Jan
30
Wed
PASS Train the Trainer
Jan 30 – Feb 1 all-day
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

Feb
5
Tue
Introduction to Transit Asset Management for Tier I Agencies
Feb 5 – Feb 7 all-day

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Introduction to Transit Asset Management- (Tier I Agencies)

National Transit Institute

Description:
Transit asset management represents a strategic approach to managing transit assets. It focuses on an agency’s business processes for resource allocation and utilization with the objective of better decision-making based upon quality information and well-defined objectives. The key principles of asset management represent a perspective that a transit operator can adopt in looking at its current procedures and seeing how better decisions on assets can be made with better information. This course provides an overview of key principles and best practices of transit asset management, as well as guidance on compliance with federal regulations (49 CFR 625), for Tier I providers.  Tier I providers are defined in 49 CFR 625.5 as federal transit funding recipients that own, operate, or manage either (1) one hundred and one or more vehicles in revenue service during peak regular service across all fixed route modes or in any one non-fixed route mode, or (2) rail transit.

Audience:
This course is directed at junior- and mid-level managers of Tier I providers, who are involved in the day-to-day operation and use of transit assets including rolling stock, guideway, and facilities to perform their duties. The individuals attending this course could be in the operations, maintenance, facilities, infrastructure, capital projects, grants, planning and financial areas. The course may also be of interests to individuals from federal, state, and regional funding agencies, MPOs, and state and regional agencies involved in transit.

Objectives:

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

  • Recognize the benefits of asset management
  • Develop a comprehensive baseline of Asset Management concepts and FTA regulation
  • Advance asset management implementation at participants’ transit agencies
  • Apply requirements of 49 CFR 625

Goals:
The goal of this course is to improve asset management in the transit industry and to increase compliance with the Final Rule on Transit Asset Management (49 CFR 625).

Length:
3.0 days

Fee:

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

CEU’s: 2.0

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

Feb
6
Wed
Quality Assurance & Quality Control
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day

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Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Transit

National Transit Institute

Description:
To provide an overview of the essential components of quality assurance and quality control in transit agencies. This course will also review and expand upon the FTA’s Quality Management System Guidelines and address the various perspectives for quality relative to capital development, transit operations, maintenance, or vehicle acquisition.

Topics:

  • An overview and definition of quality assurance and quality control
  • The benefits of implementing a quality management system
  • The components that comprise a quality management system
  • Strategies to implement quality processes in at least one of the following areas: capital development, operations, management, and vehicle acquisition

Audience:
This course will be offered to current and new transit professionals that engage in federally funded activities. It will be particularly beneficial for grantees, FTA staff, consultants, contractors, and vendors.

Length:
2 days

Fee:

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

CEU’s: 1.40

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

Transit Fare Policy
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day

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Transit Fare Policy

National Transit Institute

Description:

This course provides an overview of transit fare policy, including policy goals and objectives, fare structure, fare collection and emerging fare technologies. Participants will discuss the importance of fare policy, policy tradeoffs, pricing strategies and issues influencing fare decisions. The course will discuss fare equity issues, public communication and outreach strategies and data needs.

Auidence:

Transit managers, CEOs, planners; both small and large systems

Objectives:

This course will:

  • Identify key aspects of fare policy
  • Define key terms important to fare policy
  • Examine issues influencing fare policy decisions
  • Examine pricing strategies and payment options
  • Describe costs and benefits of fare collection methods
  • Examine fare equity issues and data needs
  • Discuss communication and outreach methods

Goals:

Participants will gain an understanding of the key aspects of fare policy, the factors that need to be considered when developing a policy, criteria for evaluating the components of fare policy, and techniques for estimating the impacts of fare policy choices. They will also be able to develop and defend a fare policy.

 

Length:

Two days

Fee:

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

CEU’s: 1.50

Contact:

Myrna Sirleaf

msirleaf@nti.rutgers.edu

National RTAP 101 Webinar Series: Introduction to TCRP
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Feb
11
Mon
Introduction to Transit Service Planning
Feb 11 – Feb 13 all-day

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Introduction to Transit Service Planning

National Transit Institute

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

Feb
13
Wed
OTA Urban/Suburban/Small Urban Task Force Meeting
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Urban/Suburban/Small Urban Task Force Meeting
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

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United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 394-815-517

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OTA Tribal Task Force Meeting
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tribal Task Force Meeting
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

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United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 950-070-533

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OTA Rural Task Force Meeting
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Rural Task Force Meeting
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST

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United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 687-093-229

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