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TRB 2017 Panel: The Role of Employee Safety Reporting in an Effective Transit Safety Management System

Monday, January 9, 2017
As part of FTA's presence at the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting, we will host a panel on employee safety reporting programs for public transportation systems. The session will focus on how to develop, implement and operate a robust effective program and will provide insights into the benefits of a safety reporting program for public transportation systems as well as the

TRB 2017: Safety Culture Assessment and Improvement Experiences Across Modes: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Sunday, January 8, 2017
As part of FTA's presence at the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting, FTA is hosting this all-day safety workshop. In-depth assessment of an organization’s level of safety culture is becoming more common. This workshop will share case studies from different transportation modes on assessment methodologies along with approaches to strengthen assessment and improvement

Shared Mobility Online Dialogue Webinar

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
FTA’s Shared Mobility Online Dialogue has been open for only a few days, and already we have received a number of ideas for ways we can support the public transportation industry as you explore shared mobility options that improve and expand your transit service. To help you contribute your valuable ideas during the dialogue, FTA will host a how-to webinar to help you navigate the dialogue and

Shared Mobility Online Dialogue

Monday, December 12, 2016 to Friday, January 27, 2017
Advancements in smart phones, web applications and related public transportation technology innovations are driving the growth of shared mobility concepts and on-demand solutions like bike-sharing, car-hailing, and innovative demand-response bus services. As the transit industry embraces partnerships with these shared and on-demand services, transit agency staff and others have sought FTA

Introduction to Transportation Conformity

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 to Thursday, December 8, 2016
FTA and The National Transit Institute (NTI) offer this training course, Introduction to Transportation Conformity, at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning in Chicago, IL. The course will 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

Low and No-Emission Component Assessment Program (LoNo-CAP) Informational Webinar

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Learn more about FTA's Low and No-Emission Component Assessment Program (LoNo-CAP) in this informational webinar. Eligible institutions of higher education may apply for funding to conduct testing, evaluation, and analysis of low- or no-emission components intended for use in buses used to provide public transportation. The deadline for applications is November 28, 2016. Register for the webinar

Environmental Justice Training

Monday, October 24, 2016 to Tuesday, October 25, 2016
FTA and the National Transit Institute (NTI) are offering Introduction to Environmental Justice (EJ) as a hands-on, practical learning session for staff from transit agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, state Departments of Transportation, and US DOT when considering EJ in transportation planning and project development. The course, which provides the basic tenets of EJ principles

Safety Research and Demonstration Grants Webinar

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Join FTA at this webinar to learn more about FTA's recently announced Safety Research & Demonstration (SRD) program. The $7 million funding opportunity allows successful applicants to demonstrate innovative approaches to improve safety for public transportation workers and passengers, including research on new technologies and safer vehicle designs to reduce the potential for accidents.

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Technical Assistance Initiative Webinar

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Does your community have a federally funded transit project? If so, FTA's Transit-Oriented Development technical assistance initiative offers free assistance to support equitable development near your project’s stations. To learn more about this opportunity and the application process, join us for this webinar. Led by FTA in partnership with Smart Growth America, our free technical assistance

Public Transportation Safety Program Final Rule Webinar

Thursday, September 1, 2016
FTA’s Office of Transit Safety and Oversight will host this repeat webinar to discuss the Public Transportation Safety Program Final Rule. Participants only need to register for one session. The webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the rule’s provisions and ask questions related to its implementation.  The Public Transportation Safety Program Final Rule was

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