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.
National Transit Institute
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.
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.
• 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
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.
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.
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
- 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.
Culture and its Impact on Behavior
Working Across the Social Ecology to Transform our Approach
The Positive Culture Framework 7-Step Process
Key Skills to Increase Effectiveness
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
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
- $300.00 for Contractor, Consulting, Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other.
- Free for all others.
Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Eligibility
National Transit Institute
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.
Program Coordinator: Myrna Sirleaf
Managing Community Mobility
National Transit Institute
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.