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Webinar: Safety Management Policy and Safety Promotion (PTASP)

Thursday, May 30, 2019
This webinar, part of FTA's Public Transportation Agency Safety Planning webinar series, will focus on Safety Management Policy and Safety Promotion. This webinar series provides technical assistance to transit agencies on the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan final rule. The rule requires: certain rail and bus operators to develop safety plans to better manage safety risk using Safety

Webinar: Bus and Bus Facilities FY19 Funding Opportunity

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
This webinar will provide more information about FTA's Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (5339(b)) FY19 notice of funding. Join FTA program staff to learn more about the funding opportunity, application eligibility and criteria, and the submission process. FTA issued the notice of funding opportunity on May 15. The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program awards funds after a

Webinar: Integrated Mobility Innovation Program Funding Opportunity

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
FTA's IMI 2019 funding opportunity provides $15 million for demonstration projects focused on three areas of interest: mobility on demand, transit automation research and payment integration. This webinar will provide more information about applying for IMI funding. Register

Ridership Forecasting with STOPS for Transit Project Planning (May 2019)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to Thursday, May 9, 2019
The National Transit Institute (NTI) is sponsoring this course on transit ridership forecasting using FTA’s Simplified Trips-on-Project Software package (STOPS). FTA developed the course to provide training on STOPS and its usefulness in transit project planning. The course is intended for travel forecasters who are looking to understand STOPS in detail and become proficient in various

14th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 to Thursday, April 4, 2019
This free three-day conference will provide attendees with background on Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (49 CFR Part 40) and Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operators (49 CFR Part 655). Register

Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Final Rule Frequently Asked Questions

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will discuss the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) final rule (49 C.F.R. Part 673). This 1-hour webinar beginning at 2:00 PM ET will be a questions and answers sessions about topics related to the PTASP Final Rule. Register here.

Webinar: Increase in Random Drug Testing Rates

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
This webinar to be held 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, December 18, will cover the upcoming increase in random drug testing rates. Effective January 1, 2019, FTA will increase the minimum rate of random drug testing from 25 percent to 50 percent of covered employees for employers subject to FTA’s drug and alcohol regulation. FTA recently announced this increase in a Federal Register notice and policy letter

Introduction to Transportation Conformity Training Course

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 to Thursday, December 13, 2018
FTA and the National Transit Institute will offer this three-day training course about the relationship between transportation and air quality planning processes to prepare government staff to participate in interagency consultation and work effectively in resolving conformity issues. The course is appropriate for staff working on transportation and conformity issues in FTA, the Federal Highway

Webinar: Coordination with MPOs on TAM Plans and Activities

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
FTA will host the Coordination with MPOs on TAM Plans and Activities webinar 2-3 p.m. ET Wednesday, October 31, 2018, to review how MPOs and transit agencies are coordinating to complete their Transit Asset Management (TAM) plans and associated target setting. The webinar will feature a joint presentation from Shayna Pollock, principal planner from Atlanta Regional Council (ARC), and Karen Winger

FTA Safety Workshop

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 to Thursday, October 25, 2018
This FTA-sponsored safety workshop will focus on effective rail transit system safety, oversight responsibilities, the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program and Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans. The workshop is open to states with rail fixed guideway public transportation systems. We encourage State Safety Oversight (SSO) program managers, their supervisors, and 


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