Small Urban & Rural Transit Center

The Small Urban & Rural Transit Center (SURTC), part of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University, increases the mobility of small urban and rural residents through improved public transportation. With funding provided by SAFETEA-LU, SURTC has established its research, education, training and outreach programs on a national scale while maintaining a focus on transit agencies and transit needs in small urban and rural areas. The expansion of programs was guided by input from an advisory board made up of regional and national transit professionals who identified key needs of small transit programs. SURTC programs now address transit needs of Native Americans, alternative fuel use in transit fleets, use of technology by transit agencies, transit workforce development, transit operations, transit management, business planning, coordination, safety, security, risk management, transit needs for those aging in place, and other issues and challenges faced by transit agencies as they try to address the needs of their riders and communities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $4322800.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    North Dakota State University
    1320 Albrecht Boulevard
    Fargo, ND  United States  581052
  • Start Date: 20090629
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20111231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35048

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490038
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2013 1:00AM