• Rural Transit Day

    Rural Transit Day

    “Staying connected to the community and having a better quality of life for those who are dependent on others for access to transportation.” – Lisa Bacot, FPTA
  • Rural Transit Day

    Rural Transit Day

    “It is the life line of the community.” – Karen Somerset, Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged
  • Rural Transit Day

    Rural Transit Day

    “Small transit is a beautiful beginning of hope. It offers options to members of the community to have mobility. It is how large systems started, so cheer on and support the small transit agencies!” – Cathi Petagno, BOCC St. Lucie County Transit Division
  • Rural Transit Day

    Rural Transit Day

    “Rural transit means everyone, no matter where they live, is connected with all of life's opportunities, services and needs - and with each other.” – Michael Hays, NassauTRANSIT
  • Rural Transit Day

    Rural Transit Day

    Rural Transit means "Connecting our neighbors (who are our friends and family) with each other" Gulf County ARC
  • Florida Small and Rural Transit Agency Defensive Driving Training Program

    Florida Small and Rural Transit Agency Defensive Driving Training Program

    Download the newly released Florida Small and Rural Transit Agency Defensive Driving Training Program. The training program is to teach public transportation employees about the importance of defensive driving.
  • Florida Small and Rural Transit Agency Bus Operator Training Program

    Florida Small and Rural Transit Agency Bus Operator Training Program

    Download the newly updated (July 2021) Florida Small and Rural Transit Agency Bus Operator Training Program. The training program contains minimum suggested bus operator core training elements and resources.
  • 2021 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Developmement Workshop
  • The Facts about Paratransit Pre- and Post- Trip Inspections

    The Facts about Paratransit Pre- and Post- Trip Inspections

    Webinar Recording and the Unanswered Q&A are Now Available!
  • COVID-19 – Emergency Management Tips and Practices for Bus Transit Systems

    COVID-19 – Emergency Management Tips and Practices for Bus Transit Systems

    On behalf of FDOT, CUTR has prepared this document as a compilation of tips, strategies, and practices that other public transit across the country have implemented to help reduce the risk of being infected and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus.
  • COVID-19 Resource Center

    COVID-19 Resource Center

    Information and resources to our public transportation agencies in Florida.
  • Training Calendar

    Training Calendar

    New courses open for registration!
  • A “Gold Star” Moment to Share

    A “Gold Star” Moment to Share

    As part of the RTAP community, we are interested in sharing your agency news, best practices, and success stories through our RTAP quarterly bulletin.
  • About Florida RTAP

    About Florida RTAP

    The Florida Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) Center is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation Office of Freight, Logistics and Passenger Operations. The program is administered by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida.
  • National Rural Transit Assistance Program

    National Rural Transit Assistance Program

    National RTAP provides access to training materials, provides technical assistance, guides the creation of web-based applications, produces reports, publishes best practices, conducts research, and offers peer assistance for rural and tribal transit providers and state RTAP programs.

National RTAP Resources

National RTAP Resources

The National RTAP Resource Library is a comprehensive collection of rural transit-related materials, including training modules, reports, technical briefs, and articles that you can view, order, or download.

Training

Training

Upcoming training opportunities related to small and rural transit agencies.

RTAP Listserv

RTAP Listserv

The purpose of this listserv is to provide an open forum for the posting and discussion of news and information relating to Rural Transit services. That means that nearly ANYTHING rural transit related is fair game.