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OTrak Virtual Focus Group 2

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
The Oversight Tracking System (OTrak) Recipient Virtual Focus Groups will give recipients a first look at FTA’s modernized oversight tracking system through a live demonstration. These focus groups are targeted for FTA recipients who receive Oversight Reviews and will use OTrak to complete key oversight tasks. After the demo, FTA will request specific feedback on the look, feel, and

PTASP: Agency Highlights

Thursday, November 21, 2019
What can you learn from an Agency, State Safety Oversight Agency, and a State Department of Transportation about developing an Agency Safety Plan?  Join us on Thursday, November 21 and hear from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and the Maryland Department of Transportation/Maryland Transit Authority (MDOT/MTA) about their perspectives,

OTrak Virtual Focus Group 1

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The Oversight Tracking System (OTrak) Recipient Virtual Focus Groups will give recipients a first look at FTA’s modernized oversight tracking system through a live demonstration. These focus groups are targeted for FTA recipients who receive Oversight Reviews and will use OTrak to complete key oversight tasks. After the demo, FTA will request specific feedback on the look, feel, and

Webinar: Pilot Program for TOD Planning Notice of Funding Opportunity

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
FTA will host a webinar from 2-3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 30, for potential applicants and other stakeholders interested in the Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning. The webinar will provide an overview of the program, describe eligible applicants and projects, and offer an opportunity to ask questions. FTA announced a $19.2 million TOD program funding opportunity

Webinar: PTASP Refresher

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The PTASP Refresher Webinar will provide attendees with a review of the key requirements under the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation (49 C.F.R. Part 673). Topics will cover applicable agencies, Agency Safety Plan documentation requirements, and a review of the FTA’s PTASP development resources. Transit agency personnel and contractors from both rail and bus modes are

Access and Mobility for All Summit

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will host the Access and Mobility for All Summit at U.S. DOT Headquarters to raise awareness about DOT and government-wide efforts to improve access and mobility for people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals of low income and identify priority federal and non-federal activities and innovations that can provide more efficient, affordable,

Webinar: PTASP Technical Assistance Center

Thursday, October 24, 2019
This webinar will provide an overview of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) new Technical Assistance Center to support public transportation agencies, State Departments of Transportation, and State Safety Oversight Agencies in meeting the requirements of the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation (49 C.F.R. Part 673). Registration is required to join the webinar.

Bus Maintenance and Bus Testing Peer Exchange

Thursday, October 10, 2019
FTA invites bus manufacturers, transit agency leadership, engineers, and maintenance and procurement staff to a one-day Bus Maintenance and Bus Testing Peer-to-Peer Exchange at the U.S. Department of Transportation Thursday, October 10, 2019. The free workshop, which runs from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., will be run in partnership with the National Transit Institute. The workshop comes in response to

FTA Bus Maintenance and Bus Testing Peer-to-Peer Exchange

Thursday, October 10, 2019
FTA invites bus manufacturers, transit agency leadership, engineers, and maintenance and procurement staff to a one-day Bus Maintenance and Bus Testing Peer-to-Peer Exchange at the U.S. Department of Transportation Thursday, October 10, 2019. Participants much register by Monday, October 7. The workshop comes in response to interest in the transit industry for more information on bus maintenance

Webinar: FTA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Project Management Oversight Rule

Thursday, October 3, 2019
FTA will host a webinar from 1:30-2:30 PM ET on Thursday, October 3, 2019 to present on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Project Management Oversight (PMO) rule. The rule would redefine a "major capital project" as a new rail transit or bus rapid transit project -- or an extension, rehabilitation or modernization of an existing transit system -- with a total project cost of $300

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