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February 11 - February 14, 2024

APTA Marketing, Communications, and Customer Experience Workshop

New Orleans, LA



February 11 | February 14, 2024

Mark your calendar for the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2024 Marketing, Communications, and Customer Experience Workshop in New Orleans! This year’s event will consist of an intensive and interactive workshop that focuses on all aspects of public transportation marketing and communications, including media relations, customer experience, social media, ridership initiatives, and best practices. All public transportation personnel involved in marketing, communications, media relations, advertising, social media, planning, research, service development, and customer service are encouraged to come.

For more information on the upcoming 2024 APTA Marketing, Communications, and Customer Experience Workshop use the link below:


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December 3 - December 6, 2023

5th National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference

Myrtle Beach, SC



December 3 | December 6, 2023

Mark your calendar for the 5th National Rural Transit Assistance Program’s (RTAP) Technical Assistance Conference. This year’s event will be taking place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

For more information on the 5th National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference use the link below:

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November 29 - November 29, 2023

Approaches to Childcare Support in the Transit Industry

Online

Event Start Time: 2:00 pm ET
Event End Time: 3:00 pm ET



November 29 | November 29, 2023

Lack of access to affordable childcare is often a major employment barrier for workers in the transit industry. Join the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) for a pivotal discussion in our upcoming webinar on “Approaches to Childcare Support in the Transit Industry” Wednesday, November 29, from 2:00-3:00 PM EST. Be part of the conversation tackling one of the most pressing challenges in the transit workforce — the need for accessible and affordable childcare.

In this session, representatives from various agencies and organizations will share their approaches to creating childcare solutions tailored for their transit employees. Presenters will delve into the inception of their programs, their ongoing hurdles, and the successes that have marked their journey.

Pre-register now to secure your space for this webinar. If you have any questions, email them in advance to sgleason@transportcenter.org.


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November 16, 2023

Women in Frontline Transit Apprenticeships

Online

Event Start Time: 1:30 pm ET



November 16, 2023

In recognition of this National Apprenticeship Week, the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) is hosting a webinar on Women in Frontline Apprenticeships on November 16 at 1:30 pm ET. TWC will highlight transit agencies’ tremendous progress implementing apprenticeship programs for various transit occupations.

This event will include:

  • Presentations about the benefits of registered apprenticeship for women, transit agencies, and the larger community
  • A panel of women in registered apprenticeship programs at transit agencies across the country
  • Opportunities to ask TWC staff and panelists questions

Register for TWC’s Women in Frontline Transit Apprenticeships using the link below:


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November 15 - November 17, 2023

CTA Fall Conference & Expo

Pasadena, CA



November 15 | November 17, 2023

Mark your calendar for the 58th Annual California Transit Administrations (CTA) Fall Conference. This year’s event will be taking place at the in the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.

Register for CTA’s 58th Annual Fall Conference using the link below:


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October 29 - November 1, 2023

2023 Louisiana Public Transit Conference

New Orleans, LA



October 29 | November 1, 2023

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Louisiana Public Transit Conference. This year’s event will be taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Intercontinental Hotel New Orleans.

Register for the 2023 Louisiana Public Transit Conference using the link below:


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October 23 - October 25, 2023

Arkansas Public Transportation Conference

Eureka Springs, AR



October 23 | October 25, 2023

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Arkansas Public Transportation Conference held at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs Arkansas.

Register for the 2023 Arkansas Public Transportation Conference using the link below:


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October 8 - October 11, 2023

APTA’s 2023 TRANSform Conference

Orlando, FL



October 8 | October 11, 2023

Mark you calendar for the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2023 annual TRANSform Conference. APTA’s TRANSform Conference is the flagship event for public transportation professionals to engage in workshops, experience technical tours, and network with colleagues.  This year’s event will be taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Join keynote speakers and educational sessions that explore key topics, including transformative technology, mental health awareness, community building, innovative funding, and finance, safety and security, workforce development, worldwide mega projects, and more.

Register for APTA’s 2023 annual TRANSform Conference using the link below:


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October 5 - October 5, 2023

FTA’s Safety Advisory 23-1: Bus-to-Person Collisions Webinar

Online

Event Start Time: 2:00 pm ET
Event End Time: 3:00 pm ET



October 5 | October 5, 2023

Mark your calendar for the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Bus-to-Person Collision Safety Advisory webinar on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 2 p.m. ET. The webinar will review key elements from the Safety Advisory, share resources available to assist transit agencies with safety risk assessments and mitigation implementation pertaining to bus-to-person collisions, and it will feature a transit agency guest speaker who will share their experience with addressing risk associated with bus-to-person collisions, including mitigation strategies and lessons learned.

Register for the Bus-to-Person Collision Safety Advisory webinar using the link below:

 


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September 26 - September 28, 2023

ZEB Conference

San Diego, CA



September 26 | September 28, 2023

Mark your calendar for the Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Conference. This year’s event will be taking place at the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego California. ZEB Con is the premier event for transportation professionals leading the charge to electrification.

