AASHTO Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program (MTAP)


AASHTO Liaison(s):

Shayne Gill, Program Director for Multimodal Transportation
Council on Public Transportation
Phone#: (202) 624-3630

The Transit Connection for State DOTs

It sounds simple: find a way that states can obtain and use the public transit technical expertise of other states. Connect with one another regarding past experience. Network and efficiently solve technical and programmatic problems.

Simply stated, that connection is the Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program or MTAP.

Through its members and services, the MTAP brings real-life, practical solutions to transit problems – on topics as varied as state funding procedures, transit asset management, financial management, vehicle procurement, rural inter-city service development, and ADA compliance.

For its members, MTAP provides a network and assistance through:

  • Access to transit program experts
  • Peer-to-peer exchanges, via MTAP Alerts
  • Abstracts and current transit data
  • On-site technical exchanges
  • Visits from experts
  • MTAP’s Technical Assistance Directory
  • Publications and updates
  • Topical meetings and seminars
  • Communications thru Newsletters and E-News
  • Web site connections
  • Best practices information
  • Conference calls
  • Training classes


Upcoming Events, Webinars & Training

Federal Transit Administration COVID-19 Recovery Listening Sessions:

  • October 2020 – Innovations in Restoring Passenger Confidence and Managing COVID-19 Operational Considerations
  • November 2020 – Value-Added Services for Public Transportation as Communities Recover
  • December 2020 – Understanding and Addressing Changing Rider Needs

2020 Virtual Winter Meeting – Council on Public Transportation and MTAP
Stay tuned for more details

Transportation and the ADA Online Course
EasterSeals Project Action Consulting
Registration ends: 1/10/2021
Course Start Date: 1/11/2021
Course End Date: 3/12/2021

MTAP Chair

Don Chartock
Deputy Director, Public Transportation Division
Washington State Department of Transportation

MTAP Vice Chair

Jennifer DeBruhl
Chief of Public Transportation
Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation

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