USDA Rural Transportation Technical Assistance

The Rural Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Program – funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Program and administered by the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) – helps rural communities enhance economic growth and development by improving transportation services. The program provides planning assistance for facility development, transit service improvements and expansion, new system start-up, policy and procedure development, marketing, transportation coordination, training and public transit problem-solving activities. Long term projects receive in-depth assistance over a period of about a year. Projects with more limited scopes may be eligible for short term technical assistance which has a streamlined review process. Short term applications may be submitted at any time during the year.