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Deploying Low or No Emission Buses Webinar Session 1

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
This is the first of two webinars FTA will host on deploying low- or no-emission buses. Both webinars will feature speakers from agencies that have been successful in deploying zero-emission buses, including recipients of FTA’s Low-No grants. CALSTART and the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) will share experiences on how to develop and deploy a low- or no-emission program,

Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO) Webinar

Thursday, January 19, 2017
FTA will host this one-hour webinar to provide more information about FTA's Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO). This webinar will be a continuation of the Q&A exchange started in the first ZERO webinar held on January 9. Last November, FTA announced the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to apply for funding to conduct research, demonstrations, testing, and evaluation of zero

TRB 2017: Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox 2.0 Listening Session

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
As part of FTA's presence at the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting, this listening session will feature FTA’s Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox program, which supports transit agencies and communities as they integrate MOD solutions to enhance the quality, accessibility, and equity of mobility in their communities. In October 2016, FTA announced 11 MOD Sandbox projects

TRB 2017 Panel: How FTA’s SMS Approach and its Research Investments are Shaping Transit Safety

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
As part of FTA's presence at the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting, we will host a panel on FTA’s current safety-related research activities linking FTA’s overarching Safety Management System (SMS) approach to its safety research program. This session will also provide an overview of available safety-related technical assistance and updates on safety rules and regulations.

TRB 2017 Panel: No One Left at the Curb: How Advances in Technology Could Be Used to Realize a Vision for Fully Accessible, Equitable

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
As part of FTA's presence at the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting, FTA will host a panel to explore the impact of advanced and emerging technologies on transit. The effect of developments in big data, high-speed mobile communications, and automation will be examined in light of trends in shared use transportation operating models and the evolving "smart city" environments.

Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO) Webinar

Monday, January 9, 2017
This one-hour webinar will provide more information about FTA's Zero Emissions Research Opportunity (ZERO). On November 22, 2016, FTA announced the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to apply for funding to conduct research, demonstrations, testing, and evaluation of zero emission and related technology for public transportation applications. The deadline for applications is February 21,

TRB 2017 Panel: State of Good Repair – It Matters! How Transit Asset Management Can Improve SGR/Transit Performance

Monday, January 9, 2017
As part of FTA's presence at the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting, FTA will host a panel to examine the impacts of the nation’s State of Good Repair (SGR) backlog and the performance of a transit agency, as well as: Identify what it means to be in a state of disrepair and discuss the impacts; Correlate the impacts of disrepair on transit performance, safety, and revenues;

TRB 2017 Panel: The Role of Employee Safety Reporting in an Effective Transit Safety Management System

Monday, January 9, 2017
As part of FTA's presence at the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting, we will host a panel on employee safety reporting programs for public transportation systems. The session will focus on how to develop, implement and operate a robust effective program and will provide insights into the benefits of a safety reporting program for public transportation systems as well as the

TRB 2017: Safety Culture Assessment and Improvement Experiences Across Modes: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Sunday, January 8, 2017
As part of FTA's presence at the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting, FTA is hosting this all-day safety workshop. In-depth assessment of an organization’s level of safety culture is becoming more common. This workshop will share case studies from different transportation modes on assessment methodologies along with approaches to strengthen assessment and improvement

Shared Mobility Online Dialogue Webinar

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
FTA’s Shared Mobility Online Dialogue has been open for only a few days, and already we have received a number of ideas for ways we can support the public transportation industry as you explore shared mobility options that improve and expand your transit service. To help you contribute your valuable ideas during the dialogue, FTA will host a how-to webinar to help you navigate the dialogue and

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