The Federal Transit Administration is committed to helping its stakeholders implement the Section 5310 Program and responding to questions about the program. The technical assistance listed below should help stakeholders better understand, implement, and comply with FTA's Section 5310 requirements and guidance. For additional technical assistance, please contact the FTA Office of Transit Programs at (202) 366-2053.
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) is a national technical assistance center funded by FTA to promote the availability and accessibility of transportation options that serve the needs of people with disabilities, seniors and caregivers with a focus on the Section 5310 program and other transit investments. The NADTC supports the delivery of more effective, efficient, high-quality and coordinated specialized transportation services that maximize federal investments. The NADTC provides technical assistance, information and referral; develops field training; implements interactive communication and outreach strategies; and supports communities in assessing their needs and developing innovative transportation solutions.
National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM)
The National Center for Mobility Management supports FTA's Rides to Wellness Initiative and is funded through a cooperative agreement with FTA. The Center works to help communities adopt transportation strategies and mobility options that empower people to live independently, and advance health, economic vitality and self-sufficiency. NCMM provides capacity-building technical assistance and training; catalogs and disseminates best practice information on innovative mobility management programs around the country; and works to improve and enhance the coordination of federal resources for human service transportation, especially for people with disabilities, older adults and people with lower incomes,
National Rural Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP)
50 F Street NW, Suite 7020
Washington, DC, 20001
(202) 780-4595 or (888) 589-6821
The National Rural Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) was established by FTA in 1987 to provide a wide range of professional services and products. The National RTAP provides outreach and training to each state’s RTAP and coordinates with other organizations involved in rural transit. operates a national toll-free telephone line, a webpage, a national peer-to-peer technical assistance network and various presentations and publications and fulfillment services for National RTAP products.
Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Peer to Peer Program
Federal Highway Administration
400 Seventh Street Room 3416 Washington, DC 20590
The ITS Peer-to-Peer Program helps urban and rural clients create solutions for a variety of highway, transit, and motor carrier interests, offering in virtually all areas of ITS planning, design, deployment and operations. The program offers a network of more than DOT-approved ITS professionals who have planned, implemented and operated ITS in urban and rural areas. The Peer to Peer Program delivers short-term assistance according to an agency’s ITS needs. Assistance may include telephone consultations, off-site document reviews, presentations, and visits to the site.
National Transit Institute
120 Albany Street, 7th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
The National Transit Institute at Rutgers University was established in 1992 to conduct training and educational programs related to public transportation. Funded by FTA, NTI’s mission is to provide training, education, and clearinghouse services in support of public transportation and quality of life in the United States. Training is available to public transportation agencies, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), State Departments of Transportation and other agencies providing transportation services.
Transit Cooperative Research Program
c/o American Public Transportation Association
1666 K Street NW., 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
The Transportation Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) offers practical research that yields near term results and can help agencies solve operational problems, adopt useful technologies from related industries and, in general, find ways for public transportation to be innovative. Funded by DOT and FTA, the program places primary emphasis on putting the results in the hands of organizational and individuals that can use them to solve problems. The information is easily accessible through print, web documents, CD ROMS and diskettes, and it is free through the American Public Transportation Association’s TCRP Dissemination Center.
Multi-State Technical Assistance Program
c/o American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials
444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 249
Washington, DC 20001
The Multi-State Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) provides a forum through which state-level public transportation agencies can communicate with each other about federal transit regulations, grant program management, and technical issues pertaining to everyday administration of public transportation service. MTAP was developed to benefit the member states as well as their federal program counterparts and local transit operators. Networking among the states is conducted through two annual meetings, peer-to-peer assistance, conference calls, and electronic communication. MTAP is administered by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).