AASHTO Multi-State Transit 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, via MTAP Alerts
  • 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
  • MTAP Alerts
  • Web site connections
  • Best practices information
  • Conference calls
  • Training classes

What's New?

Presentations and Documents from the 2015 SCOPT/MTAP Winter Meeting:

Scott Giering's Presentation on State Management Reviews.pptx

Mshadoni Smith's Presentation on Transit Asset Management.pptx

Jamie Pfister and Faith Hall's Presentation on the Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation.pptx

NCHRP 20-65 Task 49 Impact Assessment Indicators for Administration of Public Transportation Grants.pptx

NCHRP 20-65 Task 57 Assessment of State DOT Transit Vehicle Procurement Models.pptx

Angela Dluger's Presentation on Safety Rulemaking Update.pptx

NCHRP 20-65 Task 53 Independent Cost Estimates for Design and Construction of Rural and Small Urban Transit Facilities.PPTX

NCHRP 20-65 Task 53- Prototype Tool.xls

NEW MTAP Technical Assistance Directory:


Presentations and Documents from the 2014 SCOPT/MTAP Winter Meeting: ​

Lynn Spencer Presentation

John Giorgis Presentation

FTA Procurement Presentation

Easter Seals Action Presentation

Additional Items:

Deviated Fixed Route Finding from California SMR
Caltrans letter for FTA on Finding
FTA Response to Caltrans on Finding
21st Century Mobility Conference Save the Date
December 2015 MTAP Newsletter

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 kdwyer@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

2016 Joint State Partnership and Transit Midwest Conference- August 14-16, Kansas City, MO




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 MTA​P and our great transit connections, please contact. To learn more about MTAP and our great transit connections, please contact Katelyn Dwyer.



Katelyn Dwyer, MTAP Program Specialist
444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 249
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-624-3698
Shayne Gill, Public Transportation, Passenger Rail and Aviation Programs Manager
444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 249
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-624-3630