Jun
24
Mon
Procurement II: Risk Assessment and Basic Cost or Price Analysis
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day

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Procurement Series II – Risk Assessment and Basic Cost or Price Analysis


Jul
16
Tue
Transportation Planning Process
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day

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Participants taking the Transportation Planning Process course receive an overview of the metropolitan and statewide transportation planning process, underscoring its relationship to informed decision-making and the required planning process. This course expands knowledge of transportation planning practice fundamentals and the ability to convey the relationship of these principles to the Federal planning program requirements. Participants gain knowledge and understanding of planning practice fundamentals through the use of engaging interactive activities.

This instructor-led training combines the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Course from the National Transit Institute (NTI) and NHI with NTI’s State and Metropolitan Transportation Programming Courses to reflect the current laws, regulations and issues relevant to the transportation planning process. This consolidated course titled is jointly developed by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in concert with their respective training branches NTI and NHI.

Please NOTE: the following 4-hour Basics of Transportation Planning web-based training (WBT) is a prerequisite and should be taken prior to participating in this instructor-led course. 

Audience:

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Regional Planning Organizations or affected nonmetropolitan transportation officials with responsibility for transportation planning, State Departments of Transportation Planning, Transportation Planning, Programming, or Project Development staff working or participating in the Statewide or Metropolitan Transportation Planning process, Transit Agencies and/or Providers, Federal Transit Administration, and Federal Highway Administration.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the legislative requirements for States and MPOs to conduct the transportation planning process.
  • Describe the content and purpose of statewide and metropolitan transportation plans and programs.
  • Identify the steps and activities in a performance-based approach to planning and programming supported by public engagement and intergovernmental cooperation.
  • Explain the relationship between the transportation planning process and other community planning processes.
  • Identify participants and their roles and responsibilities in planning.
  • Differentiate appropriate levels of consultation, cooperation, and engagement among stakeholders and the public.

Length: 2 days

Jul
23
Tue
Public Transit Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Workshop for Transit Operators
Jul 23 – Jul 24 all-day

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FTA will be offering two 1-day Public Transit Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) workshops for transit operators at the MLK Federal Building on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

The workshop is an opportunity for your agency to learn more from FTA about the PTASP rule and requirements, Safety Management Systems or SMS concepts and implementation strategies, next steps to develop your agency safety plan, and to 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 agency safety plan, and State DOT staff that are responsible for drafting agency safety plans for the small public transportation provides within their States.

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

Please email PTASP_QA@dot.gov with questions or to request to add someone to the waitlist. The hotel room block will be available until Monday, July 1, 2019.

 

Jul
25
Thu
Evacuation Planning Strategies and Solutions
Jul 25 all-day

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This eight-hour management-level course is designed to provide emergency managers, first responders, transportation professionals, security and safety professionals, and government administrators with the ability to utilize current tools and technologies to institute best practices and strategies to plan for and execute an emergency evacuation. This course discusses the hazard conditions for which an emergency evacuation could be an appropriate protective action and inform participants on resources and methods to help them better prepare for an emergency evacuation. This course will allow participants to explore data, modelling tools, and simulations that assist with the implementation of an emergency evacuation.

Jul
30
Tue
Public Involvement in Transportation Decision-Making
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day

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Description:

Public Involvement is much more than posting notices and holding public hearings. Public participation involves creative thinking, with willingness and ability to interact openly to the public’s preferred forms of communication. It is about being sensitive to disparate needs and conflicting priorities. It is about giving the public an opportunity to influence transportation decision-making. This course walks the talk by employing public involvement techniques as the means of conveying the key learning outcomes. It is a joint effort among FTA’s Office of Planning, NTI, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Planning, and the National Highway Institute (NHI) and was recently updated to reflect changes in the Federal Transportation reauthorization.

This course does not focus on the NEPA process, but on more general strategies and tools of engaging the public.

Audience:

Transit operators, metropolitan planning organization personnel, federal, state, local transportation agency staff, consultants, and others who are responsible for planning, implementing, or participating in any phase of the public involvement process.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify public involvement challenges
  • Describe U.S. DOT transportation decision-making processes, including those that trigger the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Describe the relationship between public involvement and decision-making
  • Develop a public involvement plan with stakeholder assistance that includes attention to non-traditional populations as an evaluation component
  • Describe interest-based problem solving and their underlying values
  • Identify ways to enhance public involvement plans
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: 2.00

Contact:

Barbara Van Dyke
bvandyke@nti.rutgers.edu

Aug
7
Wed
Public Transit Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Workshop for Transit Operators
Aug 7 all-day

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The workshop is an opportunity for your agency to learn more from FTA about the PTASP rule and requirements, Safety Management Systems or SMS concepts and implementation strategies, next steps to develop your agency safety plan, and to 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.

Aug
8
Thu
How to Perform a Bus Collision Investigation – A Short Course
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day
Aug
20
Tue
Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Workshop for Transit Operators
Aug 20 all-day

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Aug
21
Wed
Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Workshop for Transit Operators
Aug 21 all-day

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Sep
18
Wed
Procurement for Small and Medium Transit Systems
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

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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.