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Federal Resources

Bureau of Transportation Statistics Large collection of electronic transportation statistics, bibliographies, and reports, as well as BTS product information, and an extensive list of governmental and transportation internet resources.

Department of Justice ADA Information The U.S. government's ADA web site, with extensive information, technical support and links.

Federal Transit Administration site on RTAP Provides resources and documents regarding RTAP.

FTA Office of Safety and Security The Federal Transit Administration's Office of Saftey and Security is concerned with matters relating to the safety and security of the nation's mass transit system.

Head Start Transportation Resources

National Transportation Library A repository of materials from public and private organizations around the country. The Library is intended to facilitate the exchange of information related to transportation.

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Volpe National Transportation Systems Center The Volpe Center is an innovative, federal, fee-for-service organization within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Their work is performed primarily for DOTT, as well as other federal agencies and state, local, and international entities.

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State Resources

Arizona Transit Association Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) is a non-profit statewide organization dedicated to improving public transportation in all Arizona communities. AzTA's membership includes local governments, chambers of commerce, major employers, transit program operators, transit suppliers and contractors, small businesses, non-profit community agencies and transportation consultants. Online Membership Application coming soon!

California Transit Association The mission of the California Transit Association is to work in partnership with its membership and California's communities to be the primary advocate for policies that recognize and support public transit as an integral part of a sustainable transportation system.

CaIACT CalACT is the largest state transit association in the US, with almost 300 members dedicated to promoting professional excellence, stimulating ideas and advocating for effective community transportation.

Colorado Association of Transit Agencies

Community Transportation Association of Virginia CTAV was formed to bring together transportation providers, agencies that use transit, transportation vendors and any other transit concerned individuals to improve mobility for everyone. This association has worked hard providing training to providers, equipment EXPO's to display vendor's new features, low cost and high quality insurance programs, several peer to peer networking opportunities and legislative guidance for those of us who aren't lobbyists.

Connecticut Association for Community Transportation

Florida Commision for the Transportation Disadvantaged An independent commission housed administaratively within the Florida Department of Transportation. Mission Statement: "To ensure the availability of efficient, cost effective, and quality transportation services for transportation disadvantaged persons."

Florida RTAP Center The Florida RTAP Center is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida under contract to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Florida Transit Association

Illinois Rural Transit Assistance Center Administers the RTAP program for the state of Illinois. Look up newsletters and other resources held by the center.

Indiana Transportation Association Have you ever had a problem and didn't know where to turn? If you are one of Indiana's small urban or rural transportation providers, you have a place to call...Indiana's Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP)! The RTAP Program provides technical assistance and training to transportation providers all over the state of Indiana.

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Works to protect children and promote adult self sufficiency.

Kansas Department of Transportation Oversees the Kansas RTAP program (amdinistered by KUTC) and coordinates various aspects of transit in Kansas, among its many other, non-transit tasks.

Kansas Department on Aging Serves Kansas seniors by using public and private resources to improve the security, dignity, and independence of seniors.

Kansas Public Transit Association

Massachusetts Association of Regional Transportation Authorities The Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities (MARTA) is a non-profit association of the Commonwealth's 15 regional transit authorities (RTAs) and associate members. The RTAs provide public transportation to more than 31 million passengers each year, primarily outside of the Greater Boston area served by the MBTA.

Massachusetts Rural Transit Assistance Program MArtap is an acronym to describe a federally-funded, state-administered program that offers training, education and other benefits to public transportation providers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Most of what MArtap has to offer is yours at no cost, so read on!

Michigan Public Transit Association MPTAOnline is the premiere source for information pertaining to services offered by, and for, our member public transit systems in the State of Michigan.

Minnesota Public Transit Association Tri-County Action Programs, Inc. (Tri-CAP) is the federally designated Community Action Program for Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties in central Minnesota. Programs administered by the agency may serve one or more counties, and in several cases, go beyond the boundaries of the three counties.

New Jersey Council on Special Transportation

New Hampshire Transit Association

New York Public Transit Association

North Carolina Public Transportation Association NCPTA is a private, non-profit organization, incorporated on January 18, 1983, that promotes public transportation throughout the state. Our 192 members include rural and urban transit systems, local transportation agencies, suppliers, consultants, and corporations as well as individuals interested in public transportation in North Carolina.

