Jan
24
Fri
ATSSA Annual Convention and Traffic Expo
Jan 24 – Jan 28 all-day

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​For it’s 50th Anniversary, ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is THE event for more than 3,500 roadway safety professionals and transportation officials. Network with all manner of roadway safety personnel at various events, view the latest industry products and services, raise your level of engagement with high-quality education and information sessions, and so much more in New Orleans.

 

Jan
27
Mon
Community Approach to Resiliency Planning
Jan 27 – Jan 28 all-day

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This is a two-day training on the community approach to resiliency planning. It defines what planning for resiliency means to a community’s ability to survive disaster, recover and thrive in the future. It starts with an understanding of how the infrastructure elements that make up the built environment are relied upon to serve the community’s needs and how they will need to function before, during and after disaster’s for egress, ingress, emergency response, recovery and repair, and building back better. With a focus on transportation infrastructure and its interdependencies with energy, communications, water and wastewater, and all community building infrastructure, the training will start with a basic understanding of each communities’ hazards and threats as defined by state and local emergency preparedness plans, and progress with identifying vulnerabilities and best practice mitigations.

The training incorporates hands on exercises, interactive discussions and real-life examples, that is targeted to enhance the ability of engineers, planners and government officials to understand the subject and make informed design decisions and assessments. Each participant will be provided with a CD containing the training material, the examples, the training exercises, along with a workbook containing the training content.

 

Little Dixie Ride Along
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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

Public Transit Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) workshop for Transit Operators
Jan 28 all-day

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FTA will offer two 1-day Public Transit Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) workshops for transit operators at the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

The workshop is an opportunity for your agency to learn more from FTA about the PTASP rule and requirements, Safety Management Systems (SMS) concepts and implementation strategies, next steps to develop your Agency Safety Plan (ASP), and engage with your peers. Multimodal operators may attend, but the workshop will focus primarily on the needs of bus transit agencies, given that the requirement to develop a safety plan is new for bus transit agencies.

The workshops are open to the staff and contractors of recipients or sub-recipients of Urbanized Area Formula Grant Program funds who are responsible for developing or implementing an ASP, and State DOT staff that is responsible for drafting ASPs for the small public transportation providers within their States.

Registration is required. Registration is open on a first-come, first-serve basis. FTA will open registration to wait-listed attendees, as space permits. FTA may limit the number of attendees per agency.

 

Little Dixie Ride Along
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Transit Succession Planning Twitter Chat
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Understanding How Women Travel
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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What are the needs and experiences of women traversing LA County? LA County Metro recently released a report, “Understanding How Women Travel,” in a first-of-its-kind effort to answer this question. Developing from Metro’s Women and Girls Governing Council, this study aimed to collect data and offer findings that can help improve women’s safety and comfort on transit and attract and retain women to the Metro system. To ensure a comprehensive approach that captured the diverse needs and experiences of women in LA County, the project team deployed an innovative, mixed-methods approach to capture quantitative data as well as qualitative data from hard-to-reach rider populations including women experiencing homelessness, women immigrants, and women with disabilities. In this webinar, panelists will discuss the origin of the project, the methods used, and the key findings from the study.

 

Why the Census Matters to Health Equity
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Every decade the U.S. Census provides an opportunity for residents in every community to be counted. The census is one of the most important datasets in the United States. In fact, much of the data reported in the County Health Rankings snapshots are census-related data. While we often associate the census with congressional representation, census data matter significantly to health equity. Decisions such as where to build clinics and schools are all predicated on census counts just as public transit needs and road construction projects are. An accurate count of your community helps inform how hundreds of billions of dollars will be spent, which can influence residents’ ability to make healthy choices.

In this webinar, we will explore how the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation is collaborating with businesses, nonprofit organizations, and health and human service agencies to ensure that all residents are counted, including populations most at risk for being undercounted. The Foundation’s Communications Director, Michael Wilson, will share practical strategies around resident engagement and even a novel approach–the creation of a Census Equity Fund–that can be easily adapted in other communities to encourage accurate counts. If health equity matters to you, you do not want to miss this webinar.