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.

Think of this listserv is an automatic e-mail distribution system. Anyone may send an e-mail message to the “listserv” and it will be automatically distributed via e-mail to everyone who is subscribed. Other listservs managed by CUTR have found this to be an excellent tool for quickly identifying current practices and procedures used by other systems (e.g., looking for sample schedules), announcing events (e.g., Florida Paratransit Roadeo) or simply comparing notes (e.g., how do you deal with driver training?).

This listserv is also open to all rural transit systems. Rural transit systems face many of the same problems and Florida systems will benefit by sharing with their colleagues in other states.

The following material describes how you can sign up, and the procedures and rules for using the RTAP listserv. There is no charge for this service. Your information is never sold, shared, etc. with commercial vendors. No one except for the list administrator will be able to obtain a list of the members.

Subscribe to the Listserv

Users can subscribe to a list through email by following these instructions:

  1. Start a new email.
  2. Click the “Format Text” tab and then select “Plain Text”
  3. In the “To…” field type:
  4. In the body of the e-mail type the following: (replace username with your email address)
    SUBSCRIBE rtap username
  5. Send the email without a subject line.
  6. In a few minutes, you should get a confirmation email.’

Send a Message to the Listserv

You can send or post new messages to the RTAP listserv by email.

Using Email: Once you are subscribed – simple send an email to and the email will be distributed to everyone on the RTAP listserv. Your message will be sent immediately.

Read the Listserv Archives

The RTAP listserv allows you to search the message archives. The basic search allows you to look for particular words used in a message. The advanced search allows you to specify the location of the words (in the message header, subject or body) or to exclude words.

Visit the listserv homepage to login or create a new user account.

Need Assistance? If you need help subscribing or sending a message to the listserv, please contact Stephanie Lewis.