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Webinar: Emergency Relief Allocations for Hurricane Harvey

Thursday, June 7, 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,

Webinar: Broadening Understanding of the Interplay Between Public Transit, Shared Mobility, and Personal Automobiles

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
As ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft gain in popularity, are they affecting the use of public transit and personal automobiles? The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will host a webinar from 2-3 p.m. ET Tuesday, May 15 featuring research from Broadening Understanding of the Interplay Between Public Transit, Shared Mobility, and Personal Automobiles (TCRP Research Report 195). The

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

Monday, May 14, 2018 to Wednesday, May 16, 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: 2018 Competitive Funding Opportunity for Low or No Emission Program

Thursday, May 10, 2018
This 1.5-hour webinar starting at 2 p.m. ET will provide information on the 2018 competitive funding opportunity for FTA's Low or No Emission Program. Register for the webinar.

13th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to Thursday, May 10, 2018
This free three-day conference provides a deep background on procedures for transportation workplace drug and alcohol testing programs and prevention of alcohol misuse and prohibited drug use in transit operators. Participants will choose from a variety of sessions, allowing them to customize what is appropriate for the needs of their agencies and their knowledge of the regulations. Register

Webinar: Relationship Between Transit Asset Condition and Service Quality

Thursday, May 3, 2018
This 1.5-hour webinar hosted by the National Transit Institute scheduled for 2 p.m. ET will review the final research products of the Transit Cooperative Research Program's Relationship Between Transit Asset Condition and Service Quality (TCRP E-11), which provides transit agencies guidance in relating asset condition to service quality and is of immediate value to support capital investment

Webinar: Transit Asset Management for Tribes

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
This 1.5-hour webinar beginning at 2 p.m. ET will provide background information on transit asset management (TAM) and outline the elements of TAM relevant to tribal transit agencies. In June 2016, FTA published the TAM Final Rule, which requires FTA grantees to develop asset management plans for their public transportation assets. The TAM planning process is meant to help agencies establish a

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


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