Attention Drivers Signed up for Training in Greenfield, MA this Saturday, June 8.
The training for tomorrow at the FRTA in Greenfield has been postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Do you have a training or workshop you would like to attend?Do you have a conference you would like to attend? MArtap may have the funds to assist with your financial needs through the MArtap scholarship reimbursement program. The MArtap Advisory Committee encourages you to apply. For more information, click on the scholarship icon or call Carol Tally at 877-MArtap1 (627-8271).
MArtap Training Scholarships
MArtap Scholarships are available to eligible agencies that attend training programs. The programs must be pre-approved, transportation related, and result in improved transportation services.
Two scholarships per fiscal year are available for eligible agencies, with a maximum of $750 per scholarship. Most MArtap scholarships provide 90 percent of the cost of tuition and expenses for conference/training, but may cover the full cost. Those eligible for scholarships include recipients of federal transit assistance under Section 5311, including RTAs and their operating contractors, Section 5310 and/or the state's Mobility Assistance Program (MAP) recipients. Scholarships are available to organizations operating in rural and small urban regions, and in urban areas. Private non-profits and human service agencies, along with private bus operators in non-urbanized areas are also eligible for the scholarships.
Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on available funds. Funding for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 scholarship program is $10,000. Training must be transportation related and result in the improvement of your transportation services.
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).