Jan
6
Mon
Introduction to Transportation Conformity
Jan 6 – Jan 8 all-day

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Description:
The Transportation Conformity course will present basic information about conformity requirements and the relationship of the transportation and air quality planning processes in order to prepare agency staff (federal, state and local) to participate in interagency consultation and work effectively in resolving conformity issues.

Audience:
New staff members as well as more senior staff who may not be familiar with the broad ramifications of the conformity process working in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state departments of transportation (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), state/county/local planning agencies, state and local air quality agencies, transit agencies and consultant firms.

Objectives:

  • To develop a clear understanding of the dynamic relationship between transportation planning and air quality planning in the context of transportation conformity
  • To provide an overview of the transportation planning and project development processes and to show how these processes are linked to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) through the conformity requirements
  • To provide an understanding of the roles and responsibilities in inter-agency coordination and techniques to provide opportunities for public participation in the conformity process

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: 1.80 (NTI will only issue Certificates of Completion to individuals who attend the entire course. Please plan your travel accordingly.)

Program Coordinator:  Barbara Van Dyke

Email: bvandyke@nti.rutgers.edu
 

Procurement I – Orientation to Transit Procurement
Jan 6 – Jan 10 all-day

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Description:
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.

* It is highly recommended that the four procurement courses be taken in the following order: Orientation to Transit Procurement, Risk Assessment and Basic Cost or Price Analysis, RFP’s and Competitive Contract Negotiations, and Contract Administration.

Topics:
Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Procurement “Best Practices”
  • Teaming and Partnering
  • Organization of the Procurement Function
  • Functions and Principles of Procurement
  • Acquisition Planning
  • Option Year, Piggy-backing, and Cross-Border Leasing
  • Writing Specifications and Statements of Work
  • General Contract Provisions
  • Procurement Integrity
  • Debriefing and Protests
  • FTA’s Role in the Procurement Process

Audience:
This course is for those currently engaged in procurement for federal-funded transit agencies, contract administrators, project managers, procurement and contracting personnel wishing to improve their skills, transit suppliers, and FTA regional staff who review third-party contracting. Transit suppliers are encouraged to attend in order to understand the agency procurement function more thoroughly.

Length:
4 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: 2.60

Ginny Stern
gstern@nti.rutgers.edu

 

Jan
7
Tue
Pelivan Transit Ride Along
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jan
8
Wed
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Jan 8 – Jan 10 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

 

Jan
9
Thu
KATS (Wagoner) Ride Along
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jan
10
Fri
KATS (Tahlequah) Ride Along
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jan
11
Sat
TransportationCamp DC 2020
Jan 11 all-day

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Each year, TransportationCamp DC brings together a sell-out crowd of up to 500 thinkers and doers in the fields of transportation and technology. It’s not your traditional conference. In addition to talks and presentations from big names in the field, the heart of TransportationCamp is sessions and activities led by attendees themselves. Held on the Saturday before Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, it is a high-energy, exciting day of presentations, panels, and networking opportunities — all created and led by the diverse changemakers who attend.

Join us for DC’s 9th annual event on Saturday, January 11, 2020. We’ll be returning to Catholic University’s Pryzbyla Center (“the Pryz”). Ticket price includes breakfast and lunch.

 

Jan
12
Sun
Management of Transit Construction Projects
Jan 12 – Jan 14 all-day

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Description:
This course will explore best practices to  Manage Transit Construction Project successfully.  FTA capital construction projects ranging in cost from a few million dollar to billion dollar major capital projects, which all use certain fundamental practices covered during the course.  Federal laws require transit major capital investment projects (>$100 million) to have a Project Management Plan (PMP) approved by the FTA.  The course will explain how the PMP tool can be beneficial on all size capital projects.  The course covers the basics of good project management  and encourages discussion of real world every day  transit construction problems among participants.  Depending on the projects of interest to the class, emphasis will be on either the requirements in the FTA-Project and Construction Management Guidelines or the FTA Construction Project Management Handbook.   Upon completion participants will have a better understanding of what is required to effectively manage a transit construction project.

Topics:

  • Purpose of Project Management Planning
  • Organization
  • Project Management and Control
  • Procurement
  • Public Involvement
  • Managing Risk
  • Managing Design
  • Managing Construction
  • Quality Assurance & Quality Control
  • Managing Testing and Start-up
  • System Operational & Construction Safety

Audience:
Managers,planners and engineers involved in all phases of the management and construction of FTA-Funded projects.  Any recipient of FTA funds who is involved in the planning, design, construction, and post construction phases of major and non-major capital project, will find this course essential to their success.

Length:
3.0 Days

Fee:

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

CEU’s: 2.20

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

TRB Annual Meeting
Jan 12 – Jan 16 all-day

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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting will be held January 12–16, 2020, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world.

The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2020 meeting: A Century of Progress: Foundation for the Future.

Jan
13
Mon
COTS Ride Along
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm