National RTAP Webinars


Upcoming Webinars

Title Organization Description Date Time Register
Rural iNTD Peer Grouping Tool Webinar National RTAP

Webinar participants will learn about a new tool for finding peer transit agencies available through the Rural Integrated National Transit Database (Rural iNTD). Paul Ryus, Principal Engineer with Kittelson & Associates, Inc. will describe the value of peer grouping, provide an overview of the methodology behind the new Peer Grouping Tool, and will demonstrate how to use the tool to form a peer group. He will then show how to compare your agency’s performance and trends in key areas to your peer group and create tables and graphs summarizing the results.      

The Rural iNTD module integrates multiple years of NTD data and includes performance measures relevant to rural systems. It enables users to quickly and easily retrieve and analyze data. The new Peer Grouping Tool makes the Rural iNTD iNTD even more useful. Register for this webinar to learn more and access the Rural iNTD here.    

Feburary 26, 2020 2:00-3:00 PM ET Register
Cost Allocation Calculator Webinar National RTAP

Join National RTAP and panelist Todd Hansen, Assistant Research Scientist with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) to learn about National RTAP’s Two-Variable Cost Allocation Calculator.  National RTAP launched the Excel and Access versions of this app in 2019 to help states and transit programs with the financial management of route services and to track reporting metrics for the National Transit Database (NTD). In this webinar, you will learn how the calculator tool uses service, financial and operational data to generate fully allocated costs and performance measures by route, travel mode, funding source, jurisdiction, and shared-ride services. Come see how this tool can simplify your cost allocation process and benefit your program and state.   

March 25, 2020 2:00-3:00 PM ET Register

Recent Webinars

FTA Outreach to Tribes on Government to Government Training Webinar, January 7, 2020

A National RTAP webinar on FTA Outreach to Tribes on Government to Government Training was held on January 7, 2020. The webinar provided an opportunity for tribal participants to provide direct input and feedback on the development of Government-to-Government training programs for FTA Tribal Liaisons and FTA decisionmakers. Donovan Gomez, Transit Administrator, Hopi Senom Transit, and Jenny Rowland, Transportation Manager, Bois Forte Public Transportation, moderated the discussion.

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Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors Webinar, December 18, 2019

Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors is a National RTAP eLearning course for front line supervisors responsible for making reasonable suspicion drug/alcohol testing referrals of employees who perform safety-sensitive job functions. National RTAP staff and Diana Byrnes, CSAPA, CUTR provided an overview of the eLearning training module and discussed how it fulfills federal training requirements.


Rural Transit Zero-Emission Vehicle Deployments Webinar, November 5, 2019

Transit agencies across the country are replacing their diesel-fueled vehicles with battery electric or fuel cell electric vehicles. The electricity bill for a transit agency with a fully electric fleet will be a major operating cost. These costs are driven by the speed and timing of fueling, which introduces new challenges and opportunities for both transit agencies and electric utilities. Establishing strong partnerships between utilities and customers that are deploying large fleets of electric vehicles will ensure that everyone’s projects are successful. During the webinar, Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) staff provided information about zero-emission bus (ZEB) technology, guidance on electrical usage and infrastructure needs to support ZEB deployments, as well as strategies that can help electric utilities and transit agencies build and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships throughout vehicle deployment projects. The webinar also featured a case study presentation from how the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA), in Aspen, CO partnered with their electric cooperative, Holy Cross Energy (HCE), throughout their battery electric bus deployment. RFTA is in the process of deploying 8 battery electric buses in their service area.

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Previous Webinars

National RTAP Webinars are available in our YouTube Channel. Click on the webinar link to view each description and the recording.

