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The following informational and technical assistance resources are some of the most highly requested from National RTAP customers within the past year. Additional collections of resources are contained in our Topic Guides on the following subjects:


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

FTA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Page

Minority Business Development Agency's (MBDA) How do MBEs participate in the Department of Transportation's DBE program?

National RTAP's Understanding DOT'S Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Southern Nevada Transit Coalition's Sample Transit Agency DBE Program Plan

US DOT's DBE Program Overview and Video


Diversity Training

APTA's Diversity in the Transportation Industry: Attracting and Engaging Diverse Groups Webinar

NTI's Building Diversity Skills in the Transit Workplace (Train the Trainer)

TCRP's Diversity Training Initiatives

TCRP's Practical Resources for Recruiting Minorities for Chief Executive Officers at Public Transportation Agencies

Transportation Diversity Council's Executive and Staff Training and Development


Electronic Logging Devices

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) Hand-Held and Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)

FMCSA's Electronic Logging Devices Page

National RTAP's Hours of Service and Electronic Logging Devices Webinar


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

FTA's Drug and Alcohol Testing - DOT HIPAA Responses

National RTAP's HIPAA Rule's Effect on Rural Transit Agencies

TCRP's How the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Other Privacy Laws Affect Public Transportation Operations


Pre-Trip Inspections

AASHTO's CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Training

CTAA's VMMI: Vehicle Maintenance Management and Inspection

Illinois Rural Transit Assistance Center's Pre-Trip and Post-Trip Inspection of a Paratransit Vehicle Video

Kansas RTAP's Vehicle Inspections

Minnesota Department of Transportation's Driving Professional and Defensively Video

National RTAP's Introduction to Preventive Maintenance: An Investment That Pays Off and Safety Training and Rural Transit (START) Training Module

TCRP's Preventive Maintenance Intervals for Transit Buses

Wisconsin RTAP's Pre-trip Inspection- Preventative Maintenance for Drivers


Title VI

FTA's Providing Language Access to Persons with Limited English Proficiency and Low Literacy

FTA's Title VI Program Requirements for FTA Grantees

National RTAP's Title Vi Requirements Webinar and Q&A Sheet

NCHRP's State DOT Best Practices for Title VI Compliance 

TCRP's Transit Agency Compliance with Title VI, Limited English Proficiency Requirements 

TCRP's Using Pictograms to Make Transit Easier to Navigate for Customers with Communication Barriers

US DOJ's Translating Limited English Proficiency into Practice


Transit Development Plans

Center for Transit Oriented Development's (CTOD) Transit-Oriented Development Tools for Metropolitan Planning Organizations (includes information about rural areas)

CUTR's How to Develop a Transit Development Plan (TDP) and Why? Webcast

ODOT's Transit Development Planning Guidebook