Ohio Public Transit Association

Oregon Transit Association In 1978, Oregon's three major public transit districts established the Oregon Transit Association as a nonprofit organization to represent them at the State Capitol.

Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association PPTA is a professional trade association, which provides leadership, resources, support and technical assistance. PPTA is a unified voice serving to advocate and strengthen the role of public transportation in improving the quality of life for all Pennsylvania citizens.

State of Kansas The official website for the state of Kansas, with links to all your in-Kansas needs (or a lot of them, anyway).

State RTAP Centers A collection of state RTAP centers.

Vermont Public Transportation Association

Washington State Transit Association

WYTRANS WLC is a forty-five person Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Testing, Land Surveying, and Planning firm serving the public and private sectors, individuals, and governments since 1948 from our offices in Casper and Gillette, Wyoming.

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Academic Resources

Center for Urban Transportation Research CUTR conducts research in a variety of topics including issues related to community transportation, the ADA, paratransit, public transportation of senior citizens, persons with disabilities, welfare to work/access to jobs, public transportation, transportation demand management, automatic vehicle location, geographic information systems, alternative fuels, etc. CUTR recently initiated a Senior Transportation Mobility Initiative, which serves as the focal point for research related to senior transportation issues. The site also containes a resource center with a searchable database.

Center for Transportation Studies University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies provides information for: bikes, cars, trains. All these forms of transportation – and many more – move us and our goods from one location to the next. The ability to travel opens new opportunities, and improving transportation systems not only makes life easier for everyone, but also contributes to continued economic growth.

Center for Urban Transportation Studies University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee performs research in the area of land use, transit, and travel forcasting among others. Also provides non-credit transportation training programs either on site or in Milwaukee.

Institute for Transportation Research and Education Operating from North Carolina State University, this institute provides training and performs research, as well as administering the state's LTAP program. Searchable research and training databases.

Mineta Transportation Institute The Mineta Transportation Institute, located on the San Jose State University campus, was established by Congress as part of the Intermodal Surface Transporation Effisciency Act of 1991 (ISTEA). MTI focuses on international surface transportation policy issues as related to three primary responisbilites: research, eductation, and technology transfer. MTI receives policy oversight from an internationally respected board of trustees who represent all of the major transportaion modes.

Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways PATH is a multi-disciplinary program with staff, faculty and students from universites statewide, and cooperative projects with private industry, state and local agencies, and non-profit institutions.

National Transit Institute Links to NTI publications, despcriptions of training courses and background about the organization created by ISTEA and funded by FTA.

Southwest Region University Transportation Center The theme for SWUTC is "sustainable transportation for mobility and econic strength." Research at SWUTC "promotes a transportation system that is sustainable in terms of the level and quality of transportation services, the resources commanded, the environment affected, and the quality of life supported." The four research foci at SWUTC are Imporved Transportation Efficiency, Economic Growth, and Transportation Productivity, NAFTA Issues and Other International Activites and Transportation Technology Applications. Research reports include "Optimizing Route Specific Marketing Strategies to Include Public Transit Ridership," "Aging Driver Needs for Mobility in an Automobile-Oriented Region" and "Economic and Technological Forecasting for Transportation Planning and Policty."

Upper Great Plains Transportatin Institute The Institute's mission is to make a significant contribution to rural and small urban transportation and logistics through interdisciplinary university education, research, and service. Explore the Institute's programs to find out how its staff accomplishes this mission.
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Technical Resources

Action Without Borders Has a comprehensive list of nonprofit agencies and a lot of information on how nonprofits operate along with tips for getting on the internet, fundraising, etc. Worth the time!

ADA Technical Assistance The ADA Technical Assistance Program has been in existence since 1992, shortly after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Program consists of an array of projects to further the understanding and implementation of the Act. The program has created an infrastructure of resources, including numerous ADA publications and videos, materials targeted to specific audiences, and training packages.

APTA list of Equipment & Material Providers

APTA list of Transit Vehicle Providers

APTA list of Vehicle Component Providers

Bus Ride Publication targeted to the bus, transit and motor coach industries. Full-text stories are featured on their site.

CDC Biological Disease Facts This site lists a variety of biological diseases/agents alphabetically. Most of these are clickable links with extensive information databases on each disease.

