Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

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Dear Rural and Tribal Transit Community,

National RTAP is thinking of you during this crisis and the important work you do in your communities. We know that many people who use your services still need to get to the doctor, access groceries, and other essential activities. We know you are all putting your creative and practical minds to work on how to keep transit in your community safe and reliable. 

We are working hard to provide easy access to information and resources to help you deal with this crisis. As always, please contact us if there is anything we can do to assist you.

Take care and stay safe, 
Robin Phillips

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Executive Director

FTA COVID-19 Resources

FTA Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) web page - includes information about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and FTA resources, press releases, blogs, announcements, and links to other federal resources


National RTAP Resources

Technical Brief - covers what is known about COVID-19 at this time and the basics of planning, prevention and treatment, updated regularly. Updated on June 1, 2020 with information about disaster planning and reopening, OSHA's Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases, and the federal government plan to start shipping face masks to transit workers.

Topic Guide - selected links to FTA, National RTAP, and other national, regional and local COVID-19 resources and planning documents. Updated on June 1, 2020 with WSP's Public Transportation and COVID-19 Funding and Finance Resiliency: Considerations When Planning in an Unprecedented Realm of Unknowns.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - answers to questions to our Resource Center and at our Peer Roundtables and Panel Discussions. Updated on June 1, 2020 with an innovation about deploying two buses to each fixed route stop so each bus so both can board fewer passengers..

Peer Assistance - upcoming technical assistance events and summaries of previous COVID-19 Peer Roundtables and Panel Discussions for State RTAP Managers, Transit Managers, and Tribal Transit Managers


Upcoming Events

National RTAP lists COVID-19 focused events in our Calendar of Events and eNews.  Events that have been cancelled or postponed are also listed in eNews.


Updated June 1, 2020