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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 (

Tribal Transit Grants Webinar

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Considering applying for a Tribal Transit grant in 2017? FTA will host this instructional webinar to provide an overview of the Tribal Transit Program FY 2017 Notice of Funding Opportunity. The webinar will cover who is eligible to apply, evaluation criteria, and application form requirements. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions. Following the webinar, the presentation will be

FTA Joint Development Policies and Procedures Webinar

Thursday, February 9, 2017
This webinar will cover the updated Guidance on Joint Development Circular and best practices for submitting joint development project requests to FTA for review. The webinar will provide information on: General policies, eligibility criteria, and federal requirements regarding FTA-assisted joint development projects, as established in FTA Circular 7050.1A Two updates that affect the eligibility

Deploying Low or No Emission Buses Webinar Session 2

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
This is the second of two webinars FTA will host on deploying low- or no-emission buses. Both webinars feature speakers from agencies that have been successful in deploying zero-emission buses, including recipients of FTA’s Low-No grants. CALSTART and the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) share experiences on how to develop and deploy a low- or no-emission program, focusing on

Deploying Low or No Emission Buses Webinar Session 1

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
This is the first of two webinars FTA will host on deploying low- or no-emission buses. Both webinars will feature speakers from agencies that have been successful in deploying zero-emission buses, including recipients of FTA’s Low-No grants. CALSTART and the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) will share experiences on how to develop and deploy a low- or no-emission program,

Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO) Webinar

Thursday, January 19, 2017
FTA will host this one-hour webinar to provide more information about FTA's Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO). This webinar will be a continuation of the Q&A exchange started in the first ZERO webinar held on January 9. Last November, FTA announced the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to apply for funding to conduct research, demonstrations, testing, and evaluation of zero

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