Travel, Technical Resources and Training
In this section, MTAP members can find information and links to help with travel (using MTAP’s Networking Fund), technical resources and training opportunities.
- MTAP Technical Initiatives Forum
- MTAP Travel & Networking
- Transit Asset Management
- 5310-5311 Program Managers Forum
- MTAP Alerts
- Partner Organizations
- FTA Resources
- MTAP Sponsored Courses
Other resources provided for MTAP members and state DOTs include:
FTA 101 Training Module – an online basic training session for MTAP members, their new employees or those staff in need of a refresher course about the history, background and functions of the Federal Transit Administration as it relates to the work of transit managers in a state department of transportation. The module is designed to help staff understand the following:
- How was FTA established;
- What are the many applicable modes of public transportation;
- What is the role of FTA and its primary responsibilities;
- How is FTA funded;
- How FTA funds public transportation, such as states and subrecipients; and
- What is FTA’s oversight of public transportation.
MTAP’s Technical Assistance Directory – a helpful database of contacts of state departments of transportation involved in MTAP, searchable by state and areas of responsibility and functionality.
MTAP is interested in FTA’s oversight review of state transit program activities, especially regarding the consultants hired to complete this review. As a result, MTAP asks that members evaluate the consultants assigned to them by FTA. If your state was recently the recipient of a FTA Compliance review, please take 10 minutes and help MTAP by completing an evaluation of your review. You can view a pdf of the entire survey here. To receive a link to the electronic survey, please e-mail Richard Price.