National Transit Institute

This project provides ongoing support to the National Transit Institute (NTI), established in 1992 at Rutgers, 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. Training is conducted for federal, state and local transit employees in areas related to federal programs and industry needs. Courses are conducted locally at sites nationwide on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from advanced technology and multimodal planning to management development and training effectiveness. Programs on workplace safety, geographic information systems, and innovative technologies are just a few of the newer offerings. This project also supports the annual NTI Transit Trainers Awards Workshop, Transit Academy, Transit Fellows Program, and Clearinghouse activities. It also includes support for cooperative programs with the National Highway Institute on subjects of mutual interest, and dialogue with organized labor relative to worker safety and technical skill development. NTI is a major component of FTA's Professional Capacity Building Program, serving as a major resource to FTA in support of the implementation of regulations and policy initiatives, as well as implementation of new technology.


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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:

    Mercado, Lydia

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick

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

    Larrousse, Paul

  • Start Date: 20020700
  • Actual Completion Date: 20030600
  • Source Data: RiP Project 6039

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01461003
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: FTA-NJ-26-7006
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:36PM