Feb
17
Sun
2019 Active Living Conference
Feb 17 – Feb 20 all-day
Feb
18
Mon
OTA Membership Legislative Briefing
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

OTA HB1365 Briefing
Mon, Feb 18, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

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OTA Finance & Administration Committee Meeting
Feb 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

OTA Finance & Administration Committee February Meeting
Mon, Feb 18, 2019 11:30 AM – 12:00 NOON CST

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Feb
19
Tue
Procurement for Small and Medium Transit Systems
Feb 19 – Feb 20 all-day

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Procurement for Small and Medium Transit Systems

National Transit Institute

Description:
This course provides an overview of transit procurement, emphasizing “best practices” for contract procurements by small and medium transit systems who are recipients of FTA funding. The course provides participants with a framework for examining basic issues pertaining to third-party contracting and introduces minimum standards for individual agency practices as described in the FTA Circular 4220.1F and other relevant federal guidance documents. Specific problem areas that may emerge during the procurement process will be identified and addressed. Circular 4220.1F is referenced throughout the course.

Objectives:

This workshop will:
•    Highlight FTA procurement requirements
•    Examine the procurement processes
•    Provide an overview of best procurement practice in light of FTA requirements
Audience:

This course is geared toward small and medium transit system administrative staff who are involved with third-party procurement and are recipients of FTA funding. State agency representatives, and FTA regional staff will also benefit from this course.

Attendance is limited to those transit agencies that are in areas less than 50,000 in population and for those transit agencies in areas 50,000 or more that operate less than 50 peak vehicles.

Length:
2 days

Fee:

$0 for Transit Agencies, Federal Government, MPOs and State DOTs

$600 for Consultants, Contractors, Non-profits – USA Only

$600 for Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency

CEUs: 1.40

drive.google.com/file/d/0B15yEPgHsRUAeHp2RXl3aENWYjQ/view

Ginny Stern
gstern@nti.rutgers.edu

Transit Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment
Feb 19 – Feb 21 all-day

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Transit Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment

National Transit Institute

Description:
The goal of the course is to present FTA’s procedures and methods for predicting and assessing noise and vibration impacts from proposed mass transit projects. The training modules in this three-day course closely follow the procedures contained in FTA’s updated guidance on the subject (Transit Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment manual September 2018). The course gives an overview of the environmental review process and how noise and vibration assessment fits into FTA’s planning and project development processes. Fundamentals of noise and vibration are discussed along with the specific metrics and impact criteria that are used in noise and vibration assessments. Different levels of analysis for noise and vibration are presented, along with considerations in choosing the appropriate level of analysis depending on the type of project and the stage of project development. The emphasis is on predicting impacts from operation of new transit systems; however, construction impacts are also covered. The course covers all the typical transit modes as well as multi-modal highway/transit projects. Various measures to mitigate excessive levels of transit noise and vibration are also discussed. A number of class activities and case studies are brought in to reinforce the concepts, procedures, and practices introduced in the course. Ample time is allocated toward the end of the session to discuss attendees questions and issues related to specific projects.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops or scientific calculator to the course to fully participate in class activities.

Audience:
This course is aimed at practitioners who conduct noise and vibration analyses as well as those who prepare and review environmental impact assessments for transit projects. Managers overseeing the environmental review process for a major project may also benefit from this course.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, each participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the fundamental concepts that provide the foundation for predicting and assessing noise and vibration impacts
  • Use the screening procedures to determine whether a project is likely to cause impacts to sensitive sites
  • Identify the types of land uses that are noise- or vibration-sensitive
  • Conduct simple noise and vibration impact assessments using the General Assessment procedures
  • Determine the additional project information and data needed for Detailed Analysis of noise and vibration
  • Identify the most common types of noise and vibration mitigation measures and the situations in which they are feasible
  • Discuss how the different levels of analysis (screening, general assessment, detailed analysis) fit into FTA’s planning and project development process

Length: 3 days (NTI will only issue Certificates of Completion to individuals who attend the entire course. Please plan your travel accordingly.)

