CTAI Training & Education Series


CTAI 2015 Conference & EXPO
September 22-24, 2015
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho

Registration to open in May!



Webinar: Creating Smart Paths for Connected Cities
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

Date: February 26, 2015
Time: 8:30 to 10:00 am MT
Cost: Free

"Connected cities"-where information networks connect city systems including transportation, utilities, and public services-have enormous potential to enhance the livability of our streets and quality of life for residents. Connected vehicle technologies, integrated sensors, big data analytics, cloud computing, mobile devices, social media, the smart grid, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are converging to transform the future of our cities, making them smarter and their citizens more connected than ever before. To help shape this future, the U.S. DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) is launching a Connected Cities Research Program.

Webinar: Collaborations, Mergers and Strategic Alliances
Source: National Highway Institute

Date: March 18, 2015
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm MDT
Cost: Free to Alliance cfor Biking and Walking Members | $15 General

As nonprofits consider strategies for the future, it is not unusual for a board or staff to explore the possibility of collaborating or entering into strategic alliances with other organizations. Before formalizing an agreement, it is helpful to be familiar with common pitfalls and challenges. Join this webinar for suggestions and considerations on all levels of collaboration, from partnership agreements to joint programming to collaborative fundraising to mergers and acquisitions. 

Webinar: Ethics in Transit Decision-Making
Source: National RTAP

Date: March 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm MDT
Cost: Free

There seems to be a growing number of ethical scandals all over the globe and in the United States. Some argue there is an increased need for teaching ethics in our educational system as well as a need for improved ethics in the workplace. 

What is ethics? Is ethics merely the difference between right and wrong or good and bad? What issues should be considered in ethical decision making? Various decision-making tests exists for ethics and will be examined during this webinar. Join Jill Hough, director of the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center (SURTC), as she explores this hot topic in transit. 

FY 2015 Tribal Transit Workshop
Source: FTA

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be holding a free workshop for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Tribal Transit Program (TTP) in Denver, Colorado on April 1-2, 2015.

There is no registration fee for attending the workshop, but you must register in advance. If you are interested in attending this course, please complete the registration packet enclosed and return it tottpworkshops@thedmpgroup.com. Travel expenses and accommodations for participating in this training session are eligible expenses under your FTA Tribal Transit grant as long as you have those administrative expenses covered in your budget for this fiscal year.
The FTA TTP Workshop will provide training and “best practices” on managing FTA TTP grants. Areas that will be discussed include: Legal and Technical Capacity, Grant Administration, Financial Management, National Transit Database (NTD), Charter Bus, Asset Management, Procurement, Buy America, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Drug-Free Workplace Act, and Drug and Alcohol Program. There will be a Questions and Answer session at the end of each discussion area.

The FTA TTP workshop is designed for Tribal Transit professionals who manage FTA funded programs or projects, or manage transit service or compliance programs. The workshop is designed to help attendees broaden their understanding of the FTA and other federal rules and regulations that shape and define their programs.

Webinar: Achieving Sustainable Transportation through Collaboration 
Source: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Date: April 14, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm MDT
Cost: $49.00

TRB will conduct a webinar on April 14, 2015, from 11:00pm to 12:30pm MDT that will summarize NCFRP Report 28: Sustainability Strategies Addressing Supply Chain Air Emissions, which identifies potential strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from supply chains. Webinar presenters will address how to collaborate across the supply chain, whether it is through public-private partnerships, engaging the private sector, or embedding new practices in traditional business operations. 

10th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference - April 28-30, 2015
Source: FTA

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is hosting the 10th Annual Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference on April 28-30, 2015

This FREE three-day Conference will provide attendees with a solid background on 49 CFR Part 40 (Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs) and 49 CFR Part 655 (Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operators). The Conference will be an exceptional opportunity for those both new and old to the transit industry with sessions tailored to both groups.

CTAA Community Transportation EXPO
Source: CTAA

Where: Tampa, Florida
Tampa Convention Center
When: May 31-June 5, 2015
Cost: $800 - $1,500 

The CTAA Community Transportation EXPO features two mini-conferences; Intensive Trainings, including: Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) Train the Trainer, Vehicle Maintenance Management and Inspection (VMMI); Workshops in (8) different tracks; General sessions and of course the EXPO and trade fair. Early bird registration ends May 4, 2015.

Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials Annuals (WASHTO) Conference
Source: WASHTO

Where: Boise, ID
When: July 19-22, 2015

In July 2015, transportation professionals will gather in Boise, Idaho for the 2015 Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (WASHTO) Annual Conference.

WASHTO 2015 will be attended by State Department of Transportation Directors, Chief Engineers, and executive leadership from the 18 westernmost states in the country, as well as executives from the US Department of Transportation and Federal Highways Administration. Other notable attendees are national transportation leaders from the private sector and academia. 
Approximately 500 attendees will be on hand to experience WASHTO 2015, which will feature informative breakout sessions, technical tours and information covering all areas of interest in highway transportation. 

The National Transit Institute (NTI) put on a webinar series in 2013 called Introduction to Asset Management, the webinar series was recorded and is now available to view on their YouTube page.



If you have suggestions for training opportunities you would like to see offered in your community, please contact Shari Fernandez at sfernandez@ctai.org or your District Mobility Manager.