Reports & Policies

Rules of the Road

No smoking, eating, or drinking on RTA buses.

Customers must wear clothing that appropriately covers your body and undergarments so as not to offend others. Additionally, wearing apparel that has obscene language or gestures or racial, religious, sexual, ethnic or other slurs or comments that are likely to create a disturbance or otherwise disturb the peace of other persons is prohibited.

Customers must use headsets when listening to audio devices.

Customers are asked to refrain from using cell phones while on RTA buses.

No profanity, disruptive, threatening or abusive behavior.

No vandalism of RTA property, including littering.

Do not stick hands, arms, head or objects out of windows.

Keep aisles clear; strollers must be folded and stowed within the seat area.

Do not stand in front of the standee line.

Do not open windows while climate control systems are in use.

Keep feet off seats, and do not take up more than one seat.

Bicycles must be fully functional and able to be secured on the bike rack.

Senior or disabled passengers must show RTA’s reduced fare card to receive the discounted fare.

Customers must vacate designated seating areas for older passengers, riders with disabilities and expecting mothers when requested by RTA operators.

Customers may not carry onto an RTA vehicle any item, which could cause injury or damage to RTA riders or property including firearms, knives or such hazardous materials as gasoline, propane tanks or car batteries.

Customers must maintain personal hygiene so as not to offend fellow patrons.

Ski masks & hoodies must be removed upon boarding the bus.

Financials

Operating and Capital Budget

A presentation of operating and capital budgets through 2020 It includes the Income Statement, Capital Budget, Federal Funding, Projects Highlights, and an Analysis of Reserves. The Budget Presentation reflects the cost of operating a transit system at a time of uncertainty regarding the economy. Economic forecasts are a concern, and a cautious outlook for future years has been reflected in projections for some of the authority’s major revenue sources.

Audited Financial Report

The Authority’s Audited Financial Report was prepared in accordance with Governmental Auditing Standards. The Report includes the Management's Discussion and Analysis, the Statement of Net Assets, the Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Fund Net Assets, the Statement of Cash Flows and the Notes to Financial Statements.

Strategic Plan

Community Report

Organizational Chart

RTA is governed by a nine-member board of trustees that oversees the overall operations of the authority. Paid employees within the agency include an executive director, seven directors, one deputy director, and 10 managers. RTA also employs several supervisors, specialists, and administrative assistants as shown on the Organizational Chart.

Our Core Values

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Community Grants

The RTA is committed to being a community partner in helping promote livable community initiatives. This partnership allows RTA to leverage funds that would otherwise go to other parts of the state or country. At the local level, through the Community Grants Program, the RTA has contributed $2.2 million to 20 communities leveraging additional local match project dollars from 1996 to the present. Through these and other similar projects, the RTA can assure transit planning and community planning remain a key partnership in building livable communities throughout the region.

Originally established in 1996 by the RTA Board of Trustees, the Community Grants Program was established to promote transit-related planning and development in the RTA service area through public/private partnerships and cooperative efforts.

Community Grants assist with transit-related investments above and beyond those which RTA can normally provide, thereby enhancing mobility alternatives for RTA's riders.

The following information provides an overview of the program and outlines requirements for project eligibility.

Eligibility

All jurisdictions within the RTA service area may apply for RTA Community Grants funding. Jurisdictions may also sponsor joint applications with private entities located within their jurisdictional boundaries. Multiple applications may be submitted by a jurisdiction for the same funding year. Projects evaluated as having regional or community significance will also be considered for RTA Community Grants Funding.

Available Funding

RTA will make available Federal 5307 formula funds for the Community Grants program. this funding will support approximately $200,000 in projects. The Community Grants program will provide 80 percent match to a projects's budgeted or actual costs, whichever is smaller. Jurisdictions interested in submitting applications must certify that they will provide a 20 percent local match. Projects must be completed within 12 months of the execution of grant award date to assure RTA's financial commitment to a project.

Program Administration

Each Fall, the RTA will e-mail Community Grants program information to all area jurisdictions. Grant applications are on line and must be received by the RTA by the date specified in the application. The RTA will host a grant workshop to address questions and provide useful information on preparing grant applications. A review committee of the RTA will summarize and evaluate proposed projects based upon program guidelines and criteria. All projects selected for possible funding are subject to the approval of the RTA Board of Trustees prior to contract execution.


Guidelines and Criteria

Applications will be evaluated according to the following policy guidelines and criteria:

Guidelines

1. Must be a transit related capital project.
2. Provides a positive impact in RTA's service area boundaries.
3. Leverages private, nonprofit and/or other government monies.
4. Does not increase RTA's operating costs.
5. Must be completed within 12 months of the execution of a grant award.

Criteria

1. Improves safety and accessibility of transit.
2. Increases transit ridership and/or market effectiveness.
3. Does not increase RTA's operating costs.
4. Enhances mobility of persons.
5. Leverages external funding.
6. Links transit to current or planned major development.
7. Promotes the RTA Hub System Plan.
8. Promotes the RTA Electric Trolley Plan.
9. Encourages Partnerships

Detailed Instruction for filled out application.

For more information on the RTA Community Grants program, please contact the RTA Grants Administrator at 937-425-8362.

Service Standards

Title VI