Emergency Response Communications Infrastructure This Health Alert Network is intended to ensure communications capacity at all local and state health departments (full Internet connectivity, training), ensure capacity to receive distance learning offerings from CDC, et al., and ensure capacity to broadcast and receive health alerts at every level.

Journal of Public Transportation A quarterly, international scholarly journal containing original research and case studies associated with various forms of public transportation and related transportation and policy issues. Topics are approached from a variety of academic disciplines, including economics, engineering, planning, and others, and include policy, methodological, technological, and financial aspects. Emphasis is placed on the identification of innovative solutions to transportation. Published at the National Center for Transit Research located at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) ath the University of South Florida. Full articles are available online and free subscriptions available.

Mass Transit Magazine Summaries and some full-text articles are provided. This publication focuses on management of mass transit transportation systems.

National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NCATT) The mission of NCATT is "to work with industry, government, and research institutions to develop, evaluate, and market technologies that will improve the design and operation of transportation vehicles and systems." NCATT's three research concentrations are vehicle technology, pavement systems technology and traffic systems technology. Specific research topics include alternative fuels, erosion control and video-based traffic systems technology. NCATT also conducts training and workshops for students and professionals.

Newsline This newsletter reports current research and developments in public transportation. It is published on an intermittent schedule by the TRB Committee on Public Transportation Planning and Development.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center Helps train nonprofit organizations. They also offer publications, consulting and courses on how to manage resources wisely.

Rural Facts: Transportation The Research and Training Center on Rural Rehabilitation Services (RTC: Rural) has compiled this fact sheet about transportation - primarily public - available in rural areas with an eye to how rural transportation funding compares with urban transportation funding.

Rural Transportation: Using Vouchers to Improve Access RTC: Rural compiled this fact sheet exploring the requirements and ramifications for using vouchers in rural transportation.

School Transportation News Everything you ever wanted to know about transporting students.

Status Report on Public Transportation In Rural America, 1994 Everyone at CTAA who ever needed a statistic about rural transportation has a dog-eared copy of this reference work close at hand. You'll see why once you read it.

Technology in Rural Transportation In 1997, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - working through the ENTERPTISE pooled fund study program - sponsored the Simple Solutions project. The product of this project is an inventory of real-world, proven, cost-effective technologies could be considered forerunners of more advanced, rural Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Search this on-line, user-friendly database of simple solutions technologies. Descriptions of all solutions and their benefits are provided on the site. Don't forget to complete the on-line sruvey!

Transitions Newsletter dedicated to training and education in the transit industry, published by Rutgers University.

Transportation Research Board Just about anything you ever wanted to know about transportation -- from concrete cooling temperatures to methods of demand estimation in rural areas. Not many documents online, but there is a shopping cart system for ordering them. Includes infromation about the huge annual meeting.

Transportation SafetyInstitute The Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) is a Federal cost recovery agency that develops and conducts worldwide safety, security, and enviromental training, products, ond/or services for both public and private sectors. The Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) is the Institute's parent orgaization within the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Transitweb This site provides a searchable database to assist transit agencies to develop and improve their websites.

Transit Center The Transit Center is designed to serve the needs of the public transit professional. This site contains a business center (equipment, services, products), a calendar (trade shows, events, training), library resources, and classifieds (employment, services, equipment).

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AARP AARP is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. Through information and education, advocacy and service, we seek to enhance the quality of life for all by promoting independence, dignity and purpose.

Access Exchange International Access Exchange International is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which promotes accessible public transport for persons with disabilities and seniors in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Russia and eastern Europe.

Advanced Transportation Technology Institute As electric cars and buses grow more popular, pollution levels from emissions continue to decline. EVs also help to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil.

Amalgamated Transit Union The Amalgamated Transit Union is the largest labor organization representing transit workers in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1892, the ATU, today, is comprised of over 180,000 members in over 273 local unions in 46 states and 9 provinces. The ATU includes bus, subway, light rail and ferry operators, clerks, baggage handlers, mechanics and others in the urban transit, over-the-road and school bus industries, as well as paratransit, emergency medical, clerical, and municipal workers.

American Association of homes and Services for Aging This site for aging and agencies that support the elderly.

American Association of State Highway & Transportation Office

American Association of People with Disabilites AAPD is a non-profit, non-partisan, cross-disability organization whose goals are unity, leadership and impact. Use this site to stay abreast of current events in this part of your customer base.

