AASHTO Multi-State Technical Assistance Program (MTAP)


The Transit Connection for State DOTs

It sounds simple: find a way that states can obtain and use other states' public transit technical expertise. Connect with one another regarding past experience. Network and efficiently solve technical problems.

Simply stated, that connection is MTAP. 

Founded in 1987, the primary purpose of the technical assistance program is to help states implement Federal Transit Administration Programs, provide feedback to FTA on implementation issues and best practices and to create a professional network to share best practices, receive technical assistance, and obtain new ideas from other states.

The Benefits

MTAP connections bring real-life, practical solutions to transit problems – on topics as varied as state funding procedures, financial management, vehicle procurement, rural inter-city service development, and ADA compliance.  

MTAP Members network and receive help through:
  • Access to transit program experts
  • Peer-to-peer exchanges
  • Abstracts and current transit data
  • On-site technical exchanges
  • Visits from experts
  • MTAP’s Technical Assistance Directory
  • Publications and updates
  • Topical meetings and seminars
  • Newsletters
  • Web site connections
  • Best practices information
  • Conference calls
  • Training classes

What's New?

FTA 101 Training Module Now available!


FTA Oversight Review of State Program Activities - MTAP Evaluation of Consultants

If your state was recently the recipient of a FTA Compliance review, please take 10 minutes and help MTAP by completing an evaluation of your review.

You can view a pdf of the entire survey here.

To receive a link to the electronic survey, please e-mail ahouse@aashto.org​.   

Thank you!

**The FTA Oversight Calendar with dates for all upcoming reviews can be viewed at, http://www.fta.dot.gov/grants/12895.html

Upcoming Events

State Partnerships Meeting
August 13 - 15, 2014
Hyatt Regency Philadelph
Philadelphia, PA




mtapchair.jpgSharon L. Edgar
Administrator, Office of Passenger Transportation, Michigan Department of Transportation





“MTAP training classes -- Introduction to Public Transportation and Fundamental Financial Training for Rural and Small Urban Public Transportation Providers – have responded to the critical need to better educate new public transit state employees as well as rural and small urban system operators."

Dave Spacek, Illinois Department of Transportation
"MTAP meetings allow states to work more closely with partners including the Community Transportation Association of America and the American Public Transportation Association to share concerns, develop practical solutions, and implement programs of common interest."
Charles Carr, Mississippi Department of Transportation



Connect With Us!

The advantages of MTAP abound: Better transit programs through shared information, time savings, budget savings, and professional growth.  To learn more about MTAP and our great transit connections, please contact To learn more about MTAP and our great transit connections, please contact Andy House.



Andy House, MTAP Program Manager
444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 249
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-624-5807
Shayne Gill, Passenger Rail and Aviation Programs Manager
444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 249
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-624-3630