Jan
7
Mon
Procurement I – Orientation to Transit Procurement
Jan 7 – Jan 11 all-day

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Procurement Series I – Orientation to Transit Procurement

National Transit Institute

Description:
The first of a four-part series *, this four-day foundational course is an overview of transit procurement and emphasizes “best practices” for contract procurements by FTA grantees. This revised procurement course will focus on good procurement business practices and policies from a broader industry perspective. The course introduces minimum standards for individual agency practices as described in the FTA Circular 4220.1F, and the Master Agreement and provides participants with a framework for examining basic issues pertaining to third-party contracting. This training covers the roles and responsibilities of contracting parties and will explore opportunities for teaming/partnering internally and with transit suppliers. Specific problem areas that may emerge during the procurement process will be identified and addressed. The Best Practices Procurement Manual and Circular 4220.1F are referenced throughout the course. This course is conducted utilizing exercises, case studies, and other interactive training activities.

* It is highly recommended that the four procurement courses be taken in the following order: Orientation to Transit Procurement, Risk Assessment and Basic Cost or Price Analysis, RFP’s and Competitive Contract Negotiations, and Contract Administration.

Topics:
Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Procurement “Best Practices”
  • Teaming and Partnering
  • Organization of the Procurement Function
  • Functions and Principles of Procurement
  • Acquisition Planning
  • Option Year, Piggy-backing, and Cross-Border Leasing
  • Writing Specifications and Statements of Work
  • General Contract Provisions
  • Procurement Integrity
  • Debriefing and Protests
  • FTA’s Role in the Procurement Process

Audience:
This course is for those currently engaged in procurement for federal-funded transit agencies, contract administrators, project managers, procurement and contracting personnel wishing to improve their skills, transit suppliers, and FTA regional staff who review third-party contracting. Transit suppliers are encouraged to attend in order to understand the agency procurement function more thoroughly.

Length:
4 days

Fee:

$0 for Transit Agencies, Federal Government, MPOs and State DOTs

$600 for Consultants, Contractors, Non-profits – USA Only

$600 for Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency

CEUs: 2.60

Ginny Stern
gstern@nti.rutgers.edu

OTA Finance & Administration Committee Meeting
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

OTA Finance & Administration Committee January Meeting
Mon, Jan 7, 2019 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 745-924-205

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Jan
9
Wed
PASS Train the Trainer
Jan 9 – Jan 11 all-day
PASS Train the Trainer
Jan 9 – Jan 11 all-day
Jan
10
Thu
TAM Implementation for Tier II Providers and Sponsors
Jan 10 all-day

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Description:         

This course provides an overview of and implementation guidance for Tier II providers intending to comply with the Transit Asset Management (TAM) Final Rule (49 CFR 625). Tier II providers are defined as federal transit funding recipients that own, operate, or manage one hundred or fewer vehicles in revenue service during peak regular service across all non-rail fixed route modes or in any one non-fixed route mode, subrecipients under the 5311 Rural Area Formula Program, or any American Indian tribe. The course is intended to outline the requirements, underlying TAM principles, improve transit asset management understanding and practices among smaller providers, and provide support to Tier II parties charged with implementation of the asset management requirements, including: Group TAM Plan Sponsors, such as State Departments of Transportation or Metropolitan Planning Organizations; subrecipients with more than one hundred vehicles in bus only revenue service; and subrecipients with one hundred or fewer vehicles in revenue service that have chosen to opt-out of a Group TAM Plan.

Audience:

This course is directed at mid- and senior-level managers from TAM Plan sponsoring agencies (Group Plan Sponsors and Group Plan Opt-outs), who will be responsible for the implementation of the TAM Final Rule within their agencies.