American Bus Association The American Bus Association, the trade association of the intercity bus industry, represents the motorcoach industry's interests in Washington, D.C. It also facilitates relationships between North American motorcoach and tour companies and all related segments of the travel and supplier industries and promotes travel by motorcoach to consumers.

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Has some implications for transit agencies, especially those providing school bus service.

American Hospital Association The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities.

American Planning Association APA is a nonprofit public interest and research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning.

American Public Human Services Association Founded in 1930, APHSA is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization of individuals and agencies concerned with human services.

American Public Transportation Association Representing primarily large urban systems across the country. Brief legislative updates, plaintext member directory, document abstracts.

American Public Works Association Contains background information on America's public works (transportation, public utilities, sewage, water treatment and other fun areas.

American Red Cross

Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) APRIL promotes independence and strives for full rights and benefits of persons with disabilities living in rural America.

Center for Community Change For almost 30 years, CCC has been nationally recognized for its work helping people build organizations and create better communities and policies.

Community Action Partnership The Community Action Partnership was established in 1972 as the National Association of Community Action Agencies (NACAA) and is the national organization representing the interests of the 1,000 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) working to fight poverty at the local level.

Community Transportation Association of America Works to build an accessible society through the expansion and improvement of community transportation.

Conference of Minority Transportation Officials

Consortium for Citizens with Disablities The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.

Easter Seals Project Action Works to bring transit, disability, and consumer organizations together under one cause in cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration and the US Department of Transportation.

Electric Drive Transportation Association EDTA is an international association representing the interest of those involved in the development, production and use of battery, hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and supporting infrastructure. EDTA serves as the central source of information on all of the technical, market and policy issues surrounding the emergency of electric drive technologies, and serves as the representative of the Americas to the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA).

Institute of Transportation Engineers The institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), an international individual member educational and scientific association, is one of the largest and fastest-growing multimodal professional transportation organizations int he world. ITE members are traffic engineers, transportation planners, and other professionals who are responsible for meeting society's needs for safe and efficient surface transportation through planning, designing, implementing, operating and maintaining surface transportation systems worldwide.

Intelligent Transportation Society of America Intelligent transportation systems, or ITS, encompass a broad range of wireless and wireline communications-based information, control and electronics technologies. When integrated into the transportation system infrastructure, and in vehicles themselves, these technologies help monitor and manage traffic flow, reduce congestion, provide alternate routes to travelers, enhance productivity, and save lives, time and money.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters To make life better for Teamsters members and their families—and for all working families—the Teamsters organize the unorganized, make workers' voices heard in the corridors of power, negotiate contracts that make the American dream a reality for millions, protect workers' health and safety, and fight to keep jobs in North America.

International Taxicab, Limosine and Paratransit Association Established in 1917, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) is a non-profit trade association of and for the private passenger transportation industry. Our extensive membership spans the globe to include 1,100 taxicab companies, executive sedan and limousine services, airport shuttle fleets, non-emergency medical transportation companies, and paratransit services.

ITS America The Mission of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is to foster public/private partnerships to increase the safety and efficiency of surface transportation through the application of advanced technologies. ITS America was mandated by the U.S. Congress in 1991 to coordinate the development and deployment of intelligent transportation systems in the United States.

Kansas Non Profit Association The KNPA offers information, services, support and encouragement to nonprofits in Kansas, as well as a voice in the National Council of Nonprofit Associations. You can apply for membership if you wish through KNPA's web site.

Kansas Public Transit Association Works to promote public transportation in Kansas to foster sound management of public transportation and to encourage the exchange of ideas.

Mid-America Congress on Aging A professional membership organization working to meet the needs of older adults in Mid-America.

National Association of Areas on Aging Advocacy site for aging and agencies that support the elderly.

National Association of Counties There are 3,066 counties in the United States. Counties vary greatly in size and population. They range in area from 67 square kilometers (Arlington County, Va.) to 227,559 square kilometers (North Slope Borough, Alaska). The population of counties varies from Loving County, Texas, with 140 residents to Los Angeles County, California, which is home to 9.2 million people.

