Jan
28
Tue
Introduction to Transit Asset Management (Tier 1 Agencies)
Jan 28 – Jan 30 all-day

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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

 

Management of Transit Construction Projects
Jan 28 – Jan 30 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

Jan
29
Wed
APTA Business Members Annual Meeting
Jan 29 – Jan 31 all-day
Jan
31
Fri
KATS (McAlester) Ride Along
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Feb
3
Mon
Oklahoma Legislative Session Gavels In
Feb 3 all-day
OTA DC Fly-in
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day
Transit Bus eXchange
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day
Feb
4
Tue
FTA Real Estate Requirements
Feb 4 – Feb 5 all-day

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Description:
The acquisition of real estate and the displacement of persons for an FTA assisted project is regulated by the Uniform Act. FTA has also developed various additional regulatory guidance materials for its real estate activities. The practical application of the law and the other regulatory materials is often confusing for grantees. This course is an introduction to those issues and provides attendees with a hands-on experience for many aspects of the real estate requirements. These include appraisals, appraisal review, negotiation, relocation, and the development of a RAMP and Relocation Plan. Additionally, the course discusses non-Uniform Act issues such as in-kind contributions and donations.

Reference materials for this course are available through this google doc link: goo.gl/q6ZzeT

Audience:
This Real Estate course is intended for grantees that are or will be acquiring right-of-way for their projects and for regional personnel, who have real estate as a collateral duty.

Length:
2.0 Day (s)

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

 

Feb
5
Wed
Advancing Mobility Management
Feb 5 – Feb 6 all-day

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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

Target 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

Fee:

$300.00 for Contractor, Consulting, Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other.

CEUs: 1.40

Contact:

Myrna Sirleaf

msirleaf@nti.rutgers.edu

 

Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Feb 5 – Feb 6 all-day

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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