Implementing Rural Transit Technology

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The National Transit Institute (NTI) is presenting a two-day course “Implementing Rural Transit Technology” ($300 for consultants and contractors) scheduled for May 10-11, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska. The course is being hosted by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

Rural transit providers are interested in exploring how technology can help increase operating efficiencies and improve safety. Technology can transform scheduling and dispatching operations, provide new levels of customer service, and support innovative business practices. However, the process for planning and implementing appropriate technology-based applications can be challenging. This course presents a structured approach for planning, implementing, and evaluating rural transit projects to help ensure that agency needs and expectations are met.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

• Assess agency performance and develop operational objectives
• Identify technology-based solutions for meeting agency objectives
• Conduct cost-benefit analyses to prioritize projects
• Develop a project plan
• Review traditional and innovative funding sources for technology projects
• Discuss project implementation and management strategies
• Evaluate project effectiveness in meeting agency objectives

This course is geared for transit professionals, state Department of Transportation (DOT) office staff, and regional planners involved in planning and implementing technology-based applications for rural transit operations.

If you are interested in attending, please use the following link and register online. Seating is limited for this course, so register early.

For further information, contact Region 10’s Annette Le at (206) 220-4461 or email



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator