Jan
22
Tue
APTA Business Member Board of Governors Annual Business Meeting​ @ Naples Grande Beach Resort
Jan 22 – Jan 25 all-day
Jan
23
Wed
Public Involvement in Transportation Decisionmaking
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day

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Description:

Public Involvement is much more than posting notices and holding public hearings. Public participation involves creative thinking, with willingness and ability to interact openly to the public’s preferred forms of communication. It is about being sensitive to disparate needs and conflicting priorities. It is about giving the public an opportunity to influence transportation decisionmaking. This course walks the talk by employing public involvement techniques as the means of conveying the key learning outcomes. It is a joint effort among FTA’s Office of Planning, NTI, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Planning, and the National Highway Institute (NHI) and was recently updated to reflect changes in the Federal Transportation reauthorization.

This course does not focus on the NEPA process, but on more general strategies and tools of engaging the public.

Audience:

Transit operators, metropolitan planning organization personnel, federal, state, local transportation agency staff, consultants, and others who are responsible for planning, implementing, or participating in any phase of the public involvement process.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify public involvement challenges
  • Describe U.S. DOT transportation decision-making processes, including those that trigger the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Describe the relationship between public involvement and decisionmaking
  • Develop a public involvement plan with stakeholder assistance that includes attention to non-traditional populations as an evaluation component
  • Describe interest-based problem solving and their underlying values
  • Identify ways to enhance public involvement plans
Length: 3 days
Fee:

  • $650.00 for Contractor, Consulting, Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other, Non-Profit (USA only).
  • Free for all others.

CEUs: 2.00

Contact:

Barbara Van Dyke
bvandyke@nti.rutgers.edu

Jan
28
Mon
A NEW PLAYBOOK FOR SHARED MICROMOBILITY
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Two years ago fleets of dockless scooters and bikes weren’t even within the realm of possibilities. Today, hundreds of cities across the country are grappling with how to manage the latest advances in shared micromobility services.

That’s where this our brand new resource—the Shared Micromobility Playbook—comes in as cities consider how best to manage these services.

Produced with feedback from the 23 cities that participated in our Smart Cities Collaborative, the Playbook is intended to help all cities better understand the variety of policy options at their disposal by exploring the core components of a comprehensive shared micromobility policy.

 

 

Jan
29
Tue
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Jan 29 – Jan 31 all-day

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Description:

Every transit agency receiving funding from FTA must comply with DOT’s DBE regulations. Transit grantees and others involved in the application and the administration of the DBE requirements should have a complete understanding of these requirements and engage in the best practices with regard to encouraging participation by DBE’s.

This training is designed to assist DBE transit agency staff and FTA regional staff with developing and implementing policies and procedures consistent with US DOT’s revised DBE regulations, 49 CFR Part 26, and DOT guidance. This course will provide a basic understanding and working knowledge of the US DOT DBE regulations and DOT guidance. Attendees will be provided with the tools necessary to design and implement a DBE program in their organizations or agencies.

Topics:

  • Federal requirements regarding DBE’s
  • Setting annual DBE goals
  • Accounting for and reporting DBE participation
  • Certification of DBE’s
  • Agency specific DBE requirements
  • FTA’s role in the DBE process
  • Disputes and appeals under the DBE requirements

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: This class is oriented towards Federal Transit Administration grantees and focuses on transit related DBE issues. Non-transit grant recipients and non-transit modal operators may not receive the specific technical assistance related to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DBE issues.

Audience:

DBE Managers, General Managers, Procurement Managers and their staff of state DOT`s, transit agencies, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations and transit vehicle manufacturers.

“FHWA and FAA both provide DBE training opportunities.  To learn more about FHWA and FAA DBE trainings oportunities, please contact FHWA’s or FAA DBe program managers:  www.dot.gov/osdbu/disadvantaged-business-enterprise/state-dbe-liasions-and-certification-officers

Length:
3 days

Fee:

  • $450.00 for Contractor, Consulting, Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other.
  • Free for all others.

CEU’s: 2.00

Program Coordinator: Myrna Sirleaf
Telephone: (848) 932-6040
Email: msirleaf@nti.rutgers.edu

Procurement for Small and Medium Transit Systems
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

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Description:
This course provides an overview of transit procurement, emphasizing “best practices” for contract procurements by small and medium transit systems who are recipients of FTA funding. The course provides participants with a framework for examining basic issues pertaining to third-party contracting and introduces minimum standards for individual agency practices as described in the FTA Circular 4220.1F and other relevant federal guidance documents. Specific problem areas that may emerge during the procurement process will be identified and addressed. Circular 4220.1F is referenced throughout the course.

Objectives:

This workshop will:
•    Highlight FTA procurement requirements
•    Examine the procurement processes
•    Provide an overview of best procurement practice in light of FTA requirements
Audience:

This course is geared toward small and medium transit system administrative staff who are involved with third-party procurement and are recipients of FTA funding. State agency representatives, and FTA regional staff will also benefit from this course.

Attendance is limited to those transit agencies that are in areas less than 50,000 in population and for those transit agencies in areas 50,000 or more that operate less than 50 peak vehicles.

