National RTAP Webinars


Upcoming Webinars

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ADA Toolkit Update Webinar

Missouri Public Transit Association 

Iowa Public Transit Association

National RTAP

The National RTAP ADA Toolkit has been thoroughly updated in June 2020 with new content, resources, explanations, templates, questions and answers, glossary, and more. The Toolkit is meant to give rural and tribal transit managers an overview of their responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations to provide equal service to all passengers.  Join Beth Hamby and Buffy Ellis, KFH Group, and Cara Marcus, National RTAP, for an overview of the updated toolkit's sections, features, and functionality.  This webinar will cover the same content from the National RTAP webinar held on June 30, 2020. July 22, 2020 1:00-2:00 PM ET Register
Creating a State Procurement Portal within National RTAP's ProcurementPRO Application National RTAP/AASHTO

National RTAP and AASHTO’s Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) are co-hosting a webinar on creating a state procurement portal within National RTAP’s existing ProcurementPRO application. This webinar is recommended for all state level procurement officials. The webinar will be hosted by Nancy Doherty of National RTAP and Richard Price of MTAP. Panelists include Michael LaBello of Main Street Connections, procurement expert, and Justin Heavenridge of DevObal Technologies, ProcurementPRO Project Manager. Learn how a state portal may be useful for your state and understand what information is required to create a portal. The webinar will also include a demonstration of how the portal is created.

July 29, 2020 2:00-3:00 PM ET Register
Essential Spanish for Rural Transit Webinar National RTAP and Oregon DOT Essential Spanish for Rural Transit is a National RTAP training that provides the most frequently asked questions passengers ask, as well as the most important messages that transit drivers need to give those passengers, in a simple English/Spanish format to facilitate effective communication. The full training module (available on disc) includes a training card in two sizes, technical brief, narrated PowerPoint presentation, and quiz. The training was produced in partnership with Oregon Department of Transportation.  Panelists Frank Thomas, ODOT Regional Transit Coordinator and Carroll J. Cottingham, ODOT Intermodal Civil Rights Manager, will introduce the training module and its applications. August 6, 2020 2:00-3:00 PM ET Register

Recent Webinars

National RTAP ADA Toolkit Update Webinar, June 30, 2020

The National RTAP ADA Toolkit was thoroughly updated in June 2020 with new content, resources, explanations, templates, questions and answers, glossary, and more. The Toolkit is meant to give rural and tribal transit managers an overview of their responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations to provide equal service to all passengers. Beth Hamby and Buffy Ellis, KFH Group, and Cara Marcus, National RTAP, provided an overview of the updated toolkit's sections, features, and functionality.

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National RTAP, MTAP, and FDOT Vehicle Specifications Webinar, May 13, 2020

AASHTO’s Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) and National RTAP held a webinar with Carlton Allen, Florida DOT’s Transit Research Inspection Procurement Services (TRIPS) Program Manager about the state purchasing process. Robert E. Westbrook, Assistant State Transit Manager at Florida DOT, moderated the webinar and provided a state’s perspective. This webinar updates a previous one we held on July 26, 2018 - Vehicle Specifications 101.

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National RTAP/NCMM Cost Allocation Webinar, March 25, 2020

National RTAP and the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) held a webinar on March 25, 2020 about the fundamentals of two-variable cost allocation, how to use National RTAP's Cost Allocation Calculator, and ways to utilize the results for data reporting, pricing, and planning of services. The demonstration showed how the Calculator generates fully allocated costs and metrics by route, travel mode, funding source, jurisdiction, and shared-ride services. The webinar included panelists with perspectives from rural transit agencies on how the Calculator is beneficial for their organizations.

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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.

6/30/20 | ADA Toolkit Update Webinar | Webinar | PowerPoint
5/13/20 | Vehicle Specifications Webinar | Webinar | PowerPoint | Handout
3/25/20 | Cost Allocation Webinar | Webinar | PowerPoint | Q&A
2/26/20 | Rural iNTD Peer Grouping Tool | Webinar | PowerPoint
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