A New Partner for the Massachusetts RTAP Program → Read More
The Massachusetts Rural Transit Assistance Program (MArtap) is pleased to announce that RLS & Associates, Inc. (RLS) has been awarded a contract to provide regional training to rural and small urban public transit staff and drivers in Massachusetts.
MArtap has developed a revised driver training curriculum alongside RLS Associates, Inc. The new training calendar will be published in the coming days.
To schedule training, or to register for an existing class once the schedule is published, please follow these steps:
For more information about the MArtap Driver Training Program and to view a summary of the required training, visit Driver Training FAQ's.
*February 17 Accessible Lift Use & Securement training is full. To add your name to the waiting list, please click here and complete the registration form. Availability will be confirmed within 3 days of the training. Any questions, please call MArtap at 877(MArtap1) - 877-627-8271. *THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 10. If you were on the original registration list for February 17 and have not confirmed your attendance for this make-up class please contact MArtap at 877-MArtap1 (627-8271) or email email@example.com.
The Massachusetts Rural Transit Assistance Program (MArtap) is a federally funded, state-administered program that offers training, education and technical assistance programs designed to meet the needs of transportation providers in rural and small urban regions of Massachusetts. MArtap is a program of the MassDOT contracted through the Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities (MARTA) and is funded through the Federal Transit Administration, an agency of the U.S Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.
MArtap programs focus on rural transportation providers and are offered to all paratransit services - public, private nonprofit and private profit agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Most programs are offered at no charge, based on funding.
Driver training is available through the RTAP program as well as opportunities for scholarships to conferences, meetings and other events, along with a mini-grant award program to agencies for necessary equipment.
MArtap is pleased to present the following types of assistance targeted at Massachusetts rural and small urban public transit providers:
Driver Trainingon-site training classes and materials Monthly training schedule is posted on this website Form and guidelines to request or attend training is also available Most of the training is offered at no charge, depending on funding
Helping Hand Mini Grant Offered yearly to help meet the needs of agencies to help improve their transportation services.
Training Scholarships Offered to recipients to offset training workshop fees/travel, etc. associated with continued education related to the transportation field that will result in improved transportation services.
Newsletter The Resource newsletter is published throughout the year. It includes driver training schedules, scholarship information, professional and professional training opportunities. Let us know if you have an article that you would like us to print or if you would like to advertise in The Resource.
Depending on funding, programs such as Train the Trainer, and dissemination of information regarding training opportunities and other issues of interest to transit providers.
The MArtap programs are overseen by an Advisory Committee of dedicated volunteers who represent provider organizations that use these services. Please contact Carol Tally (877-MArtap1) to dicuss questions or to find a training class specifically for you and your transit agency.