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Webinar: Onboard Camera Use in Transit Buses

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Adopting new technologies can deliver demonstrable benefits. This webinar will focus on technologies and opportunities for onboard camera use in transit buses. Lead author Barbara Thomson of Thomson Consulting will discuss her team’s work to collect current practices and document effective initiatives in Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 123: Onboard Camera Applications for

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

Simplified Trips-on-Project Software (STOPS) for Transit Ridership Forecasting II

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017
This spring, the National Transit Institute (NTI) will sponsor two offerings of the Simplified Trips-on-Project Software (STOPS) course. FTA developed the transit ridership forecasting course to provide training on STOPS and its usefulness in transit project planning. This course will be held in Dallas. FTA released STOPS in September 2013 as an optional ridership-forecasting method for sponsors

Transit Supply Chain Partnerships Forum

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
This forum (noon-6 p.m. EDT) is designed to bring large transit original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers together with smaller, capable and interested U.S. manufacturers to facilitate the use of a higher percentage of domestic suppliers in transit products and systems. Buy America requirements prevent FTA from obligating funds for a project unless the manufactured goods used

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


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