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Thursday, August 3, 2017Thank 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 |
Wednesday, July 19, 2017Improving 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
Tuesday, June 20, 2017Do 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
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
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017This 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
Tuesday, June 13, 2017Effective 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
Tuesday, June 13, 2017FTA 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,
Saturday, June 10, 2017As 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.
Saturday, June 10, 2017As 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
Thursday, June 8, 2017People who are homeless often use public transit vehicles or facilities as shelters to stay out of the weather and be safe. Transit agency staff trying to manage the various impacts of homeless riders should plan to attend this webinar (2 p.m. EDT) that will feature a recent Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) report, Transit Agency Practices Interacting with People Who Are Homeless. The