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Webinar: Increase in Random Drug Testing Rates

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
This webinar to be held 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, December 18, will cover the upcoming increase in random drug testing rates. Effective January 1, 2019, FTA will increase the minimum rate of random drug testing from 25 percent to 50 percent of covered employees for employers subject to FTA’s drug and alcohol regulation. FTA recently announced this increase in a Federal Register notice and policy letter

Introduction to Transportation Conformity Training Course

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 to Thursday, December 13, 2018
FTA and the National Transit Institute will offer this three-day training course about the relationship between transportation and air quality planning processes to prepare government staff to participate in interagency consultation and work effectively in resolving conformity issues. The course is appropriate for staff working on transportation and conformity issues in FTA, the Federal Highway

Webinar: Coordination with MPOs on TAM Plans and Activities

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
FTA will host the Coordination with MPOs on TAM Plans and Activities webinar 2-3 p.m. ET Wednesday, October 31, 2018, to review how MPOs and transit agencies are coordinating to complete their Transit Asset Management (TAM) plans and associated target setting. The webinar will feature a joint presentation from Shayna Pollock, principal planner from Atlanta Regional Council (ARC), and Karen Winger

FTA Safety Workshop

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 to Thursday, October 25, 2018
This FTA-sponsored safety workshop will focus on effective rail transit system safety, oversight responsibilities, the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program and Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans. The workshop is open to states with rail fixed guideway public transportation systems. We encourage State Safety Oversight (SSO) program managers, their supervisors, and 

Ridership Forecasting with STOPS for Transit Project Planning

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to Thursday, September 20, 2018
The National Transit Institute (NTI) will sponsor a three-day course on transit ridership forecasting using FTA’s Simplified Trips-on-Project Software package (STOPS). 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

Mobility Management Course

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The National Transit Institute (NTI) will sponsor a course on mobility management September 17-18 in Dallas, Texas. Advancing Mobility Management is designed to help build the capacity of transit professionals to implement and scale up mobility management strategies and initiatives and expose participants to promising practices in the field. Mobility management is a strategic approach to

Webinar: Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program Rule (Session 2)

Thursday, August 16, 2018
FTA staff will provide an overview of the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program final rule (49 CFR Part 672) in this one-hour webinar at 2 p.m. ET Thursday, August 16. The session will include applicability and general requirements and end with a question and answer period.  This webinar repeats a session scheduled for August 2.

Webinar: Public Transportation’s Role in Emergency Preparedness

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will host this webinar from 2-3 p.m. ET  Tuesday, August 14, 2018 featuring research examining legal issues that transit agencies may face when an infectious disease epidemic arises. The research is based on the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s latest legal research digest: Public Transit Emergency Preparedness Against Ebola and Other

Webinar: Tribal Transit Program Competitive Funding Opportunity

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
FTA will host a webinar to provide more information about FTA's Tribal Transit Program competitive funding opportunity at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 8. Join FTA program staff to learn more about the funding, application eligibility and criteria, and the submission process. FTA issued its notice of funding on July 11. The Tribal Transit Program (TTP) awards funds competitively to help with

Webinar: Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Final Rule Applicability for Multi-Modal Agencies

Monday, August 6, 2018
This webinar at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 6 will provide information for bus and rail agencies about the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Final Rule, which requires operators of public transportation systems that receive federal funds under FTA's Urbanized Area Formula Grants to develop safety plans. Those plans must include the processes and procedures to implement Safety Management


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