National RTAP News

National RTAP Announces 2017 Conference Date and Call for Presentations

The Conference Committee announces the date and location of the 3rd National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference: Transportation at the Center and issues a call for presentations. The conference will be October 29-November 1, 2017 at the Hilton Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

This is the third biennial conference focused on innovation, best practices, and compliance. The target audience for the conference includes rural and tribal transit providers, human service transportation providers, planners, state transportation and human service agency staff, intercity bus operators, consultants, and others with an interest in rural transportation.

The conference will include multiple routes to offer learning and technical assistance opportunities for all attendees: Administration and Planning; Operations; Compliance; Coordination; and Technology. Target markets of particular interest within each of the routes will include: rural, tribal, intercity, and veterans' transportation; mobility management; transit manager 101; and state program manager 101.

Participating and cooperating organizations include the Federal Transit Administration, Nebraska Department of Roads, Nebraska Association of Transit Providers, University of Nebraska, the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, and the National Center for Mobility Management.

The Conference Committee seeks proposals on topics and tools relevant to rural public, tribal, veterans' and intercity bus transportation. We are especially interested in those who have implemented or developed successful approaches at their agencies to issues like those listed on the Call for Presentations page of the conference website.

The (extended) deadline for presentation proposals is February 15, 2017. Learn more and access the Presentation Proposal Form here: http://nationalrtap.org/conference2017/Call-for-Presentations.