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									                                            TxDOT Public Transportation Division (PTN)
                                            Schedule of Training, Events, and Holidays
                                                        November 1, 2011
  This calendar is posted for the convenience of public transit agencies; TxDOT does not endorse or recommend any specific vendor for training.
  The information posted is not inclusive and is subject to change. New postings each month are shown with the Class Name highlighted. For
  more information, contact the PTN Training Program Manager at PTN_Training@txdot.gov.
  TxDOT provides tuition and travel reimbursement scholarships for transit agency employees to obtain training as funding allows.
  NOTE: Applicants must contact the entity listed in the “Notes” column for registration.

                                                                 November 2011
Class Name                          Dates   Location / Host         Event         Course Fee      Notes
                                                                    Provider
Certified Safety and Security        1-3    Odessa/TxDOT            CTAA               n/a        2 ½ day training event open to one attendee per
Manager Training                                                                                  5311, 5307 or 5310 agency. Application
                                                                                                  required in advance by CTAA and must be
                                                                                                  submitted to CTAA before October 14 –
                                                                                                  contact ptn_training@txdot.gov to request
                                                                                                  application form; Scholarships available –
                                                                                                  contact: ptn_training@txdot.gov
ITS Annual Meeting                   9-11   Embassy Suites/San      TTI/ITS           varies      Register directly through TTI website:
                                            Marcos                  America                       http://tti.tamu.edu/conferences/its11/; Conference
                                                                                                  – no scholarships available
Veterans Day                          11                                                          Holiday – offices closed
Did You Hear Me? Ensuring             15    Webinar                 Great Lakes        n/a        Register directly with Great Lakes:
Effective Communication With Your                                   ADA Center                    http://www.ada-audio.org/Schedule/
Customers
FY 2012 Triennial Review            15-16   Worthington Hotel/      FTA/Reid           n/a        Register directly through FTA website:
Workshop                                    Ft. Worth               Consulting                    http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/FY_2012_FTA
                                                                                                  _TRIENNIAL_REVIEW_WORKSHOP.pdf or
                                                                                                  contact Mariela Perdomo with questions at 571-
                                                                                                  257-5090, ext. 221; Scholarships available –
                                                                                                  contact: ptn_training@txdot.gov
Strollers, Carts and Other Large      17    Webinar                 NTI                n/a        Register directly with NTI:
Items on Buses and Trains                                                                         http://www.ntionline.com/courses/courseinfo.php?
                                                                                                  id=213
FY 2012 Triennial Review            17-18   Worthington Hotel/      FTA/Reid           n/a        Register directly through FTA website:
                                            Ft. Worth               Consulting                    http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/FY_2012_FTA
                                                                                                  _TRIENNIAL_REVIEW_WORKSHOP.pdf or
                                                                                                  contact Mariela Perdomo with questions at 571-
                                                                                                  257-5090, ext. 221; Scholarships available –
                                                                                                  contact: ptn_training@txdot.gov
Thanksgiving                        24-25                                                         Holiday – offices closed



