Upcoming Training Opportunities

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Roadmap to Drafting an Agency Safety Plan for Bus Agencies

Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)
Online Training Course


Course Overview:
This course will provide you with examples of how to translate the requirements of the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Regulation (49 C.F.R. Part 673) into a compliant Agency Safety Plan. Throughout the course you will review a job aid to assist you with developing or updating an Agency Safety Plan that is appropriately scaled to your bus transit agency.


Duration: Approx. 5.0 hours (self-paced)


Who Should Attend:

  • Transit agency personnel who are involved in drafting an Agency Safety Plan for bus transit.
  • State Department of Transportation personnel who are responsible for drafting an Agency Safety Plan on behalf of a small public transportation provider.
  • Contractors who are responsible for assisting in the development of a bus transit agency’s Agency Safety Plan.



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Wheelchair Securement Training

Q'Straint Training Academy
March 26, 2020, 12:00-1:30pm EDT
Interactive Webinar 


Course Overview:

This monthly interactive webinar provides an overview of the range of securement equipment currently available and a comprehensive review of the proper way to secure passengers with special needs and their wheelchairs. Topics covered include:

            - Liability & Best Practices
            - Securement Equipment Operation
            - Equipment Evaluation
            - Securing the Mobility Device
            - Securing the Occupant
            - Sensitivity Training 


Who Should Attend:

Appropriate for both new-hires as well as refresher training for experienced transportation operators and trainers, if your organization is in need of updated training this is the best place to start with in our Training Academy.  All webinar attendees will receive a certificate of completion for their records.  



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Transit Maintenance Leadership Workshop

National Transit Institute (NTI)
May 4-8, 2020
Pittsburgh, PA  


Course Overview:

The National Transit Institute (NTI) is pleased to announce a new delivery of this professional development opportunity, created specifically for senior-level public transit maintenance leaders.
 

You must apply and be accepted to attend this fee-based workshop.
 

The workshop curriculum will:

  • Support the development of leadership skill
  • Explore strategic maintenance planning
  • Facilitate the sharing of best practices
  • Build a network of transit maintenance professionals


For more information, please email:
Amy Gornik, Senior Program Coordinator
abadaracco@nti.rutgers.edu

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Understanding ADA

National Transit Institute (NTI)
May 7th, 2020
Baltimore, MD 


Course Overview:

The goal of this course is to teach transit professionals the legal background of ADA and paratransit requirements. Topics include:

  • ADA legal requirements that apply to public and private transportation related entities
  • 14 service provisions documented in 49 CFR Part 37, Subpart G
  • Requirements to determine if a public or private entity must provide complementary paratransit service
  • Criteria for complementary paratransit service
  • Requirements for existing and new transportation facilities
  • Compliance and enforcement responsibilities of FTA, DOT, and DOJ
  • Responsibilities and compliance procedures for public and private entities
  • Enforcement and investigation processes, including hearings, decisions, and notices


The course is facilitated by industry professionals with extensive experience in paratransit services and the ADA. 


Who Should Attend: 

This course is intended for people who work at a transit agency or provide transit service, those who manage or operate paratransit services, and Federal, State, and local representatives who work with the ADA community. It is recommended that you complete this course before attending other ADA-related courses.

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Substance Abuse Management and Program Compliance

Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)

June 23rd - 25th, 2020
Baltimore, MD 


Course Overview:

 This course is designed to provide the participant with the knowledge to evaluate and self-assess their agency’s drug and alcohol testing program compliance with FTA regulations and industry best-practices. The course involves lecture, videos, Q&A sessions with expert instructors, and peer information sharing. This course promotes a better understanding of FTA substance abuse compliance regulations and their application to transit agency policies and procedures. 


Who Should Attend: 

 Human Resource Managers, Safety Managers, State DOT Representatives (SSO), Third-Party Administrators, Substance Abuse Professionals, Drug & Alcohol Program Managers, Designated Employer Representatives, individuals responsible for the oversight of contractor testing program compliance, safety officers and trainers, contractor's drug and alcohol program managers, agency's drug and alcohol testing program services agents (such as collectors, alcohol test technicians, TPA, MRO, SAP). 


Contact: 

Sandra Hodgerson

sandra.hodgerson.ctr@dot.gov

(405) 954-9267

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Transit Bus System Safety

Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)
May 18th - 22nd, 2020
Lynchburg, VA
(Sponsored by VTLP)


Course Overview:
Study the four pillars of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and how SMS and System Safety work together to help create a safer working environment. Discover how the application of engineering and management principles, criteria and techniques can help to lower safety risk to acceptable levels. Explore the concepts of safety climate, safety risk management, the hazard reduction matrix as well as the hazard reduction precedence.


Who Should Attend:
Agency Safety Plan (ASP) developers, implementers, and administrators, Transit Executive Managers, Human Resource Managers, Facility Managers, Risk Managers, Auditors, Design Engineering Vendors, Construction Vendors, Bus Transit Safety Managers, Safety Supervisors, Equipment Maintenance Managers, Equipment Maintenance Supervisors


Contact:
Jamie McAlvain
jamie.mcalvain.ctr@dot.gov
(405) 954-1116


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Advancing Mobility Management

National Transit Institute (NTI)
June 16th - 17th, 2020
Ithaca, NY


Course Overview: 
Many transit agencies are embracing the concept of ‘mobility management’, which is a strategic approach to designing and delivering transportation services that starts and ends with the customer. It begins with a community vision in which the entire transportation network - public transit, private operators, cycling and walking, volunteer drivers, and others - works together with customers, planners, and stakeholders to deliver the transportation options that best meet the community's needs.
 

Traditionally, mobility management has focused on meeting the needs of individuals and groups (e.g., people with disabilities, older adults, low-income), in particular by coordinating and improving human services transportation. However, when implemented with a systems perspective, mobility management can move transit agencies away from their roles as fixed-route service operators and toward collaboration with other transportation providers. The idea behind this approach is to create a full range of well integrated mobility services within a community, that meets the needs of all customers better.
 

This course is designed to help build the capacity of transit professionals to implement and scale up mobility management strategies and initiatives and expose participants to promising practices in the field. Topics to be addressed include but not limited to:

  • Leading change in your organization and community
  • Articulating a mobility management vision, goals and desired outcomes
  • Building connections among integration partners
  • Tools to assist in partnership development
  • Measuring mobility management success and performance
  • Program and project implementation
  • Communication, outreach and marketing


Who Should Attend:
Mobility management professionals with 1-5 years of experience in transportation or mobility-related field and who play a role in implementing mobility management strategies, including: public transit agency professionals; 5310 sub-recipients; human services transportation providers; planning organization professionals; Veterans Administration employees; Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) service providers and others.


Fee: $300.00 for Contractor, Consulting, Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other.  Free for all others. 


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Transit Bus System Safety

Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) 

July 13th - 17th, 2020 

Landover, MD 


Course Overview: 
Study the four pillars of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and how SMS and System Safety work together to help create a safer working environment. Discover how the application of engineering and management principles, criteria and techniques can help to lower safety risk to acceptable levels. Explore the concepts of safety climate, safety risk management, the hazard reduction matrix as well as the hazard reduction precedence. 


Who Should Attend:
Agency Safety Plan (ASP) developers, implementers, and administrators, Transit Executive Managers, Human Resource Managers, Facility Managers, Risk Managers, Auditors, Design Engineering Vendors, Construction Vendors, Bus Transit Safety Managers, Safety Supervisors, Equipment Maintenance Managers, Equipment Maintenance Supervisors


Contact: 

Jamie McAlvain
jamie.mcalvain.ctr@dot.gov
405-954-1116


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