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Thinking Outside the Farebox: Creative Approaches to Financing Transit Projects
Available in: Category: Management and Administration Publish Date: 08/15/2012
Transportation For America has produced Thinking Outside the Farebox: Creative Approaches to Financing Transit Projects, a guide to alternative funding for transit systems. The publication explores the loss of many traditional types of funding, including federal grant money, and the increasing demand for transit. Practical approaches to funding transit in non-traditional ways are presented, as well as case studies for such projects. The guidebook serves as an excellent resource to explore a long list of funding options, and evaluates the feasibility of each.

Threat and Vulnerability Toolbox
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Safety and Security,National RTAP,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 01/01/2003
The National RTAP Threat and Vulnerability Toolbox Training Module guides rural transit managers through the process of setting priorities for safety, security and emergency preparedness.

The module includes two DVDs: A Training Package and a Video Disc.

Time Management for Rural Transit Managers
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Management and Administration,Transit Operations,National RTAP,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 01/03/2020
Rural transit managers are increasingly finding their time stretched due to new regulatory and reporting requirements, new technological advancements, adapting operations toward more environmentally sustainable practices, and simply keeping up with the ever-expanding influx of information and communications.  Time Management for Rural Transit Managers is a National RTAP technical brief with best practices and recommendations for time management for rural transit managers, as well as ways to increase productivity and reduce stress caused by task and information overload. 


Toolkit for Estimating Demand for Rural Intercity Bus Services
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Planning and Design Publish Date: 08/22/2011
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 147: Toolkit for Estimating Demand for Rural Intercity Bus Services restructuring of intercity bus services that has resulted in a shift away from serving rural communities to linking major cities and urbanized areas. Rural areas formerly served by these services are now lacking connections to the national intercity bus network. FTA Section 5311(f) funding is available to provide planning, capital, and operating assistance for intercity bus services serving rural areas.

However, many states and rural (regional and local) operators are unsure about the potential demand for rural intercity bus service and how that demand might vary. Research was needed to develop tools for forecasting rural intercity bu...

Toolkit for Integrating Non-Dedicated Vehicles in Paratransit Service
Available in: Category: Transit Operations,Capital Assets,Rider Groups Publish Date: 01/01/2007
TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 121: Toolkit for Integrating Non-Dedicated Vehicles in Paratransit Service discusses how to split transit vehicles between dedicated paratransit and non-dedicated paratransit for peak efficiency and cost-savings while still being able to respond to community needs.

Toolkit for Operating a Rural Transportation Voucher Program
Available in: Category: Rider Groups Publish Date: 08/01/2017
The Toolkit for Operating a Rural Transportation Voucher Program by the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living provides a model for bringing together community members and resources to develop and operate a transportation system for people with disabilities in rural areas. Transportation vouchers could be set up for for employment, non-emergency medical, daily living chores, and social activities. The toolkit covers the elements of operating a transportation voucher program, including develop partnerships and contract with transportation providers, funding, policies, program management, and other considerations. There is also a scr...

Toolkit for Starting or Operating a Volunteer Driver Program
Available in: Category: Management and Administration,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 08/01/2016
MassMobility's Toolkit for Starting or Operating a Volunteer Driver Program contains practice briefs, sample materials, resources and trainings about volunteer driver issues including liability, insurance, recruitment and retention.

Toolkit for the Assessment of Bus Stop Accessibility and Safety
Available in: Category: Planning and Design,Rider Groups Publish Date: 12/01/2014
Published by Easter Seals Project ACTION (ESPA). The Toolkit for the Assessment of Bus Stop Accessibility and Safety is a  resource that can be used to enhance the accessibility of specific bus stops, or help in the development of a strategic plan to achieve system-wide accessibility.  A related resource is ESPA's Checklist for Assessing the Accessibility of Transportation and Mobility.

Toolkit: State Strategies to Support Older Adults Aging in Place in Rural Areas
Available in: Category: Programs and Regulations,Rider Groups Publish Date: 09/13/2019
National Academy for State Health Policy's (NASHP) Toolkit: State Strategies to Support Older Adults Aging in Place in Rural Areas highlights state initiatives to help older rural adults age in place by increasing services that help people remain in their homes, such as improving transportation access and services.

Tools and Strategies for Eliminating Assaults Against Transit Operators, Volume 2: User Guide
Available in: Category: Safety and Security,Transit Operations,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 05/04/2018
TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Report 193: Tools and Strategies for Eliminating Assaults Against Transit Operators, Volume 2: User Guide provides potential countermeasures and strategies to prevent or mitigate assaults against transit operators. The User Guide includes an operator assault risk management toolbox developed to support transit agencies in their efforts to prevent, mitigate, and respond to assaults against operators. The User Guide also provides transit agencies with guidance in the use and deployment of the vulnerability self-assessment tool and the route-based risk calculator and includes supportive checklists, guidelines, and methodologies.