Driver training in Sharon tomorrow, February 11, will be held as scheduled.
The Massachusetts Rural Transit Assistance Program (MArtap) is a federally funded, state-administered program that offers training, education and technical assistance programs with special emphasis on rural services. MArtap is a program of the MassDOT contracted through the Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities (MARTA). MArtap is funded through the Federal Transit Administration, an agency of the U.S Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.
MArtap offers programs to paratransit services - public, private nonprofit and private profit agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Most programs are offered at no charge, based on funding.
In addition, the MArtap program offers 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.
Lend and Learn Library and resource material MArtap utilizes every training module received by the National RTAP and other sources by adding the training materials directly in the MArtap Lend and Learn publication. Library materials are available, at no charge, for a two week period (longer if necessary).
Depending on funding, programs such as Train the Trainer, and dissemination of information regarding training opportunities and other issues of interest to transit providers.
For more information, or questions on the information located here, contact Carol Tally at 877-MArtap (627-8271).