Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP)
The Rural Transit Assistance Program is funded through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and offers training, technical assistance, and research opportunities as well as other support services to improve the delivery of transit services to states and small urban and rural transit operators. In consultation with rural transit systems, the Office of Transit commits Ohio's share of RTAP funding to technical assistance projects and training. In addition, scholarships are awarded to attend state and national meetings and conferences. To apply for a scholarship, click here. You may download the scholarship application form, complete and submit the form as attachment with your email.
National RTAP Technical Assistance Briefs are periodically distributed along with information explaining the services available through the RTAP program at the state level. The Office of Transit also offers an extensive lending library of National RTAP Training Materials and other periodicals and educational and training tools. The National RTAP Program Catalog is now located on the web at www.NationalRTAP.org/ResourceCatalog/
ODOT’s Office of Transit prides itself on the level and quality of technical service provided to its customers. Technical assistance comes in many forms, from ODOT and other transit staff working one on one as mentors to assist with applications and invoices to training and workshops to feasibility studies and analyses under the Ohio Technical Assistance Program (OTEC).