Jun
17
Mon
Title VI and Public Transit
Jun 17 – Jun 18 all-day

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Title VI and Public Transit

National Transit Institute

Description:

 

This course will help practitioners appreciate the importance of transit equity considerations during the day-to-day life of transit planning, management, and operations. It is designed to provide accurate information on a variety of equity considerations an agency is exposed to on a daily basis.

Audience:
Regional/Metropolitan Planning Organization, State Department of Transportation, and transit agency staff.

Objectives:
Understand the historical background of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the environmental justice movement; understand the Federal Laws, and regulations and guidance of Title VI, environmental justice, NEPA and LEP; and receive resources to address these requirements.

Goals:

  • Use this course, subsequent case studies, and exercises as planning tools to identify potential impacts of proposed actions on low-income and minority populations, as well as other disadvantaged groups (e.g., elderly, disabled, youth).
  • Understand how equity issues in transportation planning and operations will lead to better service, planning, and delivery.
  • Apply course content to help ensure equitable distribution of public transportation resources; thus, public transportation providers and users will benefit.

Length: 2 days

Fee:

  • $600.00 for Consulting, Contractor, Non-Profit (USA only), Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other.
  • Free for all others.

CEUs: 1.20

Program Coordinator: Myrna Sirleaf

Email: msirleaf@nti.rutgers.edu

Jun
24
Mon
Procurement II: Risk Assessment and Basic Cost or Price Analysis
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day

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Procurement Series II – Risk Assessment and Basic Cost or Price Analysis


Jun
25
Tue
Public Involvement in Transportation Decision-Making
Jun 25 – Jun 27 all-day

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Description:

Public Involvement is much more than posting notices and holding public hearings. Public participation involves creative thinking, with willingness and ability to interact openly to the public’s preferred forms of communication. It is about being sensitive to disparate needs and conflicting priorities. It is about giving the public an opportunity to influence transportation decision-making. This course walks the talk by employing public involvement techniques as the means of conveying the key learning outcomes. It is a joint effort among FTA’s Office of Planning, NTI, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Planning, and the National Highway Institute (NHI) and was recently updated to reflect changes in the Federal Transportation reauthorization.

This course does not focus on the NEPA process, but on more general strategies and tools of engaging the public.

Audience:

Transit operators, metropolitan planning organization personnel, federal, state, local transportation agency staff, consultants, and others who are responsible for planning, implementing, or participating in any phase of the public involvement process.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify public involvement challenges
  • Describe U.S. DOT transportation decision-making processes, including those that trigger the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Describe the relationship between public involvement and decision-making
  • Develop a public involvement plan with stakeholder assistance that includes attention to non-traditional populations as an evaluation component
  • Describe interest-based problem solving and their underlying values
  • Identify ways to enhance public involvement plans
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: 2.00

Contact:

Barbara Van Dyke
bvandyke@nti.rutgers.edu

Jul
9
Tue
OTA Tribal Task Force Meeting
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

3rd Quarter Tribal Task Force Meeting
Tue, Jul 9, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT

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Access Code: 439-370-589

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OTA Urban/Suburban/Small Urban Task Force Meeting
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

3rd Quarter Urban/Suburban/Small Urban Task Force Meeting
Tue, Jul 9, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

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OTA Rural Task Force Meeting
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

3rd Quarter Rural Task Force Meeting
Tue, Jul 9, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT

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Access Code: 376-740-205

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OTA Associate Member Task Force Meeting
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

3rd Quarter Associate Vendor Task Force Meeting
Tue, Jul 9, 2019 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

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Access Code: 479-075-525

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OTA 5310 Task Force Meeting
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3rd Quarter 5310 Task Force Meeting
Tue, Jul 9, 2019 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

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Access Code: 781-612-229

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Jul
11
Thu
July OTA Finance & Administration Committee Meeting
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

July OTA Finance & Administration Committee Meeting
Thu, Jul 11, 2019 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CDT

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Access Code: 785-137-429

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Jul
16
Tue
Transportation Planning Process
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day

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Participants taking the Transportation Planning Process course receive an overview of the metropolitan and statewide transportation planning process, underscoring its relationship to informed decision-making and the required planning process. This course expands knowledge of transportation planning practice fundamentals and the ability to convey the relationship of these principles to the Federal planning program requirements. Participants gain knowledge and understanding of planning practice fundamentals through the use of engaging interactive activities.

This instructor-led training combines the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Course from the National Transit Institute (NTI) and NHI with NTI’s State and Metropolitan Transportation Programming Courses to reflect the current laws, regulations and issues relevant to the transportation planning process. This consolidated course titled is jointly developed by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in concert with their respective training branches NTI and NHI.

Please NOTE: the following 4-hour Basics of Transportation Planning web-based training (WBT) is a prerequisite and should be taken prior to participating in this instructor-led course. 

Audience:

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Regional Planning Organizations or affected nonmetropolitan transportation officials with responsibility for transportation planning, State Departments of Transportation Planning, Transportation Planning, Programming, or Project Development staff working or participating in the Statewide or Metropolitan Transportation Planning process, Transit Agencies and/or Providers, Federal Transit Administration, and Federal Highway Administration.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the legislative requirements for States and MPOs to conduct the transportation planning process.
  • Describe the content and purpose of statewide and metropolitan transportation plans and programs.
  • Identify the steps and activities in a performance-based approach to planning and programming supported by public engagement and intergovernmental cooperation.
  • Explain the relationship between the transportation planning process and other community planning processes.
  • Identify participants and their roles and responsibilities in planning.
  • Differentiate appropriate levels of consultation, cooperation, and engagement among stakeholders and the public.

Length: 2 days