Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP)

The Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP), which has state and national programs, was initiated in 1986 by the Federal Transit Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. RTAP provides, on national and state levels, programs that provide a wide variety of training and technical assistance services to rural transit professionals from coast to coast. States are funded to establish their own RTAP program, and the state programs have access to services offered from the national RTAP program.

Lecture ImageAvailable through RTAP:

  • A national resource center
  • Technical assistance
  • A toll-free national hotline
  • Training materials
  • Workshops
  • Information networks
  • Instructors
  • And additional services!

National Hotline #: 1-800-527-8279

The state RTAP program provides access to workshops and training sessions on rural transit operations and management topics. The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) offers training materials, technical assistance, and it keeps you in touch with the industry through conferences and publications.

The Tennessee RTAP program is located at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and is one of the services provided by the Tennessee Transit Training Center.

Please contact us for more information about the Rural Transit Assistance Program.

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