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ODOT Public Transit's training program helps transit providers meet compliance requirements by providing training and technical assistance. Training emphasizes fiscal and asset management, preventive maintenance, safety practices, drug and alcohol testing, civil rights, and ADA. The Rural Training Assistance Program (RTAP) provides funding to assist with designing and implementing training and technical assistance projects and other support services that meet the needs of transit operators in nonurbanized areas.





Technical assistance and training program provides for training opportunities by subject experts, sometimes in conjunction with FTA regarding specific FTA grant requirements and scholarships to attend state, regional or national workshops or conferences for providers of transportation services. This program is designed to assist all transit operators, including those in urbanized areas.

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To submit a request for training or make any other training inquiry, please contact us at (503) 986-3669 or email Cassie Mance at casandra.mance@odot.state.or.us by selecting one of the following options:

General Inquiries

Request Training

Click on the Scholarship, Guidance, Reference, and OPTC Presentations tabs above to learn more about Training programs.





Rural Training Assistance Program (RTAP)

Rural Training Assistance Program provides a source of funding to assist in the design and implementation of training and technical assistance projects and other support services tailored to meet the needs of transit operators in nonurbanized areas. Training dates are tentative and are subject to instructor availability and completion of revised contracting documents.

Click here for the Scholarship Application

Click here for the Oregon In-State Scholarship Reimbursement Form

Click here for the Oregon Out-of-State Scholarship Application Form


  Casandra Mance    (503) 986-3669    casandra.mance@odot.state.or.us  






Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issues guidance, often in the form of circulars, to provide grantees with direction on program specific issues and statutory requirements.


FTA Program overview  

FTA Circular C 9040.1F  





ODOT State Management Plan

ODOT STIP Documents

FTA Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)  : (Transforming the way we build, manage, and maintain our nation's transit systems.)

FTA Circulars  

Guidance Library / Provider Handbook 


 OPTC Presentations


Oregon Public Transportation Conference (OPTC) Presentations

Visit the Oregon Transit Association  website for more information

See also Oregon Transit Association's "Conference Speaker Presentations page where you can access information from previous conferences.