SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH:  BE PREPARED, NOT SCARED
Although most people understand that being prepared is essential to getting through an emergency such as a natural disaster, there is less awareness about the necessity of cybersecurity preparedness.  Cybersecurity preparedness is often a deciding factor on how much of an impact a cyber-related event - such as a ransomware infection, identity theft, or a data breach - has on an individual or an organization.

Learn more about National Preparedness Month 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Transit Through the Seasons Photo Contest

Missouri RTAP eNewsletter

International Walk to School Day 2019

2,534 SCHOOLS REGISTERED NATIONWIDE!   

Walk to School

MO-RTAP 2019 Training Calendar

 

RURAL TRANSIT NEWS

NEW NATIONAL RTAP DEMAND RESPONSE HOT TOPIC GUIDE (National RTAP eNews - August 8, 2019)
The National RTAP Resource Center has analyzed information requests over the past year to prepare the 2019 Hot Topic GuidesThey created a new Demand Response Hot Topic Guide, with resources including ESPA's ADA Guide for Rural Demand-Response Transportation Service Providers and NCTR's Developng a Method for Assessing National Demand-Response Transit Level of Service.

THE CAPE COD REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY (National RTAP eNews - August 8, 2019) has established the CCRTA Driver Training Lend and Learn Library which offers National RTAP training modules such as Customer Driven Service and Emergency Procedures for Rural Transit DriversBoth trainings offer great information, no matter where you live.

NO HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON OUR ROADS ACT (Final rule issued by FMCSA on July 16, 2019)
Lifetime Disqualification for Human Trafficking final rule was issued by FMCSA on July 16 that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).  This rule reflects a change to the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act which prohibits an individual from operating a CMV for life if that individual uses a CMV in committing a felony involving a severe form of human trafficking.

UPDATED NATIONAL RTAP TECHNICAL BRIEF - PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FOR RURAL TRANSIT SYSTEMS (Released: 2007, Updated March 2019)
National RTAP's Performance Evaluation for Rural Transit Systems tech brief was updated in April 2019.  There is new information on defining goals and objectives for a successful performance measurement program and an expanded list of common measures used by small rural and tribal transit systems.  The brief provides guidance on how to best summarize findings of a performance measurement program by considering the audience.