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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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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 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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