Fee:

  • Free for Transit agencies, Federal, MPOs, and State DOTs
  • $550.00 for Consultants, Contractors, or Non-Profits

CEUs: 2.00

Barbara Van Dyke
bvandyke@nti.rutgers.edu
848-932-6647

 

Feb
20
Wed
Introduction to Transportation Conformity
Feb 20 – Feb 22 all-day

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Introduction to Transportation Conformity

National Transit Institute

Description:
The Transportation Conformity course will present basic information about conformity requirements and the relationship of the transportation and air quality planning processes in order to prepare agency staff (federal, state and local) to participate in interagency consultation and work effectively in resolving conformity issues.

Audience:
New staff members as well as more senior staff who may not be familiar with the broad ramifications of the conformity process working in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state departments of transportation (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), state/county/local planning agencies, state and local air quality agencies, transit agencies and consultant firms.

Objectives:

  • To develop a clear understanding of the dynamic relationship between transportation planning and air quality planning in the context of transportation conformity
  • To provide an overview of the transportation planning and project development processes and to show how these processes are linked to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) through the conformity requirements
  • To provide an understanding of the roles and responsibilities in inter-agency coordination and techniques to provide opportunities for public participation in the conformity process

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: 1.80 (NTI will only issue Certificates of Completion to individuals who attend the entire course. Please plan your travel accordingly.)

Program Coordinator:  Barbara Van Dyke

Email: bvandyke@nti.rutgers.edu

Every Ride Counts: NADTC’s Information and Education Campaign
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center’s Every Ride Counts campaign is designed to support local communities’ efforts to promote the availability and accessibility of transportation options for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers. The campaign consists of carefully crafted messages and materials that promote different options. The webinar will provide an overview of the campaign, instructions for using the materials to create customized posters, flyers and other campaign materials and include examples of local programs that are using the materials. Join us!

Feb
24
Sun
APTA Legal Affairs Seminar​ @ Hyatt Regency
Feb 24 – Feb 26 all-day

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The 2019 Legal Affairs Seminar is scheduled for February 24-26, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113.

About this Seminar

The Legal Affairs Seminar provides up-to-date information on regulatory/legislative developments, industry-related litigation, and other legal issues affecting the transit industry.

We expect a number of representatives from the Federal Transit Administration to talk about recently issued circulars and what to anticipate in the coming year. ​

To view the program-at-glance please click here: 2019 Legal Affairs Seminar Program at-a-glance​​​​​​​

Who Should Attend: attorneys representing all APTA members

Dress Code: business casual

APTA Marketing & Communications Workshop @ Hyatt Regency
Feb 24 – Feb 27 all-day

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​The 2019 Marketing & Communications Workshop is scheduled for February 24- 27, 2019,
at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70113.

About this Workshop

This intensive and interactive workshop focuses on all aspects of public transportation marketing and communications, including media relations, customer service, social media, ridership initiatives, and best practices.

Who Should Attend: all public transportation personnel involved in marketing, communications, media relations, advertising, social media, planning, research, service development, and customer service

Feb
25
Mon
APTA Risk Management Seminar @ Hyatt Regency
Feb 25 – Feb 28 all-day

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About this Seminar

This is the only Risk Management seminar specifically dedicated to Risk Management professionals and practitioners involved in Transit Risk Management. This year, this unique event will be held in New Orleans, LA at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel, February 25-28. The seminar is intended to bring creative innovative presentations and speakers to our industry specialists that center around risks, exposures, alternatives, and new technology unique to transit. We have assembled leaders in their fields and sought-after speakers and presenters to address the most pressing and emerging issues of our Risk Management times. We hope you will review our agenda by visiting the Registration link on this website.

Note: The Risk Management Committee of APTA is fortunate to be endorsed by generous sponsors and donors who are committed to our profession and purpose. We thank them for their generosity and dedication to our group.

Who should attend: risk managers, claims/safety/security officers and professionals, insurance underwriting professionals, insurance brokers and suppliers of products and services relevant to the risk management industry.​​​