Rural Integrated National Transit Database (iNTD)
The Integrated National Transit Database (iNTD) is part of the Florida Transit Information System, developed by Florida International University for Florida DOT. iNTD compiles multiple years of NTD data and includes performance measures at different aggregate levels. It allows users to easily retrieve and analyze data.
National RTAP worked with FIU to develop a Rural iNTD Module similar to the existing Urban Module. This project integrates rural data from 2007 to 2017. The data are updated on a regular basis.
The system was developed to help rural transit providers, state DOTs, and researchers quickly select NTD data and variables for Section 5311 recipients and subrecipients. Performance measures relevant to rural systems are included in the module. Users can run standard reports, view NTD forms, or select their own variables.
A new Peer Grouping Tool was added to iNTD in February 2020, developed by Kittelson & Associates for National RTAP, to assist iNTD users in finding comparable peer transit agencies for performance measurement and benchmarking.
To access to the Rural iNTD system, Register Here and then enter your password on the Rural iNTD login page. (To log in for the Urban iNTD, click here.) For information about the National Transit Database, click here.
There are video tutorials within Rural iNTD that will show you how to use the system to access the rural data, view trends, and compare peer states and transit providers. You can also view the Rural iNTD Overview Webinar from June 2015 for an overview of the tool and some guidance on how to use it.
In addition, a Peer Grouping Tool Webinar was held in February 2020 and the recording and slides are available for viewing. The webinar explains the value of peer grouping, provides an overview of the methodology behind the new tool, and demonstrated how to use the tool to form a peer group. It also showed how a transit agency can compare its performance and trends in key areas to their peer group and create tables and graphs summarizing the results.
Updated March 12, 2020