National Association of Development Organizations The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) provides training, information and representation for regional development organizations in small metropolitan and rural America. The association, a public interest group founded in 1967, is the largest and leading advocate for a regional approach to community, economic and rural development and provides a network for its members to share ideas and innovations.

National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services was established in 1968. The membership represents all 50 states and several U.S. territories. The purpose of the association is to provide leadership, assistance and motivation to the Nation's school transportation and industry with the coal of providing sage, efficient, economical, and high-quality transportation to school children on their trips to and from school and school-relatied activites.

National Associtation of State Medicaid Directors Founded in 1930, APHSA is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization of individuals and agencies concerned with human services. Our members include all state and many territorial human service agencies, more than 1,200 local agencies, and several thousand individuals who work in or otherwise have an interest in human service programs.

National Association of State Units on Aging The National Association of State Units on Aging was founded in 1964 as a national non-profit membership organization comprised of the 57 state and territorial government agencies on aging. The mission of the Association is to advance social, health, and economic policies responsive to the needs of a diverse aging population and to enhance the capacity of its membership to promote the rights, dignity and independence of, and expand opportunities and resources for, current and future generations of older persons, adults with disabilities and their families. NASUA is the articulating force at the national level through which the state agencies on aging join together to promote social policy in the public and private sectors responsive to the challenges and opportunities of an aging America.

National Association of Town and Townships NATaT seeks flexible and alternative approaches to federal policies to ensure that small communities can meet federal requirements. As part of these efforts, NATaT advocates the use of set-asides, technical assistance and other affirmative steps to address the inherent disadvantages that small governments face in our present intergovernmental system. Typical of these efforts was NATaT’s key role in the passage of regulatory reforms by Congress aimed at reducing the burden of regulations on small local governments. NATaT has also successfully sought congressional appropriations for the Environmental Protection Agency specifically for small community outreach.

National Association of Workforce Boards NAWB represents business-led Workforce Boards that plan and oversee state and local workforce development and job training programs. Our members are volunteers working in their communities to create a more highly skilled workforce. Workforce Boards consist of public and private sector members who are leading the way in workforce development so that America can remain competitive in the global marketplace.

National Biodiesel Board The NBB is the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the US. It was founded in 1992 by state soybean commodity groups, who were funding biodiesel research and development programs. Since that time, the NBB has developed into a comprehensive industry association, which coordinates and interacts with a broad range of cooperators including industry, government, and academia. NBB's membership is comprised of state, national, and international feedstock and feedstock processor organizations, biodiesel suppliers, fuel marketers and distributors, and technology providers.

National Caucus and Center on the Black Aged The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged is the only national organization whose major focus is improving life for African American and low income minority elderly. It was founded in 1970 by the late Hobart C. Jackson of Philadelphia, a nursing home professional, who was a well respected champion of the African American elderly. Mr. Jackson and a group of concerned citizens organized The National Caucus on Black Aged to assure that the 1971 White House Conference on Aging would address the particular needs of African American elderly.

National Community Action Foundation Advocates for the nation's Community Action Agencies and the low-income Americans they serve.

National Conference of State Legislatures

National Conference on the Aging NCOA is the nation's first association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons.

National Congress of American Indians Indian Nations are sovereign governments, recognized in the U.S. Constitution and hundreds of treaties with the U.S. President. Today, tribal governments provide a broad range of governmental services on tribal lands throughout the U.S., including law enforcement, environmental protection, emergency response, education, health care, and basic infrastructure.

National Governors' Association

National Head Start Association The National Head Start Association is a private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families. It represents more than 900,000 children, 190,000 staff and 2,500 Head Start programs in the United States. The Association provides support for the entire Head Start community by advocating for policies that strengthen services to Head Start children and their families; by providing extensive training and professional development to Head Start staff; and by developing and disseminating research, information, and resources that enrich Head Start program delivery.

National Indian Council on Aging Formed by a group of tribal chairmen in 1976, the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) has served as the nation’s foremost nonprofit advocate for the nation’s (est.) 296,000 American Indian and Alaska Native elders. NICOA strives to better the lives of the nation's indigenous seniors through advocacy, employment training, dissemination of information, and data support.

National League of Cities The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.

National Organization on Disability The mission of the National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. By raising disability awareness through programs and information, together we can work toward closing the participation gaps.

Northeast Passenger Transportation Association NEPTA is an association of passenger transportation professionals - in the public and private sectors.

