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Webinar: Applying for FY17 Passenger Ferry Grant Program

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
This webinar will provide more information about FTA's Passenger Ferry Grant Program and how to apply for FY 2017 funding. Join FTA program staff to learn more about the funding opportunity, application eligibility and criteria, and the submission process. FTA issued its notice of funding opportunity for the ferry program on August 23. The Passenger Ferry Grant Program will award funds

Transit Ridership Forecasting Course

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to Friday, September 8, 2017
This National Transit Institute (NTI) course will delve into the Simplified Trips-on-Project Software package, or STOPS, for transit ridership forecasting. 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 applications.

17th Biennial FTA State Programs Meeting/State Public Transit Partnerships Conference

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017
This conference -- intended for state program managers for Section 5311 and 5310 programs and state transit agency staff -- will provide information about asset management, safety initiatives, coordinated mobility options and more. Learn more and register.

Webinar: Applying for FY17 Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Thank you for your interest in the Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program webinar. The webinar has reached capacity and registration is now closed. A recording of the webinar will be posted to the Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program webpage the week following the event. If you have questions, please contact Mark G. Bathrick, Program Manager, at 202-366-9955 Video |

Improving Safety in Transit Webinar

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Improving safety is a top priority for transit agencies. In this webinar to be held 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, lead authors Lisa Staes and Jodi Godfrey of the Center for Urban Transportation Research will discuss their work to collect current practices and document effective training initiatives, including bus operator training programs. The authors developed case studies from 10 transit agencies

Webinar: Performance-Based Planning

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Do you know if your agency is on track in setting its TAM performance targets? Join FTA and co-hosting organizations at this webinar (1:30 p.m. EDT) to learn about legislative requirements for performance-based planning and the experiences of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and transit agencies working to develop transit asset management plans and set state of good repair performance

Safety Reporting Systems: Building an Effective Employee Reporting Program

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Effective safety reporting systems are both accurate in measuring the current state of safety and useful for making decisions to improve safety. The collection, analysis and reporting of safety data is an integral part of an effective safety management system. While incident-based safety reporting systems (accidents, injuries and fatalities) are essential for measuring and monitoring safety in

Transit Safety Management – Transit Safety & Industry Implementation

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
FTA is encouraging industry-wide adoption of safety management principles in risk-based safety management practices. The first-hand experience shared by rail transit agencies who have been working to implement safety management in their organizations can provide important insights on how you organizations can begin to adopt safety management principles. As part of the 2017 APTA Rail Conference,

Security and Emergency Management Roundtable – FTA Update

Saturday, June 10, 2017
As part of the 2017 APTA Rail Conference, this Security and Emergency Management Roundtable will feature Lisa Brennan, FTA’s Alternate Emergency Coordinator and Regional Emergency Transportation Representative for Region III, who will discuss the FTA Emergency Relief Program and Manual, the FTA Emergency Docket Process, and the National Response Program. 

SMS Workshop and Safety Seminar - Regulatory Update on Safety Management Systems

Saturday, June 10, 2017
As part of the 2017 APTA Rail Conference, this workshop and safety seminar co-sponsored by the Transportation Research Board will cover the vision of safety regulators in promoting Safety Management Systems (SMS), different oversight roles that a regulator can play, research needs, and how agencies have handled the debate over whether to make SMS mandatory. FTA’s Lynn Spencer, Director, Office of


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