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PRESENTED BY DAVID SPACEK DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF TRANSIT ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

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1 PRESENTED BY DAVID SPACEK DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF TRANSIT ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

2 THE TRAINING DILEMMA: WHY TRAIN THEM IF THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BE HERE LONG? WHAT IF WE DON’T TRAIN THEM AND THEY ARE?

3 NEED FOR THE PROJECT FTA MAIN FUNDING PARTNER IN MANY STATES AND BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR ROLE IS A CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION RETIREMENT OF SENIOR TRANSIT STAFF TURN OVER AT STATE DOT’S AND LOCAL TRANSIT PROVIDERS NEW STAFF HAVING LITTLE OR NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION KNOWLEDGE OR EXPERIENCE NOTHING OFFERED BY FTA OR NATIONAL TRANSIT INSTITUTE

4 DESIGN OBJECTIVES A BASIC OVERVIEW OF FUNDING FROM FTA (10,000 ft. level) EASY TO UNDERSTAND YET COMPREHENSIVE NOT TOO TECHNICAL ON-LINE FORMAT DUE TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS NOT TOO LONG (60-90 min) AND CAN BE START AND STOPPED BY THE USER

5 DESIGN OBJECTIVES BUILT-IN KNOWLEDGE CHECKS HOUSED AT A CENTRAL LOCATION RELEVANT NATIONWIDE UPDATEABLE TIE INTO NCHRP TASK 44 RESEARCH PROJECT

6 HOW DEVELOPED-PART 1 MTAP STEERING COMMITTEE ENDORSEMENT OF NEED DISCUSSIONS WITH FTA-VISION OF AN “FTA TRANSIT INSTITUTE”-2012 MTAP PLEDGING $12,000 FOR MODULE DEVELOPMENT

7 HOW DEVELOPED-PART 2 MTAP’S STEERING COMMITTEE REVIEW ON ALL STAGES OF DEVELPMENT PARTNERED WITH NORTH DAKOTA’S SMALL URBAN AND RURAL TRANSIT CENTER BETA TESTED BY EXPERIENCED AND NEW STAFF AT ILLINOIS, MICHIGAN, AND SOUTH DAKOTA DOT’S FTA REVIEW OF BASIC INFORMATION

8 TOPICS COVERED HISTORY OF FTA MODES OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTAITON ADA’S IMPACT ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION HOW FTA IS FUNDED FLOW OF FUNDS FTA/GRANTEE/SUBRECIPIENT RECIPIENT TYPES AND RELATIONSHIP TO FTA CROSSCUTTING COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS FUNDING PROGRAMS COMPLIANCE OVERSIGHT NTD REPORTING SPECIAL COMPLIANCE REVIEWS

9 BETA TEST COMMENTS VERY INFORMATIVE PRESENTATION FOR ANY NEW STATE OR LOCAL TRANSIT EMPLOYEE PACE WELL TIMED SLIDES NOT TOO CROWED OR BUSY ALL ACTION TABS WORKED SMOOTHLY GOOD SUMMARY EXPLAINING FTA OVERSIGHT AND SPECIAL COMPLIANCE REVEWS

10 CURRENT STATUS AND WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? TRAINING MODULE HOUSED AT AASHTO AND READY TO BE VIEWED BY ANY INTERESTED PARTY FINISH SETTINGUP “THE KNOWLEDGE CHECKS AND ACCESS TO RESULTS” THE USE OF THIS MODULE AS THE INTRO INTO, AND BASIS FOR, DELIVERING THE NCHRP TASK 44 RESEARCH PROJECT “Curriculum for New State DOT Transit Grant Managers in Administering Federal and State Transit Grants” (Sue Knapp and Holly Chase, KFH Group )

11 WEB MODULE DEMO CAN BE ACCESSED BY FOLLOWING LINK BELOW OR BY GOOGLING MTAP’S HOME PAGE AND SCROLL TO “WHAT NEW” IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PAGE on.html on.html

12 THANKS AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR POSITIVE COMMENTS!


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