Apr
26
Mon
Enhancing Your Transit Asset Management Program with Lifecycle Management
Apr 26 – Apr 29 all-day

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The purpose of the “Enhancing your Transit Asset Management (TAM) Program with Lifecycle Management” course is to help transit agencies mature their TAM programs, to go beyond the minimum TAM rule requirements, and incorporate lifecycle analysis to manage risk, minimize costs, and maximize the performance of assets. Course participants will learn effective practices for incorporating lifecycle management into their TAM programs and will apply their knowledge of TAM to various activities to reinforce their learning.

 

PASS TRAIN THE TRAINER CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP
Apr 26 – Apr 29 all-day

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The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and the Cherokee County Area Transportation Services (CATS) present Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) Train the Trainer Certification Workshop held in Canton, Ga.

Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) Trainer Certification Program ensures that community transportation trainers have current expertise in passenger assistance, techniques, sensitivity skills, bus evacuation knowledge and skills in order to train drivers to serve persons with disabilities.

 

Apr
27
Tue
Crisis Communications for Transit Managers
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

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In this course, participants will develop the skills needed to communicate essential information to customers, stakeholders and employees during critical incidents faced by a transit agency.

 

Agency-wide planning and training are essential. But having detailed communications plans for every possible situation isn’t realistic. This session will present the essentials of an effective crisis communications plan that can be scaled to most any agency size or crisis scenario. The presenter is a veteran transit communicator and former reporter who has worked through pandemics, transit service disruptions, fatalities, leadership controversies and active shooters.

 

Objectives:

 

Following the completion of this course you will be able to:

 

  • Identify and prepare the communication elements of an effective transit agency crisis management plan
  • Communicate effectively with customers, employees, stakeholders, and the media during a crisis
  • Prepare and coach spokespersons, executives, board members, and subject matter experts for interviews and public presentations?
  • Develop success measures to determine the effectiveness of the communication

 

Apr
29
Thu
PTASP Webinar: Carrying Out the Annual ASP Review
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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This webinar will provide transit agencies and States with sample approaches to planning and carrying out an annual ASP review. Guest transit agency speakers will share their experiences and answer questions from participants.

 

Apr
30
Fri
TransitPAC Golf Tournament presented by Routematch
Apr 30 all-day

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Enter your team now for the inaugural TransitPAC Golf Tournament presented by Routematch.

The Tournament is Friday, April 30, 2021 on the West Course of the Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City. Registration starts at 8:00 am with Opening Ceremonies and a shotgun start at 9:00 am. The Awards Presentation will be held immediately following the Tournament.

The all inclusive team entry fee is $1,000 for three players. This includes all food and beverage (breakfast, lunch, snacks and all alcoholic and non-alcohollic beverages during play), goodie bags, range tokens, green and cart fees, and all on course activities. You and your guests will not need to pay for anything on Tournament day — everything is incuded in the entry fee.  Each team will be assigned a fourth player from a list of special guests that will included elected and appointed officials.

All inclusive indiviudal entry fees are $350 and those players will be grouped to create teams of three with the fourth player coming from the list of special guests. This includes all food and beverage (breakfast, lunch, snacks and all alcoholic and non-alcohollic beverages during play), goodie bags, range tokens, green and cart fees, and all on course activities. You will not need to pay for anything on Tournament day — everything is incuded in the entry fee.

 

May
4
Tue
Assault Awareness and Prevention for Transit Operators (Train-the-Trainer)
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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The virtual Assault Awareness and Prevention for Transit Operators (Train-the-Trainer) course will provide transit agency instructional staff with the support necessary to deliver the Assault Awareness and Prevention course within their agencies. Each registered participant will receive an electronic instructor package that will include an instructor guide, course slides, instructor notes, and the participant workbook.

Train-the-Trainer course participants review the direct delivery course curriculum and discuss strategies to utilize NTI course materials and activities to deliver in-house training. When delivered to staff at your agency, the goal of Assault Awareness and Prevention for Transit Operators is to provide transit bus operators the knowledge and skills needed to reduce the likelihood of assault incidents during revenue service. Prevention methods covered include: defining assault, discussing the types of incidents that could be considered assault, and recognizing key vulnerability factors. Prevention strategies focus on communication and response skills, and the value of reporting incidents. The training also includes information on the importance of seeking assistance to recover from assault incidents.

 

Calculating, Documenting, and Charging Operating Expenses Webinar #2
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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The Calculating, Documenting, and Charging Operating Expenses Webinar will:
•	Discuss eligible operating expenses
•	Explain how to calculate FTA operating assistance
•	Examine appropriate documentation of operating expenses and Electronic Clearing House (ECHO) draws
•	Describe recommended actions if an error is made in calculating operating assistance.

 

State DOT Online Roundtable
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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On May 4, 2021 at 2:00pm ET, AASHTO’s Council on Public Transportation and Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) and the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) are jointly hosting an hour-long, online peer exchange for members. This peer exchange is called the State DOT Roundtable with CTAA and will be moderated by Charles Carr, Research Subcommittee Chair; Mississippi DOT.

 

More Mobility, Stronger Connections: Using Transactional Data Specifications Webinar – Part 1
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Join NADTC and AARP’s Public Policy Institute in the first of a 2-part series on Transactional Data Specifications (TDS).

Demand-response transportation (DRT) often fills the gaps in transportation for those who cannot drive.  DRT is typically door-to-door service and can include Dial-a-Ride, ADA complementary paratransit, volunteer driver programs, or even taxis and ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. For the customer, scheduling on one or many of these options can be difficult.  That’s where TDS comes in.

 

May
5
Wed
PASS Virtual Train-the-Trainer Course
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) present Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) Train-the-Trainer Virtual Certification. This is also valid for PASS Trainer Recertification.

The Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) Trainer Certification Program ensures that community transportation trainers have current expertise in passenger assistance, techniques, sensitivity skills, hands-on wheelchair securement and lift operations, bus evacuation knowledge and skills in order to train drivers to serve persons with disability.