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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

Webinar: FACES Portal Update Training for TrAMS and NTD Users (Session 1)

Tuesday, November 14, 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

National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference: Transportation at the Center

Sunday, October 29, 2017 to Wednesday, November 1, 2017
RTAP's third annual national conference is intended for rural and tribal transit providers, state 5311 and RTAP program managers, intercity bus operators, mobility managers, and others interested or involved in rural public transportation. The conference will feature workshops, presentations, keynote speakers, FTA updates, and roundtables with a focus on training, tools and best practices. There

Joint State Safety Oversight and Rail Transit Agency Workshop

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017
This workshop will focus on effective rail transit system safety, oversight responsibilities and the State Safety Oversight (SSO) rule certification and implementation. An executive session on Tuesday, October 24 is intended for rail transity agency executives, SSO agency heads, state Department of Transportation secretaries and leaders from FTA. Presentations will be provided by FTA's Office of

Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Raise Revenue

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Join the Transportation Research Board for a 1.5-hour webinar that will explore ways to earn revenue from publicly owned assets, including property owned by transit agencies. Webinar speakers, including FTA’s policy staff, will explore non-traditional ways to add value for transit agencies and encourage development, including air rights, leasing rights-of-way and selling advertising. Presenters

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