Jun
3
Mon
Procurement Series I – Orientation to Transit Procurement @ Boston MA
Jun 3 – Jun 7 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.

Transit Academy 2019
Jun 3 – Jun 7 all-day

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Transit Academy

National Transit Institute

Description:
The Transit Academy is a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes study of a major transit system. It is designed to provide those new to transit with an in-depth understanding of the scope of responsibilities, variety of skills and range of activities that work together in delivering safe and efficient transit service. The academy is presented using lectures, demonstrations, hands-on activities and facility tours. Key transit agency personnel serve as instructors ready to share their knowledge and experience – you’ll learn from those who do the work. The program covers the broad range of responsibilities and functions found in a major transit system – literally transforming the entire organization into a learning laboratory.
Audience:
This four and a half day academy program is intended for professionals and decision-makers new to the transit industry and those who can benefit from an in-depth exposure to transit and its people.
Objectives:
• See firsthand what is required to operate a transit agency
• Understand how the many functions winthin an agency work together to deliver transit service
• Participate in briefings and discussions, led by transit leaders, about critical issues affecting transit
• Learn how public policy decisions affect the functioning and needs of a transit agency
• Hands on experience visiting bus, train or light rail operations facilities and control centers
• Touring bus/train/light rail maintenance facilities
• Visit major multimodal interchange points
• Gain First Hand Experience By: Interacting with key agency staff in informal discussions throughout the program
• Riding the transit system to gain valuable insight relating to routes and schedules

Length:
4.5 days

Fee:
• $450.00 for Consulting, Contractor, Emergency Management, Federal (USA only), Local (USA only), Non-Profit (USA only), Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other, Transit (USA only), State (USA only).

CEUs: 3.17

Telephone:
848.932.6592

Email:
gstern@nti.rutgers.edu

Jun
4
Tue
ITS America Annual Meeting
Jun 4 – Jun 7 all-day

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ITS America’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. will highlight seamless mobility around the movement of people, data and freight.  Innovative business models can flourish in the new age of mobility. Be a part of the conversation that will shape an environment for safe deployment of connected and automated mobility.

Jun
9
Sun
International Conference on Transportation & Development
Jun 9 – Jun 12 all-day

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ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2019) is organized by the Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) of ASCE to facilitate exchange of information, knowledge, and best practices among transportation and development practitioners and researchers, public infrastructure owners, policymakers, government engineers and planners, operations managers and leading academics from around the world.

UITP’s Global Transportation Summit and EXPO
Jun 9 – Jun 12 all-day

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With almost 130 years of history behind it, the UITP Global Public Transport Summit proudly remains the world’s biggest event dedicated to sustainable mobility.

Covering all urban and regional transport modes across the globe, the Summit combines a diverse programme of leading Congress sessionsand an outstanding Exhibition full of the latest innovations, solutions and products.

The Congress sessions are an unmissable occasion to debate and explore the strategic vision and business activities of an evolving sector for

  • Transport ministers
  • Mayors
  • Operators, authorities, industry CEOs
  • Urban visionaries
  • Public transport entrepreneurs
  • Operations and network managers
  • ITS experts
  • Business developers
  • Middle managers involved in marketing, finance, IT

This unique event is also designed to provide strategic opportunities to network and develop new partnerships, investments and innovative projects.

 

Jun
10
Mon
What is the Positive Culture Framework for Improving Health and Safety?
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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This webinar will provide an overview of the Positive Culture Framework, a way of organizing efforts to improve health and safety. We’ll begin by discussing how aspects of our culture impact the behaviors we’re addressing and how working across the social ecology can transform our approach and sustain our efforts. We will introduce the Positive Culture Framework and discuss how it takes an appreciative approach and seeks to grow the positive aspects of our culture in an effort to improve health and safety and reduce risky behaviors. The Framework provides a 7-step process (the what) for engaging in this work, key skills to increase effectiveness (the how), and the context (the where) we will do the work. Please join us and learn more about this effective approach to transforming the communities and organizations you serve.
Agenda
  1. Culture and its Impact on Behavior
  2. Working Across the Social Ecology to Transform our Approach
  3. The Positive Culture Framework 7-Step Process
  4. Key Skills to Increase Effectiveness
Speakers
Katie Dively, M.S., CHES
Jay Otto, M.S.
Cost
Free

 

Sen. Rob Standridge Town Hall Meeting on HB1365
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
11
Tue
Advancing Mobility Management
Jun 11 – Jun 12 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

Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Eligibility
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all-day

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Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Eligibility

National Transit Institute

Description:
The course begins with a review of ADA paratransit criteria and then reviews ADA paratransit eligibility requirements. The two-day session presents more detailed information about alternative eligibility determination processes, with a focus on in-person interview and assessment options. It also addresses “difficult” determination issues and presents options for trip-by-trip eligibility determinations.

Topics:

  • Overview of ADA Paratransit Eligibility
  • Eligibility Considerations
  • Alternative Eligibility Determination Process and Materials
  • Model In-Person Interview/Assessment Process Developed by Easter Seals Project ACTION
  • Making Eligibility Determinations
  • Travel Training and Paratransit-To Fixed-Route Feeder Service Considerations
  • Interview Techniques
  • Implementing Trip-by-Trip Eligibility
  • Appeals of Eligibility Determinations: Essential Elements and Alternative Processes

Audience:
The comprehensive course is intended for people who are interested in learning about several in-person interview/assessment tools and approaches to apply them in their systems.

Length:
2.0 Day(s)

Fee:

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

CEUs: 1.40

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

Managing Community Mobility
Jun 11 – Jun 12 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