Apr
10
Wed
TTA Training: Equity in Action: Navigating Title VI, DBE, and EEO – in-person workshop @ Brazos Transit District
Apr 10 – Apr 11 all-day

Day 1: April 10, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central

Day 2: April 11, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Brazos Transit,  2117 Nuches Ln. Bryan, TX 77803

Instructor: Amy Crossin, RLS & Associates

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Description: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. This one and one-half day course covers the overall Title VI requirements, including Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) requirements as they relate to the provision of public transportation services.

Title VI: The Title VI topic will provide an introduction to Title VI, the framework for the requirements, and how to implement a Title VI program and policy. The training will encompass the requirements for providing language assistance to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals, public outreach, complaint procedures, reporting and documentation, and staff training and awareness.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE): FTA Section 5311 Subrecipients are required to comply with the applicable provisions of the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) regulations 49 CFR Part 26, as revised. This three-hour portion of the training will contain a review of the regulation, the thresholds for determining when a DBE Program is required, the components of such a program (eg. policy, good-faith effort, identifying and certified DBEs, etc.), required DBE contract language, the establishment of DBE goals, DBE reporting, and other applicable requirements.

Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO): The Federal Transit Administration enforces EEO requirements for recipients of federal assistance to ensure nondiscrimination in employment practices. Key points covered in the training include fairness, equity, and inclusivity in the workforce and contracting practices to promote the benefits of federally funded transit programs to all members of the community.

Note that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, because of their complexity, are covered only broadly in this workshop.

Apr
17
Wed
TTA Training: Fundamentals of Project Management – webinar @ Webinar
Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Date/Time: April 17, 2024, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central

Instructor: Jeremy Johnson-Miller, Easterseals

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Description: This webinar is designed to provide transit professionals with the essential knowledge and skills required to manage complex projects. The training will cover the fundamentals of project management, including project planning, budgeting, and stakeholder engagement. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the latest tools and techniques for project management, as well as best practices for delivering projects on time and within budget. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have a solid understanding of project management principles and be better equipped to manage transit projects successfully.

Apr
23
Tue
TTA Training: Microtransit as a Part of an Integrated Transit System – virtual two day workshop @ virtual two day workshop
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm

Date/Time: April 23-24, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central

Instructor: A.T. Stoddard, LSC Transportation Consultants

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Description: Microtransit is often promoted as a service to solve many of the challenges faced by public transit systems. In this seminar, participants will be introduced to the concept of microtransit to understand what it is, how it operates, and some of the benefits and limitations of microtransit. Specific topics to be covered include:

  • Characteristics of microtransit
  • Factors to consider for implementation of microtransit
  • Estimating potential demand
  • Performance characteristics
  • Cost of microtransit
  • In-house or contract operations
  • Integration with complementary paratransit service
  • Integration with fixed-route service
  • Presenting the case for or against microtransit
  • Examples of microtransit implementation
Apr
29
Mon
TTA Training: CARES Frontline Supervisor Certification (In-person) @ AACOG, ART Training Room,
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

Title: CARES Frontline Supervisor Certification

Dates/Time: April 29-30, 2024, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central

Location: AACOG, ART Training Room, 8200 Perrin Beitel, San Antonio, TX 78218

Instructor: Carol Wright Kenderdine, Carol Wright Consulting

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Description: This 2-day certification workshop provides frontline supervisors and middle management personnel with the skills and tools necessary to manage their staff, department, and workload efficiently and effectively.  Investing in the development of frontline supervisors leads to improved engagement, productivity, retention, and motivation.  This course provides new and seasoned supervisors with proven management tools and techniques; methods to increase employee engagement; advice on avoiding common supervisory pitfalls; skills for navigating being in the middle between upper management and frontline staff; and more.  Scenarios, hands-on learning, facilitated large group and paired discussions, peer learning and other interactive techniques are used throughout the training.  Take-home resources will be provided to use immediately at your agency.  A certification test is given at the end of the course on materials covered.  Participants must score 85% or better to receive their certification.

May
1
Wed
TTA Training: CARES Transit Management Certification (In-person) @ AACOG, ART Training Room
May 1 – May 2 all-day

Dates/Time: May 1-2, 2024, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central

Location: AACOG, ART Training Room, 8200 Perrin Beitel, San Antonio, TX 78218

Instructor: Carol Wright Kenderdine, Carol Wright Consulting

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Description: This 2-day certification workshop provides the fundamental skills of transit management for new transit managers as well as providing a refresher for experienced managers who want to review their overall program.  The class has modules which cover Human Resources; Finances; Operations and Service Design; Vehicle and Facilities Management; Title VI, Civil Rights, and the ADA; and Customer Service.  The course uses interactive techniques for involving all participants including scenarios, paired and large group discussion, Q & A for each module, and handout resources to take home.  A certification test will be given at the end of the course based on presented materials.  Participants must score 85% or better to receive their certification.

May
15
Wed
TTA Training: Planning for Program Sustainability (webinar) @ Webinar
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: Planning for Program Sustainability

Dates/Time: May 15, 2024, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central

Instructor: Carol Wright Kenderdine, Carol Wright Consulting

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Description: This webinar will teach participants how to develop a sustainability plan for their organization and/or programs. Topics covered will include identifying environmental and social impacts, setting sustainability goals, creating action plans, and tracking progress. We will also discuss best practices for engaging stakeholders and communicating sustainability efforts to customers and other stakeholders. By the end of the webinar, participants will have a clear understanding of how to create and implement a sustainability plan that aligns with their organization’s values and goals.

Jun
5
Wed
TTA Training: Marketing Your Transit Program (Webinar) @ Webinar
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: Marketing Your Transit Program (Webinar)

Date/ Time: June 5, 20241:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central

Instructor: Jeremy Johnson-Miller, Easterseals

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Description: Current riders, family members or even future riders, visit your website and social media platforms for service information before even calling to schedule a ride. This is why it is so important to maintain your front-facing web materials and social media to clearly communicate the services being provided and easily understood – and if the information presented is difficult to understand, those riders could choose not to ride your bus. This Express Workshop will get you started on the right path to communicating and presenting the services offered. The presenter will offer industry insights and showcase the tools available for transit agencies.

Jul
16
Tue
TTA Evening Reception (Austin) @ TBD
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TTA will host and Evening Reception in Austin for our members.  Details, like the location and time will be announced in the near future.

Jul
17
Wed
TxDOT Semi-annual Operators Meeting @ The University of Texas at Austin Commons Conference Center
Jul 17 all-day

 8:30a.m., at The University of Texas at Austin Commons Conference Center, 10100 Burnet Road Austin, TX, in the Big Tex 1.102 room

Please remember to print out a parking pass before you arrive and place on your dashboard

Contact Robbi Smith, with TxDOT for more information.

Robbi Smith, MPA, CTCM

Communications Manager

Public Transportation Division

(512) 500-6341/mobile

Email – robbi.smith@txdot.gov

Jul
30
Tue
TTA Training: Effective Communication and Disability Etiquette (Webinar) @ Webinar
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Title: Effective Communication and Disability Etiquette (Webinar)

Date/Time: July 30, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Central

Instructor:  Kristi McLaughlin, Easterseals Project Action

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Description: This webinar on disability etiquette aims to educate individuals on appropriate behavior and communication with people with disabilities. The webinar covers various topics such as understanding disability, language usage, body language, accessibility, and laws and policies related to accessibility and disability.