Get on Board day is APTA’s new national awareness and advocacy day aimed at generating awareness of, and increasing support for, public transportation among riders and non-riders, elected officials and stakeholders.
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.
This course provides an overview of transit fare policy, including policy goals and objectives, fare structure, fare collection and emerging fare technologies. Participants will discuss the importance of fare policy, policy tradeoffs, pricing strategies and issues influencing fare decisions. The course will discuss fare equity issues, public communication and outreach strategies and data needs.
Transit managers, CEOs, planners; both small and large systems
This course will:
- Identify key aspects of fare policy
- Define key terms important to fare policy
- Examine issues influencing fare policy decisions
- Examine pricing strategies and payment options
- Describe costs and benefits of fare collection methods
- Examine fare equity issues and data needs
- Discuss communication and outreach methods
Participants will gain an understanding of the key aspects of fare policy, the factors that need to be considered when developing a policy, criteria for evaluating the components of fare policy, and techniques for estimating the impacts of fare policy choices. They will also be able to develop and defend a fare policy.
- $300.00 for Contractor, Consulting, Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other
- Free for all others
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
National Transit Institute
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.
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.
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
Program Coordinator: Myrna Sirleaf
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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
May OTA Board Meeting
Wed, May 29, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
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