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Webinar: Transit Asset Management Major Capital Replacements

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
This hour-long webinar will review how two agencies handle major capital replacements in their transit asset management (TAM) planning processes. The webinar will feature presentations from Jorge Pubillones, transit operations specialist, Cobb Community Transit and Bruce Abanathie, principal transportation planner, and David Mulenga, senior transportation planner with the Santa Clara Valley

Webinar: Knowledge Management to Support Strategic Workforce Development for Transit Agencies

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Is your agency interested in proactively managing workforce changes to improve long-term organizational and employee performance? Learn about knowledge management strategies to retain institutional knowledge in advance of retirements, provide development opportunities to current employees, and attract new talent in this one-hour (2-3 p.m. ET) free webinar from the National Transit Institute. The

March 12 Webinar: Improving the Resilience of Transit Systems Threatened by Natural Disasters

Monday, March 12, 2018
Is your agency looking for straightforward "how-to" practices for emergency preparedness and response? Learn how to prepare for the effects of a natural disaster or event, recover quickly, and return rapidly to providing the services that customers rely on to meet their travel needs in this two-hour webinar from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). The webinar features research from

Webinar: Transit Asset Management (TAM) Refresher

Thursday, February 22, 2018
This hour-long webinar starting at 2 p.m. ET will review the deliverables and highlight the technical assistance resources available to comply with the Transit Asset Management (TAM) Rule ahead of the October 2018 TAM Plan deadline. This is not an introductory webinar, as it assumes a basic understanding of the TAM final rule (49 CFR 625) requirements. A prerequisite to participating in the

Webinar: Transportation Planning Information Exchange

Thursday, January 25, 2018
This webinar will provide more information about Performance Based Planning and Programming (PBPP) requirements and implementation timelines. Hosted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty and FTA’s Office of Planning and Environment, the webinar will offer an information exchange by presenters who will share how they are coordinating and

Webinar: Introducing FTA’s Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR) Plan

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Rapidly advancing automation technology has the potential to transform the transportation system. To help position the transit industry to implement and benefit from these technologies, FTA and U.S. DOT ITS-JPO Professional Capacity Building Program will host this webinar focused on a five-year research agenda to move the industry forward. What are the potential benefits of automation for bus

Webinar: Internal Coordination to Support Transit Asset Management (TAM)

Thursday, November 30, 2017
This webinar scheduled for 2 p.m. EST will demonstrate how transit agencies approach internal coordination to support transit asset management (TAM) efforts. The webinar will feature presentations from Matthew Wilson, Fixed Asset Manager for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), and Justin Barclay, Asset Management Coordinator for the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), and will

Performance Based Planning and Programming Virtual Roundtable

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Do you know if your agency is on track in setting its transit asset management (TAM) performance targets? Join FTA and co-hosting organizations at this webinar to learn about legislative requirements for performance-based planning as well as the experiences of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and transit agencies working to develop TAM plans and set state of good repair performance

Webinar: Impacts of Laws and Regulations on Automated and Connected Vehicle Introduction in Transit

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Explore issues related to connected vehicle and automated vehicle use in public transportation during this 1.5-hour webinar featuring contributors to Impacts of Laws and Regulations on CV and AV Technology Introduction in Transit Operations, a recent report by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). The webinar will discuss potential barriers imposed by operating policies,

Webinar: FACES Portal Update Training for TrAMS and NTD Users (Session 2)

Thursday, November 16, 2017
FTA is upgrading its Federal Access Control and Entry System (FACES), the portal that allows FTA’s grant recipients and National Transit Database (NTD) reporters to access the platform that houses TrAMS and the NTD. The new FACES platform will provide a single point of entry for multiple FTA systems and will include additional transparency and security features. The portal later will expand to

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