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Technical Assistance

Technical assistance is information related to transit operations and management that is generally provided by state DOTs and programs such as National RTAP and similar organizations. Technical assistance is generally assistance provided for the explanations of rules, regulations and standards. 

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General Transit

 

General Transit

General technical assistance resources.

Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) provides technical assistance to transit providers through several programs. 

Joblinks provides technical assistance and resources for job-related transportation. 

 

Tribal Transportation

The following programs provide technical assistance to tribal transit providers. 

National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP) provides access to best practices for rural and tribal transit providers. 

CTAA’s Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Program (TPTTAP) focuses on helping tribes spur economic growth through improved transportation systems.

Intertribal Transportation Association assists tribal leadership in assessing transportation needs and implementing transportation programs.

Local Technical Assistance Program/Tribal Technical Assistance Program (LTAP/TTAP) provides resources about roads and highways, and tribal topics. Regional centers for each of these provide additional assistance and resources. Click here for all regional centers.

 

State DOT

Technical assistance programs for state department of transportation program managers.

National RTAP provides technical assistance for state program managers either by contacting National RTAP staff, or conversing with other RTAP managers in the State RTAP Managers' Forum.

AASHTO’s Environmental Technical Assistance Program provides assistance for state DOT personnel about implementing environmental standards. 

AASHTO’s Multi-State Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) is a network of state personnel, the primary purpose of which is to help states implement Federal Transit Administration Programs, provide feedback to FTA on implementation issues and best practices and to create a professional network to share best practices, receive technical assistance, and obtain new ideas from other states. States must become members to access MTAP. 

 

Older Adults

These programs provide technical assistance around older adult transportation.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) co-administers the NCST with Easter Seals and provides technical assistance to AAAs and Title VI programs.

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) provides technical assistance on paratransit, ADA transportation, and issues relating to transporting older clients.

 

Human Service Transportation

Human service transportation technical assistance can be found at the following programs.

Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP) provides technical assistance to human service organizations, planners, and funders. 

Transit Cooperative Research Project (TCRP) Report 91: Economic Benefits of Coordinating Human Service Transportation and Transit Services

TCRP Report 101: Toolkit for Community Coordinated Transportation Services

TCRP Report 105: Strategies to Increase Coordination of Transportation Services for the Transportation Disadvantaged

TCRP Report 144: Sharing the Costs of Human Services Transportation.

National Conference of State Legislatures provides research about transportation.

The US Government's Administration on Aging provides funding for the Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Partnership Project.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Public Policy Institute and search on "transportation." 

 

Paratransit

The following organizations provide technical assistance for paratransit providers.

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) provides technical assistance on paratransit, ADA transportation, and issues relating to transporting older clients.

 

Rural Transportation

The following programs provide technical assistance for the rural transit sector.

National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP) provides technical assistance for rural and tribal transit providers. 

CTAA’s Rural Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Program (RPTTAP) promotes economic development through improved transportation systems in rural areas.