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

Partner Organizations   

The following partner organizations are great resources for information on medical, employment, education, and senior transportation! They provide technical assistance, training, and peer-to-peer exchanges for urban, rural and human services transportation coordination.

American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies who plan, design, construct, finance, supply, and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of our membership.

To strengthen and improve public transportation, APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.

Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)

CTAA’s Information Station connects you with important community transportation news, resources, and ideas. Whether you’re a transit professional seeking specialized information, a human services agency searching for transportation options beginning to explore mobility we provide information on Employment, Medical, Rural, Senior, and Accessible Transportation.

National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP)

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP) operates under a cooperative agreement between the Federal Transit Administration and the Neponset Valley Transportation Management Association (NVTMA). National RTAP’s mission is to address the training and technical assistance needs of rural and tribal transit operators nationwide, and to support state RTAP programs.

National RTAP provides free technical assistance products and services including: training materials (hard-copy and e-learning), webinars, online toolkits, technical briefs, web apps, website hosting, an e-newsletter, best practices articles, a calendar of industry events, a Facebook page, links to partner organizations, and peer networking opportunities. Resource Center specialists also help answer questions or find outside resources regarding rural and tribal transit – available weekdays 9am-5pm ET at 888-589-6821, info@nationalrtap.org, or via chat. All programs and resources are available at www.nationalrtap.org and are free of charge.

Much of the work of National RTAP is overseen by a Review Board, whose expertise helps guide the development of products and services. The 14-member Board is composed of representatives of state departments of transportation and rural and tribal transit providers. State RTAP Managers are also important partners by using, recommending, and distributing National RTAP’s various training and technical assistance products.

Easter Seals Project ACTION

Easter Seals Project ACTION (Accessible Community Transportation in Our Nation) is a national technical assistance project funded through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration. The mission of Easter Seals Project ACTION is to encourage and facilitate cooperation between the disability and transportation communities with the goal of achieving universal access through transportation for persons with disabilities nationwide.

Easter Seals Project ACTION offers various resources, including a toll-free hotline, website, publications clearinghouse, and quarterly newsletter, as well as training and technical assistance, in an effort to make the ADA work for everyone, every day.

ITS Peer-to-Peer Program

The ITS Peer-to-Peer Program (P2P) provides short term technical assistance to agencies facing ITS planning, procurement, deployment and operational challenges. P2P is an important tool for transferring ITS knowledge, resources, and experiences among public agencies and throughout the transportation industry.

National Center on Mobility Management (NCMM)

The National Center for Mobility Management is a national technical assistance center funded through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration and operated through a consortium of three national organizations—the American Public Transportation Association, the Community Transportation Association of America, and Easterseals Inc. NCMM’s primary activities support mobility management professionals, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grantees, and partners in adopting proven, sustainable, and replicable strategies that achieve its mission.