About the Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program (MTAP)
Established in 1987, the Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) helps transit agencies within state departments of transportation (DOTs) improve their professional networks and solve technical problems through a variety of peer exchange opportunities. MTAP helps state DOTs understand and implement Federal Transit Administration (FTA) policies and programs, provides feedback to FTA on implementation issues and best practices and creates a professional network to share best practices, receive technical assistance and obtain new ideas from other states. MTAP links state DOTs through a host of services including information exchanges on Federal regulations, grant program reporting requirements, public transportation funding, and state oversight of transit systems.
The Benefits of Membership in the MTAP
For state departments of transportation that join MTAP, we annually hosts two meetings for members to network, discuss topics and issues of significance, share best practices and collaborate with FTA and other organizations. During the course of the year, MTAP provides:
- Technical information and assistance
- A bi-annual newsletter and bi-weekly e-newsletter
- Best practices information
- An integrated alert system
- Training classes
- Networking assistance
- Monthly planning conference calls and quarterly peer exchanges (webinars, conference calls, etc.)
In addition MTAP participates in the NCHRP 20-65 research program, advancing the development of public transportation research on issues of importance to the Council on Public Transportation, AASHTO, and the state departments of transportation.