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Economics of Transportation Research Needs for Rural Elderly and Transportation Disadvantaged Populations
Available in: Category: Planning and Design,Rider Groups Publish Date: 03/01/2017
Economic research focused on enhancing the mobility of the elderly and disadvantaged individuals is insufficient. To address this insufficiency, a multidisciplinary team of researchers convened as part of the 2016 National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation (RIBTC) in Asheville, North Carolina. The team’s objective is to provide research recommendations that may be used to enhance, if appropriate or applicable, the provision of rural transportation options that improve quality of life for the rural elderly and other socially and transportation disadvantaged populations. Research recommendations focus on five general areas: theoretical issues, innovative solutions, rural socioeconomic considerations, economic assessment and evaluation of rural transit, and in...

Effective Transportation Advisory Committees: Creating a Group that Reflects all Community Voices
Available in: Category: Management and Administration Publish Date: 02/01/2012
Easter Seals Project ACTION (ESPA)'s Effective Transportation Advisory Committees: Creating a Group that Reflects all Community Voices guidebook advises transit agencies who are looking to implement an advisory committee on how to do so, as well as describing best practices for increasing effectiveness of existing advisory committees. Elements included are Purpose, Structure and Membership, Making Meetings Accessible, Orientation, Running a Meeting and Community Involvement.

Effective Use of Citizen Advisory Committees for Transit Planning and Operations
Available in: Category: Planning and Design,Rider Groups Publish Date: 01/01/2010
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 85: Effective Use of Citizen Advisory Committees for Transit Planning and Operations provides examples and guidelines of how transit agencies are using citizen advisory committees and how they can be used to their full potential.

Effects of Buy America on Transportation Infrastructure and U.S. Manufacturing
Available in: Category: Programs and Regulations,Management and Administration,Transit Operations,Planning and Design,Capital Assets Publish Date: 07/02/2019
To evaluate the implications of Buy America on the domestic economy, Congressional Research Service's Effects of Buy America on Transportation Infrastructure and U.S. Manufacturing examines industry trends in the two most directly affected industries: iron and steel manufacturing and transit manufacturing (including battery electric buses). It also discusses the effects of Buy America on the transportation system. In addition, the report reviews legislative proposals introduced in recent Congresses that consider strengthening Buy America in transportation or broadening it to other infrastructure sectors. An appendix describes U.S. DOT Buy America Requirements.

eLearning Technical Brief
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Management and Administration,National RTAP,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 07/30/2018
This Technical Brief provides an overview of the new National RTAP eLearning online Learning Management System (LMS), the basics and benefits of eLearning, and a list of eLearning resources and opportunities.

Get started with the National RTAP eLearning LMS.

Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air
Available in: Category: Statistics and Data,Transit Operations,Planning and Design Publish Date: 05/01/2018
Frontier Group/U.S. PIRG/Environment America's Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air is a review of advances in electric bus technology. The report highlights pioneering use of electric buses, and demonstrates why the transition to electric buses protects public health and reduces emissions of the pollutants. 

Elements Needed to Create High-Ridership Transit Systems
Available in: Category: Planning and Design,Rider Groups Publish Date: 01/01/2007
TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 111: Elements Needed to Create High-Ridership Transit Systems discusses strategies employed by transit agencies to successfully increase ridership.

Emergency Information Dissemination
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Safety and Security,National RTAP,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 01/01/2006
The National RTAP Emergency Information Dissemination Technical Brief focuses on the concept of public affair preparedness with emphasis on fostering positive relationships with elected and appointed officials, civic leaders and the media to help the agency meet its goals for ridership, revenue and public recognition on a day-to-day basis. Issues such as releasing information during a crisis, injury and death and information of a sensitive nature are addressed.

Emergency Preparedness Guide for Transit Employees: On the Job and At Home
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Safety and Security,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 04/22/2011
This Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guide, Emergency Preparedness Guide for Transit Employees: On the Job and At Home,  will assist transit workers to learn how to protect themselves and assist their customers if disaster strikes, protect their family while at work, and stock and maintain job and home preparedness kits.

National RTAP has several hard-copy versions that can be shipped to you. Please order through Resource Share or contact us at info@nationalrtap.org.

Emergency Procedures for Rural Transit Drivers (Instructor's Training Module)
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Safety and Security,National RTAP,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 01/01/2011
This National RTAP Training Module aids is providing emergency training to transit drivers and staff members. Focus is given to properly responding to incidents, accidents, problem passengers, acts of nature and other emergencies.

The instructor's component of Emergency Procedures for Rural Transit Drivers includes an instructor's guide and training DVD.