The second of a four-part series *, this four-day course is designed to strengthen the procurement practices of transit authorities by improving the ability to perform cost and price analysis. This basic training helps build the sound financial management practices that are expected of organizations and agencies receiving direct grant support from the FTA. This revised course uses “best practices” and several hands-on exercises to augment explanations of acquisition strategies, design-build contracts, using data from cost and price analysis and price and cost certification. The effect risk has on different types of contracts and specifications are covered in great detail. 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. A small calculator would be helpful for the class exercises.
* 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 include, but are not limited to:
- Price or Cost Analysis
- Effect of Price or Cost Analysis on Types of Contracts
- Contract Modifications
- Determination of Fair and Reasonable Price
- Methods of Conducting Cost Comparison
- Role Risk Plays in Pricing
- Effect of Contract Type on Allocation of Risk
- Effect of Specification Type on Risk Allocation
- FTA’s Role in the Procurement Process
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.
$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
The course begins with a review of ADA paratransit criteria and then reviews ADA paratransit eligibility requirements. The two-day session presents more detailed information about alternative eligibility determination processes, with a focus on in-person interview and assessment options. It also addresses “difficult” determination issues and presents options for trip-by-trip eligibility determinations.
- Overview of ADA Paratransit Eligibility
- Eligibility Considerations
- Alternative Eligibility Determination Process and Materials
- Model In-Person Interview/Assessment Process Developed by Easter Seals Project ACTION
- Making Eligibility Determinations
- Travel Training and Paratransit-To Fixed-Route Feeder Service Considerations
- Interview Techniques
- Implementing Trip-by-Trip Eligibility
- Appeals of Eligibility Determinations: Essential Elements and Alternative Processes
The comprehensive course is intended for people who are interested in learning about several in-person interview/assessment tools and approaches to apply them in their systems.
- $300.00 for Contractor, Consulting, Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other.
- Free for all others.
Program Coordinator: Myrna Sirleaf
Telephone: (848) 932-6040
The 2019 Conference on Health and Active Transportation (CHAT), convened by the Transportation Research Board, will bring together an interdisciplinary cadre of practitioners and researchers in urban planning, public health, transportation and civil engineering, health care and health economics. The purpose of this conference is to explore and collaborate on identifying impacts of the health effects of transportation policies, planning, and infrastructure, and to develop an understanding of the institutional opportunities and barriers for considering health within transportation field. The need to integrate health into transportation continues to grow with greater acceptance of the influence of transportation policy and infrastructure on health behaviors and outcomes. This two-day meeting will endeavor to raise awareness of the need to incorporate health and health equity into transportation planning, policy, and infrastructure across institutional disciplines at local, regional, state, and federal levels.
Keeping your employees motivated is crucial to maintaining an engaged and productive team. But, the question is: How do you motivate them?
On December 11th at 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET, LMC People HR Director Christina Davis will discuss how to motivate your team by sharing eight ingredients to a successful, collaborative, high-performing, well-motivated team; and surprise, money is not the only one!
- The difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators
- How the work environment affects motivation
- The correlation between your management style and what you believe about your team
- How to turn failures into learning tools
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.
Regional/Metropolitan Planning Organization, State Department of Transportation, and transit agency staff.
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.
- 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
- $600.00 for Consulting, Contractor, Non-Profit (USA only), Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other.
- Free for all others.
Program Coordinator: Myrna Sirleaf
This webinar will vary from month-to-month and cover advanced tools and uses of the UDS Mapper. The UDS Mapper is a collaboration between the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and is part of the HealthLandscape online mapping platform.
Transit ballot measures continue to grow as a source of revenue for community investment, complementing other funding sources supporting transit investment. The experience of recent transit campaigns provides a wealth of knowledge and lessons-learned transferable to other elections. The workshop will explore the messages, strategies and tactics that make the difference in transit referenda as well as state and local legislative initiatives.
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.
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.
- 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
- $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