Dec
10
Mon
Procurement IV – Contract Administration
Dec 10 – Dec 14 all-day

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Description:
The last course in a four-part series *, this four-day course focuses on how a good contract administration system should look and how it should function after contract award. This revised procurement course will emphasize good procurement business practices and policies from a broader industry perspective. This training covers the roles and responsibilities of contracting parties. 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.

* It is highly recommended that the four procurement courses be taken in the following order: Orientation to Transit Procurement, Risk Assessment and Basic Cost and Price Analysis, RFP’s and Competitive Contract Negotiations, and Contract Administration.
Topics
Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The Contracting Environment
  • The Contract Administration Team
  • Proactive Contract Administration
  • Managing Communication Between Contractor and Agency
  • The Influence of Pre-award Activity on Contract Administration
  • Modifying or Changing the Contract
  • Contractual Remedies Addressing Performance Issues
  • Resolution of Disputes
  • Contract Closeout

Audience:
This course is for those currently engaged in procurement for federally funded transit agencies, contract administrators, project managers, procurement and contracting personnel wishing to improve their skills, transit suppliers, and FTA regional staff who review third-party contracting. Transit suppliers are encouraged to attend in order to understand the agency procurement function more thoroughly.

Length:
4 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: 2.6

Ginny Stern
gstern@nti.rutgers.edu

Dec
11
Tue
Introduction to Transportation Conformity
Dec 11 – Dec 13 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

Making Healthy Connections Framework – Setting Goals
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Dec
13
Thu
PASS Train the Trainer
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day
Dec
14
Fri
OKC Streetcar Ribbon Cutting
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Details

Date:
December 14
Time:
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Website:
okcstreetcar.com

Venue

Business District Platform
203 N. Robinson Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102 United States
Dec
17
Mon
OTA Board Meeting @ EMBARK
Dec 17 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Oklahoma Transit Association

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, December 17, 2018, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

 

EMBARK Conference Room

42 W. Main Street, Suite B

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Agenda

 

I.   Call to Order

II.  Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes

a.  October 16, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

IV.  Executive Director Report

V.   Financial Report

a.  October & November P&L

b.  November 30 Balance Sheet

c.  Year-to-Date Budget Report

d.  Past Due Conference Income

VI. Review of Training Fund Securities Investment

VII. Transit OK|Vision 2020

a. Local Alliances

b. Faces of Transit

c. Review of OSU Economic Benefits Study

d. Review of Legislation

VIII.  Arnall Family Foundation Grant Application

IX.  OKC Streetcar Ride & Lunch

X.   CNG/EV Energy Corridors

XI.  TransitPAC Report

XII.  2019 Oklahoma State Driving Championships & Training Conference presented by Creative Bus Sales

XIII. Administrative Documents Review & Approval

a. Bylaws

b Policies

XIV. Adjourn

Dec
19
Wed
Introduction to Environmental Justice
Dec 19 – Dec 20 all-day

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Introduction to Environmental Justice

National Transit Institute

Description:
This training will instruct FTA’s grantees on how to effectively satisfy the requirements of Executive Order 12898, U.S. DOT Order 5610.2(a), and FTA Circular 4703.1 on Environmental Justice. It is intended to serve as guidance for practitioners, reviewers, and grantees on effective ways for integrating the consideration of Environmental Justice impacts throughout the transportation planning and project development/NEPA processes.Objectives:
• Identify the difference between Title VI and Environmental Justice
• Discuss the importance of environmental justice and how it affects transportation decision-making
• Explore the changing environment of transportation, and how to consider environmental justice in transportation planning and project development
• Understand the compliance process for planning and implementing under NEPA

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

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: 1.40

Program Coordinator:  Barbara Van Dyke

Email: bvandyke@nti.rutgers.edu

Wheelchair Securement Training Webinar
Dec 19 @ 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.

TAM for Tribes Peer Call Follow-Up
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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National RTAP will facilitate a peer discussion about Transit Asset Management (TAM) for Tribes. The purpose of the call is to collect and share information from Tribal Transit agencies about their approach to the Transit Asset Management Plan and how they met the basic requirements of the TAM rule. We will discuss challenges and share solutions specific to Tribal Transit agencies. We will also highlight the TAM Tribal Reporting Tool and Asset Inventory Tool Template. Neil Rodriguez, Project Manager, Walt Diagnson SWTA Lead Trainer/CSO, and Jennie Rowland, Chair of the National RTAP Review Board and Manager of Big Woods Transit (Bois Forte Tribe), will join the discussion about what is happening nationally with TAM for Tribal Transit. Join us and share information about your system, your perspective, and what you’re doing that might benefit others. Also hear about resources and opportunities for making your system stronger and better!

Jan
9
Wed
PASS Train the Trainer
Jan 9 – Jan 11 all-day