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Transit Asset Management (TAM) Webinar: Building an Asset Inventory

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
This webinar will highlight examples of how transit agencies can build their asset inventories. The webinar will feature presentations from Doug Holcomb and Athena Ullah, from Greater Bridgeport Transit and Metrolink, respectively.  The TAM Asset Inventory webinar is part of a webinar series FTA plans to host in 2017 to address important topics relating to Transit Asset Management. TAM is an

Transit Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment Course

Monday, May 15, 2017 to Wednesday, May 17, 2017
FTA and the National Transit Institute (NTI) are offering this Transit Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment course to present FTA's procedures and methods for predicting and assessing noise and vibration impacts from proposed mass transit projects. The training modules in this three-day course closely follow the procedures contained in FTA's guidance document, Transit Noise and Vibration Impact

Webinar: Current Trends in Multi-Agency Transit Electronic Fare Systems

Thursday, May 11, 2017
As new electronic fare payment systems continue to expand and evolve, join researchers from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) to learn about their research into the growing complexity of e-fare systems at this webinar. Electronic fare payment systems have transformed transit in the United States, enabling better data collection, integrated fare solutions, customer conveniences, and

2017 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Low or No Emission Vehicle Program Webinar

Thursday, May 11, 2017
FTA's Low-No Program supports the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities. Learn more about the

Changes to the "Create New Application Format" in TrAMS

Thursday, May 4, 2017
This training and demonstration for FTA grantees will cover changes, which will be effective May 5, to incorporate the required Application Executive Summary OMB Questions in TrAMS. Any user who creates new applications or creates amendments or budget revisions in TrAMS are encouraged to participate in this webinar, where we will demonstrate and discuss: questions added to the "create application

TrAMS Refresher Training for Recipient User Managers

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
This training and demonstration program is intended for FTA grantees who have the User Manager role in the Transit Award Management System (TrAMS). In this two-hour session, we will demonstrate and discuss: How to activate users and assign them roles in the system How to manage users How to deactivate users Provide an update on FTA’s user management security policies and annual user re-

Simplified Trips-on-Project Software (STOPS) for Transit Ridership Forecasting

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 to Thursday, May 4, 2017
This spring, the National Transit Institute (NTI) will sponsor two offerings of the Simplified Trips-on-Project Software (STOPS) course. FTA developed the transit ridership forecasting course to provide training on STOPS and its usefulness in transit project planning. This course will be held in Chicago. FTA released STOPS in September 2013 as an optional ridership-forecasting method for sponsors

FTA Annual State Safety & Oversight Training & Workshop

Monday, April 24, 2017 to Friday, April 28, 2017
FTA's Transit Safety and Oversight annual State Safety Oversight (SSO) Training and Workshop provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and sharing of information on SSO Program initiatives and priorities. This year's session will address critical certification requirements, training, and directions.The training and workshop is an FTA-sponsored event open to state Department of Transportations, 

12th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to Thursday, April 20, 2017
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.

Introduction to Transportation Conformity

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to Thursday, March 30, 2017
FTA and the National Transit Institute (NTI) are offering this training course, Introduction to Transportation Conformity, to provide basic information about conformity requirements and the relationship between transportation and air quality planning. The course is designed for new staff as well as senior staff unfamiliar with the conformity process who work at Federal Highway Administration (

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