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                                                                December 2011
Class Name                           Dates   Location / Host         Event            Course Fee      Notes
                                                                     Provider
Promising Practices and Solutions      1     Webinar                  Easter Seals                    Register directly with ESPA:
in Accessible Transportation: Rail                                   Project Action                   http://projectaction.easterseals.com/site/Calendar
Accessibility – Ensuring Equal                                                                        ?view=Detail&id=36385
Access to a Growing Transportation
Mode
Transit Response to Bus Hijackings     5     Houston/MTA of Harris        TSI             $30         Register directly with TSI:
                                             County                                                   https://www.tsi.dot.gov/tsilms/ClassListing.aspx?
                                                                                                      CourseID=18&AOE=1; Scholarships available –
                                                                                                      contact ptn_training@txdot.gov
Identifying IED Threats to Public      7     Houston/MTA of Harris        TSI             $30         Register directly with TSI:
Transit                                      County                                                   https://www.tsi.dot.gov/tsilms/ClassListing.aspx?
                                                                                                      CourseID=17&AOE=1; Scholarships available –
                                                                                                      contact ptn_training@txdot.gov
Transit Industrial Safety             7-10   Houston/MTA of Harris        TSI             $80         Register directly with TSI:
Management                                   County                                                   https://www.tsi.dot.gov/tsilms/ClassListing.aspx?
                                                                                                      CourseID=5&AOE=1; Scholarships available –
                                                                                                      contact ptn_training@txdot.gov
Open Dialogue with the Department      13    Webinar                 Great Lakes           n/a        Register directly with Great Lakes:
of Justice                                                           ADA Center                       http://www.ada-audio.org/Schedule/
Grant Writing                        12-13   NCTCOG/Arlington        Grant Writing        $425        Register directly with Grant Writing USA:
                                                                     USA                (use code     http://grantwritingusa.com/grants-training/grant-
                                                                                      TXDOT for $30   writing-workshops/arlington-texas-december-
                                                                                        discount)     2011.html; Scholarships available – contact
                                                                                                      ptn_training@txdot.gov
Christmas                              26                                                             Holiday – offices closed




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                                                                   January 2012
Class Name                           Dates   Location / Host         Event         Course Fee   Notes
                                                                     Provider
Martin Luther King Day                 16                                                       Holiday – offices closed
Refresh on the 2010 ADA                17    Webinar                 Great Lakes        n/a     Register directly with Great Lakes:
                     th
Standards – March 15 is Just                                         ADA Center                 http://www.ada-audio.org/Schedule/
Around the Corner
Confederate Heroes Day                 19                                                       Holiday - offices closed
Transit Operators Meeting              25    Austin/TxDOT Austin                        n/a     Semi-Annual Meeting – no preregistration
                                             District Office                                    necessary; meeting – no scholarships available
Toolbox for Transit Operator           26    Austin/TxDOT Austin                        n/a     One-half day training from 8:00-12 noon; Register
Fatigue                                      District Office                                    by email with name, position and agency of those
                                                                                                planning to attend: ptn_training@txdot.gov;
                                                                                                scholarships available – contact
                                                                                                ptn_training@txdot.gov
Limited English Proficiency – Four     31    San Antonio/TxDOT       SURTC              n/a     Full day training required for all agencies with
Factor Analysis Training                                                                        FTA funding through TxDOT PTN – one
                                                                                                participant only per agency should attend in
                                                                                                region located; Register by emailing the training
                                                                                                location, name, position and agency of those
                                                                                                planning to attend: ptn_training@txdot.gov;
                                                                                                limited scholarships available – contact
                                                                                                ptn_training@txdot.gov




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                                                                February 2012
Class Name                            Dates   Location / Host     Event         Course Fee   Notes
                                                                  Provider
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) –     2     Houston/TxDOT       SURTC              n/s     Full day training required for all agencies with
Four Factor Analysis Training                                                                FTA funding through TxDOT PTN – one
                                                                                             participant only per agency should attend in
                                                                                             region located; Register by emailing the training
                                                                                             location, name, position and agency of those
                                                                                             planning to attend: ptn_training@txdot.gov;
                                                                                             limited scholarships available – contact
                                                                                             ptn_training@txdot.gov
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) –     7     Lubbock/TxDOT       SURTC              n/a     Full day training required for all agencies with
Four Factor Analysis Training                                                                FTA funding through TxDOT PTN – one
                                                                                             participant only per agency should attend in
                                                                                             region located; Register by emailing the training
                                                                                             location, name, position and agency of those
                                                                                             planning to attend: ptn_training@txdot.gov;
                                                                                             limited scholarships available – contact
                                                                                             ptn_training@txdot.gov
Limited English Proficiency (LEP)       9     Mesquite/TxDOT      SURTC              n/a     Full day training required for all agencies with
Guidance – Four Factor Analysis                                                              FTA funding through TxDOT PTN – one
Training                                                                                     participant only per agency should attend in
                                                                                             region located; Register by emailing the training
                                                                                             location, name, position and agency of those
                                                                                             planning to attend: ptn_training@txdot.gov;
                                                                                             limited scholarships available – contact
                                                                                             ptn_training@txdot.gov
2012 Texas Transportation Forum       15-17   San Antonio                          varies    Register directly through website:
                                                                                             http://www.dot.state.tx.us/ttf/Registration.htm;
                                                                                             Conference – scholarships not available
Presidents Day                          20                                                   Holiday - offices closed