Length:
2 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: 1.40

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Ginny Stern
gstern@nti.rutgers.edu

Jan
30
Wed
Paratransit Management & Operations
Jan 30 – Jan 31 all-day

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Description:
The goal of this course is to teach transit professionals the skills needed to effectively manage and operate paratransit services. Topics include:

  • History of demand response service and where the industry is today
  • The relationship between managing and providing paratransit service
  • Developing policies and procedures for your paratransit department
  • Management functions needed to operate paratransit service, including planning, resource availability, staffing, scheduling, budgeting, and performance evaluation
  • Operating techniques to provide paratransit service, including contracting vs. in-house, brokerages and call center operations, route deviation, taxi supplements, and feeder service
  •  Scheduling techniques that are based on your agency”s resources and local transit environment
  • Controlling costs and billing methods
  • Technology’s role in paratransit service
  • Customer service throughout the paratransit department

The course is facilitated by industry professionals with extensive experience in paratransit service and the ADA.

Audience:
This course is intended for people who manage or operate paratransit services. This is a comprehensive course. The content is geared for people who have experience working with paratransit services.

Length:
2 days

Fee:

  • $300.00 for Contractor, Consulting, Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other.
  • Free for all others.

CEU’s: 1.00

Myrna Sirleaf

msirleaf@nti.rutgers.edu

 

PASS Train the Trainer
Jan 30 – Feb 1 all-day
Transit Bus eXchange (TBX)
Jan 30 @ 1:16 am – Feb 1 @ 2:16 am

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Transit Bus eXchange

Senior/director-level Transit and Paratransit Bus Operators who qualify will receive a full scholarship to attend that includes travel and education.

The Transit Bus eXchange (TBX) is brought to you by METRO magazine, the leader in providing industry insight for the operation of safe, productive and cost-efficient fleets. TBX is designed to connect a distinctive and influential group of public transportation service providers with an equally select group of product and service suppliers for an exchange of information, ideas and solutions.

METRO magazine is committed to proving a unique platform that will open doors to business relationships that fleets and suppliers will continue to draw upon year after year.

Join us at the Transit Bus eXchange — furthering the industry through intelligently designed education and networking for the leaders in public transportation.

TBX is produced by BOBIT BUSINESS MEDIA, the world’s largest fleet publisher. Bobit has served the fleet market for more than 55 years and is the authority on fleet vehicle management. Through a complete mix of media products that deliver news, industry trends and insight to the fleet management market, we reach fleets representing more than 18,000,000 vehicles of all types, including commercial and government fleets, small business fleets, work trucks of all sizes, and heavy duty truck fleets.

Bobit Business Media publishes METRO and School Bus Fleet, along with 9 other fleet print magazines, 14 email newsletters and websites, and produces 19 trade shows, conferences and hosted buyer programs in the fleet market, including BusCon, School Bus eXchange, Work Truck eXchange, Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange.

Travel Behavior Trends: Competing for Mode Loyalty
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Historically, commuters tended to follow the same travel patterns for much of their careers—once a train rider, always a train rider.
Millennials, who now make up the largest group of Americans, are different.
Comfortable with new technologies and following multiple job paths, they seek out a broad variety of travel options for each separate trip, with the aim of traveling as efficiently as possible.
Our experts will discuss what we’re learning from the travel patterns of America’s Millennials, how this is impacting public transit, and what transportation companies must do to win over new generations.
Feb
4
Mon
Advancing Mobility Management
Feb 4 – Feb 5 all-day

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Description:

Many transit agencies are embracing the concept of ‘mobility management’, which is a strategic approach to designing and delivering transportation services that starts and ends with the customer. It begins with a community vision in which the entire transportation network – public transit, private operators, cycling and walking, volunteer drivers, and others – works together with customers, planners, and stakeholders to deliver the transportation options that best meet the community’s needs.

Traditionally, mobility management has focused on meeting the needs of individuals and groups (e.g., people with disabilities, older adults, low-income), in particular by coordinating and improving human services transportation. However, when implemented with a systems perspective, mobility management can move transit agencies away from their roles as fixed-route service operators and toward collaboration with other transportation providers. The idea behind this approach is to create a full range of well integrated mobility services within a community, that meets the needs of all customers better.

This course is designed to help build the capacity of transit professionals to implement and scale up mobility management strategies and initiatives and expose participants to promising practices in the field.  Topics to be addressed include but not limited to:

  • Leading change in your organization and community
  • Articulating a mobility management vision, goals and desired outcomes
  • Building connections among integration partners
  • Tools to assist in partnership development
  • Measuring mobility management success and performance
  • Program and project implementation
  • Communication, outreach and marketing

Audience:

Mobility management professionals with 1-5 years of experience in transportation or mobility-related field and who play a role in implementing mobility management strategies, including: public transit agency professionals; 5310 sub-recipients; human services transportation providers; planning organization professionals; Veterans Administration employees; Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) service providers and others.

Length:  2 days

CEUs: 1.40

Fee:

  • $300.00 for Contractor, Consulting, Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other.
  • Free for all others.

Contact:

Myrna Sirleaf
msirleaf@nti.rutgers.edu