This course is a condensed online overview of the concepts that are presented in our classroom course by the same name.  The course provides an overview of the basic concepts, components, and participants in the transportation programming process. Current and best practices will be incorporated into the program. The course covers the metropolitan and statewide programming processes required under the federal transportation planning regulations.

NOTE:  This course was developed prior to the enaction of MAP-21, so participants are encouraged to visit the USDOT website to learn what has changed.


Professional planners and programmers at state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and transit operators and authorities.


  • Improve the programming process by enhancing participants understanding of it
  • Strengthen the multimodal nature of programming by providing insights and tools
  • Enhance communications between diverse agencies by identifying commonality of interests
  • Improve the technical components of the programming process by providing the tools

To Access the Course:

The course is hosted on the website Sakai and all participants will need to register with that website to access the course.

Your username and password for Sakai are not the same as your username and password on the NTI website.

  1. New users will need to create an account.  To do this, you should type your email address in the space for non-Rutgers users registering – just click on this link and look on the bottom right.  If you happen to have a Sakai account from another course, you should also use the link above.
  2. You will be sent an email from with further instructions.  If you do not receive the email, check your spam filter settings.
  3. Returning users may reach the course by clicking on this link.  If you forget your password, click on this link.

This online course is self paced, but past participants have spent 2 to 6 hours on it. You may exit the course and return to it as many times as you would like.


Andrea Dixon