Resources

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Articles

MnDOT 2019 Sustainability Report: Report issued in July 2020, including data and statistics on Greater Minnesota transit.

Meeting the Transportation Needs of Rural Communities: Article by Peter Schauer on lessons that cannot be learned from urban transit. Published by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) news.

 

Organizations

Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA): Resources and e-learning for transit providers. 

Minnesota Public Transit Association (MPTA): Publications, event listings, and information related to public transit in Minnesota. 

National Center for Applied Transit Technology (N-CATT): Learning and planning resources for rural, small-urban and tribal transportation providers.

National RTAP: Online courses, webinars, and toolkits for rural and tribal transit providers. You will also find links to online courses offered through National RTAP on this website (Minnesota RTAP) in the training catalog.

National Transit Institute: Educational resources for the transit industry, including webinars, fact sheets, and resource guides.

 

Videos

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Video: FTA’s video describes the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use on personal health, safety, and the work environment, and on the signs and symptoms that may indicate prohibited drug use. This video meets the 60-minute training requirements of section 655.14(b)(1) for covered employees.

Drug & Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion Video: FTA’s reasonable suspicion video describes the physical, behavioral, and performance indicators of probable drug use and probable alcohol misuse to meet the requirements of section 655.14(b)(2).

 

Online Training

National RTAP eLearning Website: National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) eLearning also provides the required training in Part 655.14.

 

Webinars

Webinar: Five-Year Strategic Transit Plans: Using the Transit Plan Templates:

 

Webinar: FTA Calculating, Documenting, and Charging Operating Expenses Technical Assistance