National Rural Transit Assistance

This project enables the American Public Works Association (APW A) and the Community Transportation Association of America (CT AA) to continue the activities of the National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP)-providing training and technical assistance for rural public transit operators, improving safety of rural transit service, and supporting coordination with human services transportation. This national coordination and technical assistance program complements the R TAP program administered by each state, using formula funds apportioned to other than urbanized areas. The national R TAP assists both rural and specialized transit providers directly and provides support for the state RTAP programs by developing and disseminating materials of national interest. RTAP project activities are guided by a review board consisting of eleven rural operators and state RTAP managers. APW A provides overall management of the program, and acts as liaison with the state RTAP managers and RTAP Review Board. Major products of the national RTAP program include production of training modules, train the trainer workshops, information bulletins, and the National Transit Resource Center operated by CT AA. Training and technical assistance for rural and specialized transit operators helps to reconnect rural America and ensure mobility for all Americans. RTAP was established in 1987 for the purpose of providing training, technical assistance, research and support services, specifically tailored to the needs of rural transit operators. The National RTAP activities support the Strategic Goal, Mobility and Accessibility, by providing training and technical assistance to enhance the effectiveness, safety, reliability and availability of rural and small urban transit service. This is a congressionally directed project.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  USA  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Churchman, Mary

    • Performing Organizations:

      American Public Works Association

      106 W. 11th Street, Suite 1800
      Kansas City, MO  USA  64105
    • Principal Investigators:

      Denniston, Beth

    • Start Date: 20011000
    • Actual Completion Date: 20021000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 7273

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459336
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-MO-26-5001.3
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:01PM