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Title:Assessment of Immediate Small and Rural Transit Training Needs
Authors:Jill Hough, Ali Rahim Taleqani, and Rob Lynch
Publication Date:Dec 2020
Report #:SP-185
TRID #:01761841
Keywords:needs assessment, rural transit, surveys, training, transit operating agencies, urban transit
Type:Research Report – Staff Papers


The National Transit Institute (NTI) contracted with the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center located within the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University to complete a survey to assess the immediate training needs of rural and small urban transit agencies. The immediate training needs were based on the already existing NTI courses that could be adapted to meet the needs of rural and small urban agencies.

Objectives of the project were to 1) develop a survey tool in consultation with NTI for small urban and rural transit agencies to determine which existing NTI course offerings will meet their particular training needs, 2) administer the survey to FTA Section 5311 recipients in rural areas with populations of less than 50,000 and to FTA Section 5307 recipients in small urban areas with populations under 200,000, and 3) analyze the survey results and prepare a final report.

How to Cite

Hough, Jill, Ali Rahim Taleqani, and Rob Lynch. Assessment of Immediate Small and Rural Transit Training Needs, SP-185. North Dakota State University, Fargo: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, 2020.

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