National Rural Health Association The National Rural Health Association is a national membership organization, whose mission is to improve the health and health care of rural Americans and to provide leadership on rural issues through advocacy, communications, education and research.

National Rural Housing Coalition In 1969, a group of concerned rural community activists, public officials, and non-profit developers formed the National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC) to fight for better housing and community facilities for low-income rural people. Today, NRHC is still on the job in the nation's capital promoting and defending the principle that rural people have the right, regardless of income, to a decent place to live or an affordable home, clean drinking water, and basic community services.

National Safety Council The National Safety Council, founded in 1913 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1953, is the nation's leading advocate for safety and health. Our mission is "to educate and influence society to adopt safety, health and environmental policies, practices and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable causes."

National School Transportation Association The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) was founded in 1964 by school bus contractors to "promote and foster the highest degree of safety in the transportation of school children." NSTA works with Federal and state legislatures, Federal agencies, the public sector, and other interested parties to bring about industry-wide improvements in all areas of pupil transportation.

National Transit Institute

National Trust for Historic Preservation For more than 50 years, the National Trust has been helping Americans protect the irreplaceable. A private nonprofit organization with more than 200,000 members, the National Trust is the leader of the vigorous preservation movement that is saving the best of the country's past for the future.

National Urban League The Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.

Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition The Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (NGVC) is a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing, sustainable and profitable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or hydrogen. The NGVC represents more than 180 companies interested in the promotion and use of natural gas and hydrogen as transportation fuels, including: engine, vehicle and equipment manufacturers fleet operators and service providers natural gas companies and environmental groups and government organizations.

Project ACTION - Easter Seals Congress originally commissioned Easter Seals Project ACTION in 1988 as a research and demonstration project to improve access to public transportation for people with disabilities. With the passage of the ADA two years later, our goals expanded to help transportation operators implement the law's transportation provisions.

Public/Private Ventures

Rural Community Assistance Program

SouthWest Transit Association SWTA is a regional transit association representing AZ, AR, KS, LA, NM, OK, & TX. SWTA assists its members in maintaining and improving their ability to provide quality public transportation services.

Surface Transportation Policy Project The goal of The Surface Transportation Policy Project is to ensure that transportation policy and investments help conserve energy, protect environmental and aesthetic quality, strengthen the economy, promote social equity, and make communities more livable. We emphasize the needs of people, rather than vehicles, in assuring access to jobs, services, and recreational opportunities.

Transit Cooperative Research Program Disseminating those valuable TCRP reports -- you can order them but not download them. Look for some of this infomation on CTAA On-Line as well.

Transport Workers Union of America The Transport Workers Union of America was founded in 1934 as an industrial union dedicated to the promise that an organization built on trust and equality for all workers cannot be denied. Our motto is "United-Invincible."

United Motorcoach Association The United Motorcoach Association ("UMA") is North America's largest association of professional bus and motorcoach companies. Founded in 1971 as the United Bus Owners of America, UMA's membership now includes over 875 motorcoach companies. Another 215 motorcoach manufacturers, suppliers and related businesses are currently "Associate" members of UMA.

United States Conference of Mayors

United Way of America United Way of America is the national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement in making measurable impact in every community across America. The United Way movement includes approximately 1,400 community-based United Way organizations. Each is independent, separately incorporated, and governed by local volunteers.

The Urban Institute The Urban Institute measures effects, compares options, shows which stakeholders get the most and least, tests conventional wisdom, reveals trends, and makes costs, benefits, and risks explicit.

Welfare Information Network The Information for Decision Making (IFDM) website is a comprehensive, Internet clearinghouse designed to assist policy makers, researchers, program administrators and others interested in topics related to improving results for children, families, and communities, and in effective program management and governance.

Welfare to Work Partnership The Welfare to Work Partnership helps businesses identify and capitalize on hiring, retention and career advancement strategies outside of the corporate mainstream in an ever-changing workforce landscape.

Women's Transportation Seminar Women's Transportation Seminar is dedicated to excellence in transportation through the achievement and success of women.

World Institute on Disability Since its founding in 1983 by Ed Roberts, Judy Heumann and Joan Leon, WID has earned a reputation for high quality research and public education on a wide range of issues.

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Families USA Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

Grayhound Lines, Inc.

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