What is Microtransit and How Can It Help Rural Mobility?, November 18, 2020
Microtransit can mean many things: flexible transit, on-demand transportation, demand-responsive transit, mobility on-demand, app-enabled transportation service, and more. Learn about recent successful microtransit projects in rural areas that expand mobility options for their residents. This webinar featured microtransit best practices from panelists Rodger Lentz, Chief Planning and Development Officer for the City of Wilson, North Carolina and Olivia Blahut, Partnerships Lead at Via Transportation, who have launched a successful pilot program using app-enabled on-demand public transportation.
Demystifying Trip Planner Licensing Agreements, October 27, 2020
National RTAP held a Demystifying Trip Planner Licensing Agreements webinar on October 27, 2020. Presenters included an attorney and GTFS subject matter expert who translated a sample agreement from legalese into English. A presenter from a transit agency who recently published their GTFS data shared their experience with the trip planner agreements.
Fundamental Financial Management for Rural Transit Providers Webinar, August 20, 2020
The National RTAP "Fundamental Financial Management for Rural Transit Providers" training module was completely rewritten in 2020. It provides essential guidance for FTA Section 5311 recipients and subrecipients on financial management topics.This webinar walks attendees through the new version of this training, including an overview of the topics in the manual and guidance on how to best utilize the materials. Presenters include Richard Garrity of RLS & Associates, the author of the manual, as well as Todd Hansen of Texas A&M Transportation Institute, who oversaw the final production of the manual and the development of the instructor materials. The training module is available to download or order from the National RTAP Resource Library.
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