National Transit Institute

This project provides ongoing support to the National Transit Institute/NTI [49 U.S.C. § 5315], established in 1992 at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey to meet the training and development needs of the transit industry workforce. The institute develops and teaches new methods and techniques to improve transit workforce performance and increase productivity in the workplace. Courses are conducted locally at sites nationwide on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from advanced technology and multi-modal planning to management development and training effectiveness. Transit Trainers Workshops are conducted annually to bring together trainers and human resources specialists from the industry to learn the latest techniques in training and to share training experiences on the job. In addition, NTI and FT A are working together to develop and present workshops and seminars designed to assist the transit industry in understanding and implementing advanced public transportation systems, as well as transit workplace safety and security practices. Programs on geographic information systems, automatic vehicle locator, smart card and innovative technologies are just a few of the topics under development for future presentation. Two new transit security training courses for frontline employees and supervisors are now offered. NTI serves as a major resource in support of the implementation of federal regulations and policy initiatives, as well as implementation of new and innovative practices and technologies.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $3991200.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Mercado, Lydia

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    National Transit Institute
    120 Albany Street
    News Brunswick, NJ  United States  08901-2163
  • Principal Investigators:

    Larrousse, Paul

  • Start Date: 20010700
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20020600
  • Source Data: RiP Project 7284

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460959
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: FTA-NJ-26-2901.10
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:35PM