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Topic Guides


ADA

Transit agencies are required to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The resources in this topic guide provide information to ensure compliance with the law.

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Bloodborne Pathogens

Dealing with emergency situations that involve the possible spread of bloodborne pathogens can be scary. Fortunately, there are a lot of resources to help train drivers and other transit system personnel about the proper ways to handle these types of emergencies.

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Defensive Driving

Defensive driving entails altering driver behavior to prevent accidents caused by hazards on the road or in the vehicle. These resources include training that will help drivers deal with situations before they arise.

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Distracted Driving

Driver distractions can be dangerous for passengers, and also other vehicles on the road. Below are some resources about distracted driving, and training related to reducing the practice.

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Drug and Alcohol Programs

Safety-sensitive employees are required to undergo drug and alcohol testing as part of federal regulations aimed at increasing public safety. Rural and tribal transit agencies are responsible for making sure that these requirements are met. This topic guide will direct you to the most current and relevant resources on all aspects of the federal drug and alcohol requirements.

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Livability

Resources for creating higher quality of life through community design, focusing on transit in rural areas.

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Mobility Management and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Mobility management is the idea of using available resources to get passengers from point A to point  B. It usually focuses on coordination between different agencies providing transportation, and may include a technological component (ITS), such as scheduling and dispatching software, or regional website-based demand-response services.

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MAP-21 Program Changes

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), enacted in 2012, updated regulations for rural and tribal transit operations. This topic guide highlights the changes, new elements, and unchanged portions of the Section 5311, 5310, 5339 Programs, as well as the new Safety and Transit Asset Management initiatives.

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RTAP Programs

Resources of interest to state RTAP  managers, particularly relating to vehicles and public outreach.

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Safety & Transit Asset Management (TAM)

The FTA's new focus is on the Public Transportation Safety Program and the transit asset management provisions, both authorized under MAP-21.

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Tribal Transit

These resources include training and technical assistance specifically geared toward tribal transit operators and riders.

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Wheelchair Securement

While wheelchair securement practices are based heavily on the type of equipment used and the manufacturer, there are some common best practices. Additionally, links to videos for specific manufacturers are below.

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