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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

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

Webinar: Transit Agency Practices Interacting with People Who Are Homeless

Thursday, June 8, 2017
People 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

Innovative Financing for Public Transportation: Value Capture and Small- and Medium-sized Public Private Partnerships

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Want to learn more about value capture and creating successful public-private partnerships for transportation? Join Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) lead authors in this 1.5-hour webinar. The session will feature research from Report 190: Guide to Value Capture Financing for Public Transportation Projects and Report 191: Public Transportation Guidebook for Small- and Medium-sized

Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility Webinar: Community Perspectives

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) invites those interested in accessibility and efficiency in transportation to join work group members in this community perspectives webinar (2-3:30 p.m. EDT), which will explore regulatory barriers, funding and finances, and administrative barriers related to coordination and vehicle sharing at the state and local levels. CCAM issues policy

Webinar: New Performance Measure Guidebooks to Help Implement Asset Management

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Want to learn more about implementing your Transit Asset Management (TAM) program? This hour-long webinar (2-3 p.m. EDT) will feature FTA’s two new performance measure guidebooks covering infrastructure and facilities. The presentation will feature details about methods for measuring and reporting TAM facility condition assessments and infrastructure performance restrictions to the National


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