Jul
16
Tue
A Jewel in the Rough: Articulating Your Vision for Technology in RFP Form
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Public procurement processes can be challenging, likewise the process for understanding and implementing technology. Combine them in the form of technology RFPs and you have a daunting venture for even the most prepared organization.

This 1 hour webinar will explore the world of technology RFPs and provide a pathway to increases your likelihood of success, from understanding the problem you’re trying to solve all the way through to RFP structure, content, and process. We hope you’ll join us!

Jul
17
Wed
Partnering for Engagement: Accessibility of Public Spaces
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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New technology and emerging trends in transportation pose unique challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities and for any who wish to ensure that our public spaces and transportation networks are available and accessible to all. While autonomous vehicles may offer new opportunities for people with disabilities, they need to be managed properly and developed with people with disabilities in mind to ensure that they’re accessible. While trends like micromobility and mobility as a service offer opportunities for reimagining public space, people with disabilities need to be at the table and part of any decision-making process to be sure that the changing landscape does not exclude them. This webinar will explore human-centered mobility and how it applies specifically to people with disabilities, featuring national experts on accessibility and public space. This webinar assumes a basic knowledge of issues related to walking and walkable communities.

Partnerships Between Transit Agencies and Transportation Network Companies
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Research Report 204: Partnerships Between Transit Agencies and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs). This research is designed to help transit agencies that have decided to pursue partnerships with one or more TNCs. This report draws from twenty case study partnerships explored or implemented by early 2018 in order to provide information on where, when, and how partnerships between transit agencies and TNCs may be considered and pursued. While partnerships between transit agencies and private mobility providers are not new, partnerships with TNCs create unique opportunities and challenges as both parties work toward mutually beneficial program models.

The presenters will discuss the findings related to common motivations, target markets, partnership designs, and case study highlights. They will also provide specific, practical guidance for transit agencies considering partnerships with TNCs.

The Domino Effect: 5 Cascading Benefits of a Fleet Safety Program
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Safety — it’s the top priority of most fleets. And, while it results in decreased driver risk, a comprehensive fleet safety program delivers far more to the fleet and its company.

During this webinar, attendees will learn how implementing a safety program delivers five key bottom-line benefits to its fleet, including:

  • #1 Increased fuel savings
  • #3 Enhanced spec’ing
  • #5 Improved total cost of ownership

While each of these benefits may be familiar, what is less well-known is that they are all closely related to a strong safety program.

Jul
18
Thu
Observations from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS)
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Understanding transit ridership and the characteristics of transit markets is a fundamental necessity for all individuals involved in planning, operating, marketing, and policy decision-making for public transit. The 2016 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) data set was released in March of 2018, which affords researchers the ability to assess a range of public transit markets from multiple perspectives such as socio-demographics of transit markets, transit-specific trip characteristics, modal shares, etc. This webinar will review some of the trends of characteristics that affect or describe the public transit market in the U.S. using the NHTS data, while also comparing other datasets like the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, NTD, and APTA data to provide a holistic understanding of public transit in America. The objectives of this research are to afford transportation professionals, policy makers, and the public the data analyses necessary to form sound opinions and make judicious decisions regarding public transit.

Jul
19
Fri
TCRP Research Report 199: Transit Technical Training, Volume 1: Guide to Applying Best Practices and Sharing Resources
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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This webinar will highlight the findings of TCRP Research Report 199: Transit Technical Training, Volume 1: Guide to Applying Best Practices and Sharing Resources. This report is the first of a two-volume set that presents guidance on technical training programs and the implementation of those for transportation agencies. It documents the best models of technical training programs serving U.S. and international transportation agencies and related industries. A product of this research also includes a training resource catalog to help transit agencies provide technical training for their employees. Training course information listed includes course descriptions, objectives, target audience, length, cost, training standards, and directions on how to access the course. The training resource catalog is available at https://ntrb.enotrans.org/. This webinar is presented by Janet Weisenford, Senior Managing Director, Learning Solutions and Analytics and Brian Cronin, Ph.D, Senior Director, Human Capital, ICF.
Jul
23
Tue
Solving for Tomorrow’s Transportation Challenges
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

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From flying taxis to delivery robots to micromobility—think shared bikes and scooters—transportation is evolving fast. How people and goods move will look starkly different in just a few years. American ingenuity is once again transforming how we travel and how we connect commerce. Our New Mobility Future will explore the promise and pitfalls of our new mobility future—and to discuss how we’re going to get there.

 

Wheelchair Securement Training
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

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This interactive webinar provides an overview of the range of securement equipment currently available and a comprehensive review of the proper way to secure passengers with special needs and their wheelchairs. Ideal for new-hire and refresher training, topics covered include:

  • Liability & Best Practices
  • Securement Equipment Operation
  • Pre-trip inspection & Basic Maintenance
  • Securing the Mobility Device
  • Securing the Occupant
  • Sensitivity Training

All webinar attendees will receive a certificate of completion for their records.

Managing the Transit Scheduling Workforce
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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TRB is cosponsoring a webinar that features the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Synthesis 143: Managing the Transit Scheduling Workforce. The report examines the state of transit agency practices for transit scheduler recruiting, selecting, training, retention, and performance management schedulers. The scheduling process is labor intensive and requires qualified and talented transit schedulers. Moreover, the increasing availability of and reliance on data and scheduling software are gradually changing the nature of a transit scheduler’s job.

TCRP Synthesis 143: Managing the Transit Scheduling Workforce
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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This webinar presents the findings of TCRP Synthesis 143: Managing the Transit Scheduling Workforce. Transit schedules provide the blueprint for fixed-route transit—they affect operating and capital costs, safety, customer satisfaction, and operator well-being and health. Although scheduling has moved from a largely paper-based practice to one that now uses purpose-built scheduling software and utilizes data collected from automated systems, transit scheduling is still a human process that is merely assisted by software and data.

The scheduling process is labor intensive, detail driven, and ripe with opportunities for errors. To be done well, scheduling requires qualified and talented transit schedulers. Knowledgeable people are needed to perform most scheduling tasks, supply direction, and provide quality control. Moreover, the increasing availability of and reliance on data and scheduling software are gradually changing the nature of a transit scheduler’s job—making computer and data analysis skills and acumen increasingly central to the transit scheduler role.

TCRP Synthesis 143 examines how transit agency practices are for transit scheduler recruiting, selecting, training, retention, and performance management schedulers. In the case where transit agencies use third parties to create schedules, the report also shows how transit systems manage those third parties.

This webinar is presented by Michael J. Walk, Research Scientist and Program Manager in the Transit Mobility Program at Texas A&M Transportation Institute, and Peter Hadley, a Transportation Planner with Foursquare ITP.