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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

Webinar: Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program Rule (Session 1)

Thursday, August 2, 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 2. The session will include applicability and general requirements and end with a question and answer period.  This webinar will be repeated in a session on August 16.

Webinar: Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan & Safety Certification Training Program Overview (Session 2)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
FTA’s Office of Transit Safety and Oversight will host a webinar providing a high-level overview of the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) final rule and Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP) final rule. Register This is the second of two webinar sessions, with the first session scheduled for July 25.

Webinar: Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan & Safety Certification Training Program Overview (Session 1)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
FTA’s Office of Transit Safety and Oversight will host a webinar providing a high-level overview of the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) final rule and Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP) final rule. Register This webinar will be repeated in a second session on Tuesday, July 31.

Webinar: Consolidation of Rural Public Transportation Services

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
This July 17 webinar to be held at 2 p.m. ET will outline strategies such as consolidation and cooperation to help rural public transportation providers integrate services to increase efficiency, reduce operating expenses, improve the customer experience or achieve other goals -- all based on research conducted through the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. Consolidation of Rural

Transit Asset Management Plans for Small and Medium Providers (Webinar)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
This webinar from 2-3 p.m. ET will focus on how two small/medium agencies are coordinating their agencies’ efforts to complete their Transit Asset Management (TAM) plans. The webinar will feature presentations from Andrew Choi, maintenance operations planner from Long Beach Transit (LBT), and Frank Knorek, compliance analyst from Luzerne County (PA) Transportation Authority (LCTA). Andrew will

Webinar: Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program Notice of Funding

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
This webinar will provide more information about FTA's Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program notice of funding. Join FTA program staff to learn more about the funding opportunity, application eligibility and criteria, and the submission process. FTA issued its notice of funding opportunity for the bus program on June 21. The Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment

Ridership Forecasting with STOPS for Transit Project Planning (June 2018)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to Thursday, June 14, 2018
This course offered by the National Transit Institute (NTI) will cover 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

Webinar: Emergency Relief Allocations for Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Monday, June 11, 2018
On May 31, 2018, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published the Allocation of Public Transportation Emergency Relief Funds in Response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. This notice described how FTA plans to allocate up to $277.5 million in funds appropriated by Congress to assist transit agencies in areas affected by those storms, including in Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Texas,

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