New Technical Assistance Center to Advance Transit Innovation in Rural, Small Urban Areas

In October, FTA selected the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) to manage a new Technical Assistance Center called the National Center for Applied Transit Technology (N-CATT).

N-CATT will deliver expert, focused technical assistance directly to transit agencies and organizations in rural areas and small cities to use or develop transit technologies and innovations that make services more cost-effective and efficient. N-CATT’s work will support FTA’s mission and focus on innovation by developing and supporting transit programs and services in rural and small city America.

FTA solicited proposals under FTA’s Technical Assistance and Workforce Development Program to select an entity to administer N-CATT. FTA intends to fund the Center at up to $1.5 million for the first year and may extend funding for up to five years depending on reauthorization and future appropriations, and decisions and program priorities established by the Secretary of Transportation.

For more information, contact Sheryl Gross-Glaser, N-CATT Director, (202) 386-1669.

National Center for Applied Transit Technology (N-CATT)
FTA Technical Assistance Centers