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Massachusetts Rural Transit Assistance Program

About Us

The Massachusetts Rural Transit Assistance Program (MArtap) is a federally funded, state-administered program that offers training, education and technical assistance programs designed to meet the needs of transportation providers in rural and small urban regions of Massachusetts. MArtap is a MassDOT program with the collaboration of the Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities (MARTA) and funded through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), an agency of the U.S Department of Transportation.

MArtap programs focus on rural transportation providers and are offered to all paratransit services - public, private, nonprofit, and private for-profit agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Most programs are offered at no charge, based on funding.

Driver training is available through the RTAP program as well as opportunities for scholarships to conferences, meetings, and other events, along with a mini grant award program to agencies for necessary equipment.

MArtap is pleased to present the following types of assistance targeted at Massachusetts rural and small urban public transit providers:

  • Driver Training: The MArtap training curriculum is offered free of charge throughout the year, and is designed to help rural and small urban transit providers meet all the federal and state certification requirements
  • Helping Hand Mini Grant: Offered yearly to help meet the needs of agencies to help improve their transportation services
  • Training Scholarships: Offered to offset costs associated with the professional development of staff of rural and small urban transit service providers

What's New

New Driver Training classes are being added every week. Make sure you check out the MArtap Training Calendar.

Contact Us

MassDOT Rail and Transit Division
10 Park Plaza, Suite 4160, 
Boston MA 02116

Phone: 877 MArtap1 (627-8271)
Fax: (857) 368-0617

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