Councils on Aging asking for additional classroom training options to meet their driver training requirements. The Library is a supplement for classroom trainings for when drivers are unable to attend scheduled training p...
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National RTAP Announces Rural Transit Day - July 16, 2019

The nation's first #RuralTransitDay was celebrated with a Twitter Chat on July 16, 2019, moderated by Kari Banta of Texas DOT, Julia Castillo of HIRTA, and Juanita Risch of Idaho Transportation Department. The chat focused on what agencies are doing to recognize passengers and staff on #RuralTransitDay and through the year, and shared thoughts about challenges and solutions for rural transit.
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National RTAP Welcomes New Review Board Member

National RTAP is pleased to announce our newest Review Board member: Juanita Risch, Grants Officer/RTAP Manager, Idaho Transportation Department – Public Transportation. Juanita's term will begin at our Fall Meeting, which will be held in Denver, Colorado in October 2018.
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National RTAP Appoints Five New Review Board Members

National RTAP is pleased to announce our newest Review Board members, whose term will begin at our Spring Meeting in May 2018: Amy Rast, Public Transportation Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), Montpelier, VT; Glen Baum, Transit Coordinator, Standing Rock Public Transit, Fort Yates, ND; Julia Castillo, Executive Director, Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Authority (HIRTA), Urbandale, IA; Tim Geibel, Executive Director, Crawford Area Transit Authority (CATA), Meadville, PA; and...
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Solicitation for National RTAP Review Board Member Nominations

National RTAP is soliciting nominations for Review Board members - state transit officials and rural or tribal transit operators. The deadline is January 31, 2018 (extended). The term of office is three years. Any group or individual involved in rural transit is encouraged to nominate a representative to the board. An individual may nominate him/herself for consideration.
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National RTAP Appoints Three New Review Board Members

National RTAP announces that the following individuals have been appointed as new members of its Review Board: Marcele Edington, Michigan Department of Transportation; Jessica Carter, Chilton Transit in Clanton, Alabama; and Connie Sipe, Center for Community in Sitka, Alaska.
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National RTAP Announces 2017 Marketing Contest

Instead of our annual Photo Contest, this year we're asking for your passenger guides! Grand prize is one free registration to our 2017 Conference in Omaha this fall, with two runners-up receiving $50 gift cards. The deadline is July 31, 2017.
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National RTAP Appoints New Review Board Member

National RTAP announces that one new rural transit operator has been appointed to the National RTAP Review Board: Katharine Mitchell, Senior Transportation Planner, Pima Association of Governments / Regional Transportation Authority, Tucson, AZ.
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National RTAP Announces 2017 Technical Assistance Program

National RTAP announces that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Technical Assistance Program, with a focus this year on marketing and communications. Using our Marketing Toolkit, web tools like Website Builder and GTFS Builder, and other resources, we are interested in working with two small rural or tribal transit providers to improve their marketing, communications, and/or community outreach.
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Solicitation for Nominations for 2016 National RTAP Review Board Members

National RTAP is soliciting nominations for Review Board members - state transit officials and rural or tribal transit operators. The deadline is January 29, 2016. The term of office is three years beginning in the spring of 2016. Any group or individual involved in rural transit is encouraged to nominate a representative to the board. An individual may nominate him/herself for consideration.
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New National RTAP Product Available: START Online

National RTAP is pleased to announce the release of START Online, an e-learning version of our popular Safety Training and Rural Transit instructor-led course, as well as updated content in the hard-copy START Learner and Instructor Guides.   START Online was developed as a partnership between National RTAP and the Center for Transportation e-Learning (CTeL).  It is an interactive, online version of START, providing the updated content in the following three sections and eight lessons.  The c...
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New National RTAP Product Available: Marketing Transit Toolkit

National RTAP's newest product, the online Marketing Transit Toolkit, is designed to help rural and tribal transit systems (particularly those without dedicated marketing staff) develop or enhance their marketing plans and implement various marketing strategies. It provides a wealth of information, tools, and resources, but you can also just focus on what you need and jump right to those sections of the toolkit. The Marketing Transit Toolkit includes:  How-to Guide for marketing your service...
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National RTAP Appoints New Review Board Member

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 Mississ...
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National RTAP Announces New eLearning Training Portal and New Online Course

National RTAP eLearningNational RTAP's newest training product, the National RTAP eLearning portal or learning management system (LMS), provides access to free online training that will greatly enhance access to training for rural and tribal transit providers.The LMS hosts self-guided, online courses on topics like emergency management, refresher training, and problem passengers. Other training resources are also provided, such as videos, PowerPoints, and outside web...
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National RTAP Announces Recipients of the 2015 Technical Assistance Program

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program’s (National RTAP) newly launched Technical Assistance Program announced the recipients of this pilot program. The purpose of the pilot program is to provide direct technical assistance to rural and tribal transportation programs in the areas of compliance with federal regulations and building system capacity to respond to community needs.Sixteen agencies completed and submitted proposals, many of which were excellent. Based on available funding...
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National RTAP Appoints New Review Board Members

April 2015, Woburn, MA – National RTAP announced today that one state department of transportation (DOT) representative and three rural transit operators have been appointed as new members of the National RTAP Review Board. The Department of Transportation representative is: Mr. Bill Telovsky, RTAP, Intercity Bus, and Drug & Alcohol Testing Program Manager, New York State Department of Transportation, Albany, NY The transit operator representatives are: Ms. Deb Dauenhauer, Executive Dire...
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National RTAP Announces the Solicitation of Applications for Technical Assistance

National RTAP is soliciting technical assistance projects from rural and tribal transportation programs. We are interested in helping you comply with federal regulations and build your system’s capacity to respond to your community's needs. Applications are due at 12:00 PM EST on Friday, February 27, 2015.
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New National RTAP Tech Brief Explains the Benefits and Different Options for Recycling Used Motor Oil

Wondering what to do with the used oil from your vehicles? Recycling it helps protect the environment and makes business sense, too. National RTAP's newest technical brief, Used Oil Recycling: Getting Extra Mileage Out of Your Motor Oil, gives you the information you need to start recycling your used oil today.
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National RTAP/FTA/NTTA 1st Technical Assistance

4/19/12-The Exhibitor Expo during the National RTAP/FTA/NTTA 1st Technical Assistance and Tribal Transit Program was held on the second day, Tuesday, March 20, of the two and one-half day conference. The event was held in the foyer of the Radisson Fort McDowell Conference Center.
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National RTAP / Federal Transit Administration

4/19/12-Transit professionals from rural and Tribal transit systems, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and state RTAP programs gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona March 18-21, 2012 to participate in the 1st Technical Assistance and Tribal Transit Program Conference and Roadeo.
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