1/7/20 | FTA Outreach to Tribes on Government to Government Training | Webinar | PowerPoint 
12/18/19 | Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors | Webinar
11/5/19 | Rural Transit Zero-Emission Vehicle Deployments: Collaborating with your Electric Utility | Webinar | PowerPoint | Q&A
6/24/19 | Updated Transit Manager's Toolkit Overview Webinar | Webinar | PowerPoint
5/15/19 | National RTAP Two-Variable Cost Allocation Webinar - Access Version | Webinar | PowerPoint
5/14/19 | On-Ramps, Intersections, and Exit Routes: A Roadmap for Transit Agencies to Prevent and Disrupt Human Trafficking | Webinar | PowerPoint
5/14/19 | National RTAP Two-Variable Cost Allocation Webinar - Excel Version | Webinar | PowerPoint
4/17/19 | An Inside Look at the National RTAP Resource Library | Webinar | PowerPoint
2/14/19 | ProcurementPRO 2.0 Demo | Webinar | PowerPoint | Q&A
2/6/19 | 101 Webinar Series: Introduction to TCRP Webinar | PowerPoint
12/14/18 | Overcoming Transportation Barriers: Partnering with TANF and New Agencies to Develop Transportation Assistance Strategies | Webinar | PowerPoint
12/12/18 | FTA Rural and Tribal NTD Overview and Updates | Webinar | PowerPoint | Q&A
11/29/18 | Transit Employee Health and Wellness Programs | Webinar | PowerPoint
9/27/18 | Best Practices - Coordination Between State DOTs and Transit Agencies in Asset Management and Capital Planning | Webinar | PowerPoint
9/20/18 | USDA, National RTAP, FTA | Opioids Misuse: Increasing Access to Transportation In Rural Communities | Livestream
7/26/18 | 101 Webinar Series: Vehicle Specifications 101 | Webinar | PowerPoint
7/18/18 | Updated Problem Passengers Training Overview | Webinar | PowerPoint
6/6/18 | 101 Webinar Series: Cost Allocation 101 WebinarPowerPoint 
5/24/18 | GTFS at the U.S. DOT | Webinar
4/19/18 | FTA Low-No Emissions Program: Grant Writing for Small and Rural SystemsWebinar | PowerPoint | Transcript
4/18/18 | Moving from Demand Response to Deviated Fixed Route ServiceWebinar | PowerPoint 
1/19/18 | Drug & Alcohol Fitness-for-Duty Policies & Procedures for Public TransitWebinar | PowerPoint | Q&A 
1/12/18 | Hours of Service and Electronic Logging Devices Webinar | PowerPoint | Q&A 
12/12/17 | Understanding the Updated USDOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulation Webinar | PowerPoint
11/9/17 | ResourceShare Overview Webinar | PowerPoint
8/30/17 | 101 Webinar Series: Grant Writing Webinar | PowerPoint | Handouts 
7/20/17 | 101 Webinar Series: Procurement for Contracted Services Webinar | PowerPoint 
4/26/17 | 101 Webinar Series: Fire and Flood - Disaster Planning and Response  PowerPoint | Q&A
3/7/17 | Kids on Transit Webinar | PowerPoint 
1/19/17 | 101 Webinar Series: Transit Asset Management Webinar | PowerPoint 
11/16/16 | 101 Webinar Series: Estimating Ridership of Rural Demand-Response Transit Webinar | PowerPoint
9/28/16 | 101 Webinar Series: Veteran's Highly Rural Transportation Grants Webinar | PowerPoint 
8/31/16 | National RTAP eLearning Webinar: Substance Abuse Awareness Training Overview Webinar | PowerPoint
8/17/16 | 101 Webinar Series: Connecting Users and Rides for Specialized Transportation Webinar | PowerPoint
8/11/16 | Website Builder Overview Webinar | PowerPoint
6/15/16 | 101 Webinar Series: Procurement Webinar | PowerPoint 
4/6/16 | National Aging and Disability Transportation Center Overview Webinar | PowerPoint 
3/7/16 | FTA Agency Safety Plans NPRM and Proposed National Safety Plan Webinar Webinar | PowerPoint 
1/19/16 | National RTAP Resources Overview with MTAP Webinar | PowerPoint
12/1/15 | 101 Webinar Series: FTA Bus Safety Program and SMS for Small Agencies Webinar | PowerPoint 
11/17/15 | National RTAP Marketing Toolkit Demonstration Webinar 
11/5/15 | National RTAP Marketing Toolkit Overview Webinar 
9/30/15 | 101 Webinar Series: FTA Intercity Bus Program Webinar | PowerPoint 
9/2/15 | National RTAP eLearning Overview Webinar Webinar 
7/29/15 | 101 Webinar Series: Title VI Requirements Webinar | PowerPoint | Q&A 
6/24/15 | Integrated National Transit Database (iNTD) Rural Module Webinar | PowerPoint 
5/28/15 | 101 Webinar Series: Rides to Wellness - Creating Healthy Communities Webinar | PowerPoint 
4/14/15 | GTFS Builder Webinar: Open Discussion with Local Agencies Webinar 
3/18/15 | 101 Webinar Series: Ethics in Transit Decision-Making Webinar | PowerPoint 
12/10/14 | 101 Webinar Series: ADA and Rural Transportation Webinar | PowerPoint | Q&A
9/16/14 | 101 Webinar Series: Drug and Alcohol Testing Webinar 
4/22/14 | State RTAP Manager's Toolkit and Forum Webinar | PowerPoint
11/20/13 | 101 Webinar Series: Charter Service and School Transportation | Webinar PowerPoint
9/25/13 | 101 Webinar Series: Social Media Webinar | PowerPoint 
6/27/13 | GTFS Builder Step 3 Workshop Webinar | PowerPoint 
6/26/13 | 2 the Point Training Introductory Webinar Webinar | PowerPoint 
6/20/13 | GTFS Builder Step 2 Workshop Webinar | PowerPoint 
6/13/13 | GTFS Builder Step 1 Workshop Webinar | PowerPoint 
8/16/11 | GTFS Builder Overview Webinar | PowerPoint 
7/22/11 | Customer Driven Service Webinar | PowerPoint 
2/17/11 | Emergency Procedures for Rural Transit Drivers Webinar | PowerPoint 
11/19/10 | John Martin Series: Make Business Part of Rural Transit's Business Webinar | PowerPoint 
9/9/10 | John Martin Series: Measure and Report Your Impact Webinar | PowerPoint 
6/17/10 | John Martin Series: Exceptional Customer Service Across Generations Webinar | PowerPoint 
4/15/10 | John Martin Series: Putting the Riders' Needs First Webinar | PowerPoint 
2/11/10 | John Martin Series: Dawning of a New Era in Community Transit Webinar | PowerPoint