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National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference: Transportation at the Center

Sunday, October 29, 2017 to Wednesday, November 1, 2017
RTAP's third annual national conference is intended for rural and tribal transit providers, state 5311 and RTAP program managers, intercity bus operators, mobility managers, and others interested or involved in rural public transportation. The conference will feature workshops, presentations, keynote speakers, FTA updates, and roundtables with a focus on training, tools and best practices. There

Joint State Safety Oversight and Rail Transit Agency Workshop

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017
This workshop will focus on effective rail transit system safety, oversight responsibilities and the State Safety Oversight (SSO) rule certification and implementation. An executive session on Tuesday, October 24 is intended for rail transity agency executives, SSO agency heads, state Department of Transportation secretaries and leaders from FTA. Presentations will be provided by FTA's Office of

Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Raise Revenue

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Join the Transportation Research Board for a 1.5-hour webinar that will explore ways to earn revenue from publicly owned assets, including property owned by transit agencies. Webinar speakers, including FTA’s policy staff, will explore non-traditional ways to add value for transit agencies and encourage development, including air rights, leasing rights-of-way and selling advertising. Presenters

Webinar: Value Capture and Transportation Projects

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
FTA and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will co-host a webinar, Value Capture and Transportation Projects, that will provide background on economic and implementation considerations and cover strategies such as impact fees, special assessment districts, and air rights sales/leases. FHWA and FTA case studies on these topics will be discussed. Staff will take questions live and through

Webinar: National Transit Database Report Year 2017 - Asset Inventory Module Demonstration (session 2)

Thursday, September 21, 2017
This two-hour webinar will review the National Transit Database (NTD) Asset Inventory reporting requirements and demonstrate the new asset inventory forms in the NTD reporting system. The new asset inventory forms will be available in the NTD reporting system beginning in Report Year 2017, however 2017 reporting will be optional. The information provided in this webinar will be useful for

Webinar: National Transit Database Report Year 2017 - Asset Inventory Module Demonstration (session 1)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
This two-hour webinar will review the National Transit Database (NTD) Asset Inventory reporting requirements and demonstrate the new asset inventory forms in the NTD reporting system. The new asset inventory forms will be available in the NTD reporting system beginning in Report Year 2017, however 2017 reporting will be optional. The information provided in this webinar will be useful for

Webinar: TAM Condition Assessments

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
This webinar will highlight how two different agencies approach TAM condition assessments. The webinar will feature presentations from Lou Cripps (Regional Transportation District (RTD), Denver) and Kim Johnson (Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)) and will highlight, among other topics, how each agency determines which assets to prioritize for condition assessments, and how they

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.

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