Apr
1
Mon
Procurement Series I – Orientation to Transit Procurement @ Kansas City Missouri
Apr 1 – Apr 5 all-day

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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.

Apr
2
Tue
14th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference
Apr 2 – Apr 4 all-day
Apr
3
Wed
Best Practices: Real-Time Information
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Learn how to implement an accurate real-time information system in this webinar.

Accuracy is key to how real-time information is collected and delivered to passengers. Join Mass Transit magazine for our next Virtual Roundtable Webinar: Best Practices in Real-Time Information.

Programs to Support the Deployment of the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that discusses the development of the electric vehicle network. Electrification of the vehicle fleet will be a major change to the transportation sector. This may have a significant effect on the environment with a reduction in vehicle emissions.

The presenters will discuss the programs and funding sources that are supporting the deployment of electric vehicle infrastructure. Several programs, such as the Federal Highway Administration’s Alternative Fuels Corridor program, support the development of alternative fuel sources and electric charging stations. Presenters will also discuss public partnership agreements and their role in facilitating this transition. The material in this webinar supplements other webinars focusing on electric vehicle deployment including the Straight to Recording series on the Alternative Fuels Corridor Program and the April 25, 2018, TRB Webinar: Technology Changes Influencing the Decline of Vehicle Emissions.

Apr
7
Sun
APTA National Light Rail & Streetcar Conference @ Hyatt Regency
Apr 7 – Apr 9 all-day

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The 2019 14th National Light Rail & Streetcar Conference, co-sponsored by APTA and TRB, is scheduled for April 7-9, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency, Two Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

About This Conference

Sessions showcase the positive results experienced in metropolitan areas that have embraced light rail and streetcar and explore new ways to plan, design, construct, maintain, and operate light rail and streetcar systems.

Who Should Attend: all light rail and streetcar system personnel, including supervisors and managers), system planners, board members, policymakers, government agencies, suppliers, consultants, and contractors.

 

 

 

Apr
8
Mon
Introduction to Transit Asset Management for Tier I Agencies
Apr 8 – Apr 10 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

Paratransit Management & Operations
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day

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Paratransit Management and Operations

National Transit Institute

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
Procurement Series I – Orientation to Transit Procurement @ Flint Michigan
Apr 8 – Apr 12 all-day

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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.

Apr
10
Wed
Managing Community Mobility
Apr 10 – Apr 11 all-day

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Managing Community Mobility

National Transit Institute

Description:
The customer base for transportation services has expanded greatly. Due to demographic shifts, changing job markets, environmental concerns, increasing pressure to find alternatives to the single-occupancy vehicle, and suburban/exurban land use patterns, the transportation needs of the population are changing and increasing.

Characteristics of travelers today include people with disabilities as well as low-income individuals. These groups are interested in using more independent modes of transportation services as well as improving the current system. Transportation services are sometimes fragmented and/or duplicative, creating inefficiencies for customers and extra costs for programs needing transportation. Additionally, transit services may stop at jurisdictional lines and not connect with other modes or jurisdictions.

Mobility, human service, and transportation professionals struggle to create ride options to meet the needs of these disparate consumer groups. It is time to put the pieces of this puzzle together to make a seamless transit network for those who need it. Mobility management strategies address this need in an inclusive and non-threatening manor for both human service and public transit as well as the automobile industry.

This course will examine creative approaches to resolving fragmented and/or duplicative transportation systems to create a more seamless and cost-efficient network with a customer-focused mindset.

Audience:
Human service professionals, transit providers, transit agency staff and Board members, brokerage firm personnel, workforce professionals, state agency staff, planners, MPOs, TMAs, Council of Governments, and transit managers who coordinate mobility for all people.

Objectives:

  • Introduce the concept of mobility management and its application to transportation operations at the community level.
  • Identify funding resources available for implementing and operating mobility management programs.
  • Describe how to develop the Coordinated Public Transit and Human Service Transportation Plan Coordinated Plan.
  • Identify the necessary tools and resources to effectively implement a mobility management program.
  • Present case studies of successful mobility management models.
  • Discuss the skills of a mobility manager.

Goals:
The goal of this course is to help mobility, human service, and transit professionals examine creative approaches to resolve fragmented and/or duplicative transportation systems in order to create a more seamless and cost-efficient network with a customer-focused mindset.

Length:
2 days

Fee:

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

CEU’s: 1.40

Myrna Sirleaf

msirleaf@nti.rutgers.edu
Apr
13
Sat
APTA Transit CEOs Seminar @ JW Marriott
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day