Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

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Dear Rural and Tribal Transit Community,

We have taken a journey through the unexpected world of a pandemic.  Now we are looking forward to a new normal and working with you to support mobility in your communities as opportunities open up and demand for your services increases.

We are working hard to provide easy access to information and resources to help you build recovery for the communities you serve. As always, please contact us if there is anything we can do to assist you.

Take care and stay safe, 
Robin Phillips

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Executive Director

FTA COVID-19 Resources

FTA Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) web page - includes information about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and FTA resources, press releases, blogs, announcements, and links to other federal resources


National RTAP Resources

Technical Brief - covers what is known about COVID-19 at this time and the basics of planning, prevention and treatment, updated regularly. Updated on October 9, 2020 with federal waiver extensions, a new PPP loan forgiveness program, and promising cleaning resources

Best Practices Spotlight Article - provides best practices and guidance on safety, communications, funding, and more from the perspectives of state, rural and tribal transit managers, and clinical experts. Released June 5, 2020.

Topic Guide - selected links to FTA, National RTAP, and other national, regional and local COVID-19 resources and planning documents. Updated on September 14, 2020 with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) COVID-19 Funding for Tribes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - answers to questions to our Resource Center and at our Peer Roundtables and Panel Discussions. Updated on June 22, 2020 with an innovation about deploying two buses to each fixed route stop so each bus so both can board fewer passengers.

Peer Assistance - upcoming technical assistance events and summaries of previous COVID-19 Peer Roundtables and Panel Discussions for State RTAP Managers, Transit Managers, and Tribal Transit Managers


Upcoming Events

National RTAP lists COVID-19 focused events in our Calendar of Events and eNews.  Events that have been cancelled or postponed are also listed in eNews.

Updated October 9, 2020