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                                                 Description of Training and Events
FY 2012 Triennial Review Workshop
Congress mandates triennial reviews for transit systems receiving Section 5307 program funds. This 2-day workshop provides guidance and
reference material in each of the areas subject to review. Attendees are made aware of any new requirements that will be included in the review,
as well as being better prepared for the upcoming review.

Certified Safety and Security Manager Training
This program is designed to help transportation programs meet all of their responsibilities in regard to safety and security. A Certified Safety and
Security Manager is training to assist in preparedness of public and community transportation operations, and to maximize a transit system’s
ability to provide safe and secure transit service. The CSSM is trained to:
     Review existing system safety standards
     Identify and address FTA safety program benchmarks
     Highlight system strengths
     Identify areas for improvement, and
     Develop a safety, security and emergency preparedness program
The 3 step certification process includes application, completion of 2 day training program and successfully passing of CSSM examination
(additional ½ day). The usual exam fees are waived for this specific training session as the program is sponsored by TxDOT.

Did You Hear Me? Ensuring Effective Communication with your Customers
Join this webinar session to learn about the obligations of medical providers, lawyers, tax preparers, local and state government agencies,
social service providers, etc. to ensure that their customers are able to communicate with them.

Identifying IED Threats to Public Transit
This seminar demonstrates how to prepare for and initially respond to acts of terrorism involving explosives, how to implement a plan,
procedures to respond to an explosive incident, and how to manage an incident.

ITS Texas Annual Meeting
The theme for the 2011 meeting is: ITS 2020: What’s Your Vision?

Limited English Proficiency Guidance – Four Factor Analysis
This training will assist local transit agencies in conducting the Four Factor Analysis to meet the Limited English Proficiency FTA Title VI
requirement. Agencies can expect to come away with templates and valuable resources for an agency's use as they work toward meeting
this mandatory requirement.

Open Dialogue with the Department of Justice
Join us for an update of DOJ’s Enforcement and Guidance Activities and pose your questions to our speaker. This is an interactive session
and you are encouraged to bring your tough issues and concerns forward.

Refresh on the 2010 ADA Standards – March 15 Is Just Around the Corner
This webinar is designed to give an overview of the major differences between the 1991 ADA Standards and the 2010 ADA Standards.




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Effective March 15, 2012, new construction and alterations undertaken by entities covered by the ADA will be required to comply with the
2010 ADA Standards.

Strollers, Carts and Other Large Items on Buses and Trains
With the exception of wheelchairs and various mobility devices, policies regarding bicycles, strollers, luggage, carts and other large items
are developed in response to circumstances experienced by transit agencies. This webinar will highlight practices implemented by transit
agencies to address this topic.

Toolbox for Transit Operator Fatigue: Putting the Report into Action
Toolbox for Transit Operator Fatigue offers a variety of resources, methods and techniques to deal with operator fatigue. A primary goal of
the toolbox is to provide a structured process for implementing a fatigue management program that incorporates appropriate tools. Some
tools are geared to the individual operator while others are for use by supervisors and managers involved in aspects of daily service
planning and delivery.

Transit Industrial Safety Management
The purpose of this course is to develop, implement and maintain an industrial safety management program following Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) principles and guidelines for the transit workplace. Emphasis is on human factors, proactive policies,
identification of hazards and unsafe practices, hazards controls and resolution.

Transit Response to Bus Hijackings Seminar
Participants will learn how to respond to acts of terrorism, including workplace violence, and how to develop and implement plans and
procedures for responding to hijackings. Participants will learn how to gain access to a bus and resolve the incident with minimal public
endangerment.




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