Objectives:

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

•    Gain a common understanding of transit asset management and what it means for Small Providers
•    Understand the requirements of the Final Rule on Transit Asset Management (49 CFR 625) for Tier II providers
•    Understand the benefits of a transit asset management plan and how it can be used to improve decision-making regarding the management of assets throughout their lifecycle
•    Understand how to develop a transit asset management plan and how to use the plan template (https://www.transit.dot.gov/research-innovation/asset-management-guide-small-providers-template-fta-report-no0092) to support their process
Length:
5 Hours

Fee: Free

 

CEUs: 0.50

 

Contact:

 

Myrna Sirleaf

msirleaf@nti.rutgers.edu

Jan
13
Sun
Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
Jan 13 – Jan 17 all-day

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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting will be held January 13–17, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world.

The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2019 meeting: Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future.

Jan
14
Mon
PASS Train the Trainer
Jan 14 – Jan 16 all-day
Procurement I – Orientation to Transit Procurement
Jan 14 – Jan 18 all-day

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

 

Procurement Series I – Orientation to Transit Procurement

National Transit Institute

Description:
The first of a four-part series *, this four-day foundational course is an overview of transit procurement and emphasizes “best practices” for contract procurements by FTA grantees. This revised procurement course will focus on good procurement business practices and policies from a broader industry perspective. The course introduces minimum standards for individual agency practices as described in the FTA Circular 4220.1F, and the Master Agreement and provides participants with a framework for examining basic issues pertaining to third-party contracting. This training covers the roles and responsibilities of contracting parties and will explore opportunities for teaming/partnering internally and with transit suppliers. Specific problem areas that may emerge during the procurement process will be identified and addressed. The Best Practices Procurement Manual and Circular 4220.1F are referenced throughout the course. This course is conducted utilizing exercises, case studies, and other interactive training activities.

* It is highly recommended that the four procurement courses be taken in the following order: Orientation to Transit Procurement, Risk Assessment and Basic Cost or Price Analysis, RFP’s and Competitive Contract Negotiations, and Contract Administration.

Topics:
Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Procurement “Best Practices”
  • Teaming and Partnering
  • Organization of the Procurement Function
  • Functions and Principles of Procurement
  • Acquisition Planning
  • Option Year, Piggy-backing, and Cross-Border Leasing
  • Writing Specifications and Statements of Work
  • General Contract Provisions
  • Procurement Integrity
  • Debriefing and Protests
  • FTA’s Role in the Procurement Process

Audience:
This course is for those currently engaged in procurement for federal-funded transit agencies, contract administrators, project managers, procurement and contracting personnel wishing to improve their skills, transit suppliers, and FTA regional staff who review third-party contracting. Transit suppliers are encouraged to attend in order to understand the agency procurement function more thoroughly.

Length:
4 days

Fee:

$0 for Transit Agencies, Federal Government, MPOs and State DOTs

$600 for Consultants, Contractors, Non-profits – USA Only

$600 for Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency

CEUs: 2.60

Ginny Stern
gstern@nti.rutgers.edu

Jan
15
Tue
Introduction to Transit Service Planning
Jan 15 – Jan 17 all-day

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Description:
This course seeks to have participants understand public transit service planning. By the end of the course, participants will be able to undertake conceptual service planning/design and redesign, including routing and scheduling, transit budgeting, and calculating levels of service and capacity.
Note: Participants are encouraged to bring a calculator (or a cell phone with calculator capabilities) to this course.

Audience:
This course is targeted to meet the needs of entry to mid level transit planners looking to gain or refresh their knowledge. It is most appropriate for participants from transit providers and MPOs, but it is also appropriate for federal, state, and local agencies that interact with transit providers.

Course Topics:
1.    Public Transit in the US
2.    Transit’s Operating Environment
3.    Fundamentals of Transit Service and Networks
4.    Route Level Planning and Design Concepts
5.    Developing Service: Measuring Quality of Service
6.    Developing Service: Calculating Capacity
7.    Skills for Planning a Route Level Service Schedule

Length: 3 days

Fee:

$0 for Transit Agencies, Federal Government, MPOs and State DOTs

$450 for Consultants, Contractors, Non-profits – USA Only

$450 for Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency

CEUs: 1.90

Ginny Stern

gstern@nti.rutgers.edu