Rural Transportation Assistance Program

The Rural Transportation Assistance Program 5311(b)(3) 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 non-urbanized areas. Rural public transportation operators receive training and technical assistance through the program. As detailed in the table below, WSDOT provides funds to organizations to deliver eligible activities in four catergories: training, technical assistance, research, and related support services. 

2019-2021 Rural Transportation Assistance Contracts

Organization Award
Community Transportation Association Northwest $104,270
Washington State Transit Association $88,526
Washington State Transit Insurance Pool $117,565

For more information, contact Marianna Hanefeld marianna.hanefeld@wsdot.wa.gov or 425-777-0557.