Register for the 2023 BEB Conference using the link below:


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September 24 - September 28, 2023

26th National Transportation in Indian Country Conference

Anchorage, AK



September 24 | September 28, 2023

Mark your calendar for the National Transportation in Indian Country Conference (NTICC) . This year’s event will be taking place at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Join NTICC and gain access to training and an opportunity to engage with federal officials and their Tribal transportation peers regarding Tribal transportation issues and challenges. NTICC provides information and resources for all who are committed to improving the transportation infrastructure of Indian Country and the safety of those who live, work, and travel the roadways of Alaska Native and Native American lands.

Register for the 26th Annual NTICC, the Tribal transportation conference for Tribes, by Tribes using the link below:

Contact Details

CONFERENCE@NTICC.ORG


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September 12, 2023

ATTAIN Rail and Facilities Apprenticeship Meeting

Online

Event Start Time: 1:30 pm ET



September 12, 2023

TWC’s American Transit Training and Apprenticeship Innovators Network (ATTAIN) is meeting September 12, 2023 at 1:30pm ET to discuss apprenticeship for rail and facilities occupations! Hear short presentations from your transit peers across the country on their apprenticeship programs, and engage in an interactive discussion about how these programs are developed and work.

Members of ATTAIN and those interested in apprenticeship for rail or facilities occupations are welcome to attend.

Register for TWC’s upcoming ATTAIN meeting using the link below:

Contact Details

Karitsa Holdzkom

kholdzkom@transportcenter.org


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September 6 - September 8, 2023

Midwest Transit Conference

Kansas City, MO



September 6 | September 8, 2023

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Midwest Transit Conference. Hosted at Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, this event brings forth a unique opportunity to share innovative ideas and best practices with a variety of top presentations, workshops, vendors and panel discussions from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. This two day event will provide opportunities to meet with other transit professionals, stakeholders, elected and interested citizens from across the Midwest.

Register for the 2023 Midwest Transit Conference using the link below:


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September 6 - September 7, 2023

Tri-State Transit Conference

Killington, VT



September 6 | September 7, 2023

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Tri-State Transit Conference. This year’s event will be hosted by the Vermont Public Transportation Association (VPTA) at the Killington Grand Resort and Conference Center in Killington, Vermont. This event occurs every other year, providing an interactive forum to discuss transit topics, share important updates, and visit and support industry vendors with ample networking opportunities.

Register for the 2023 Tri-State Transit Conference using the link below:


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August 16 - August 18, 2023

2023 Biennial FTA State and Tribal Programs and Transit Partnerships Conference

Washington, DC



August 16 | August 18, 2023

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Biennial FTA State and Tribal Programs and Transit Partnerships Conference, held at the Washington Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C.. This event brings state departments of transportation, tribal transit providers, and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) together to discuss funding and initiatives for rural and tribal areas.

Register for free using the link below:

Contact Details

Matt Lange

matthew.lange@dot.gov


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August 9 - August 11, 2023

CTAA’s 2023 SUN Conference

Gulfport, MS



August 9 | August 11, 2023

Mark your calendar for the Community Transportation Association of America’s (CTAA) annual Small Urban Network (SUN) Conference. This year’s event will be taking place at the Courtyard Gulfport Beachfront in Gulfport, Mississippi. Network with chief executives and leaders of small-urban transit agencies, share ideas and solutions, and help shape CTAA policy strategy impacting small urban systems in a collegial, retreat-like setting.

Register for CTAA’S annual SUN Conference using the link below:


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July 25 - July 27, 2023

2023 West Virginia Public Transit Association Annual Conference

Wheeling, WV



July 25 | July 27, 2023

Mark your calendar for the 2023 West Virginia Public Transit Association’s (WPTA) Annual Conference. This year’s event will be taking place at the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia. Join WPTA this summer and experience informative meetings, informal gatherings, and various opportunities for you to meet vendors and network with other members.

For more information on the upcoming West Virginia Public Transit Annual Conference use the link below:


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July 8 - July 11, 2023

COMTO’S 2023 National Meeting and Training Conference

Los Angeles, CA



July 8 | July 11, 2023

Mark your calendar for the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials’ (COMTO) 52nd National Meeting and Training Conference. This year’s event will be taking place at the Intercontinental in downtown Los Angeles. COMTO’s annual conference is open to all transportation professionals and helps bring together industry leaders across all modes of transportation for a mixture of learning, training, and networking.

Register for COMTO’S 2023 National Meeting and Training Conference using the link below:


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June 29, 2023

Creating a Local Workforce: Use of Local and Economic Hiring Provisions

Online

Event Start Time: 1:00 pm ET
Event End Time: 2:30 pm ET



June 29, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting a webinar on Creating a Local Workforce: Use of Local and Economic Hiring Provisions. This session will have representatives from the Department of Transportation and local jurisdictions speaking on the Local Hire Provisions outlined in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The session will highlight existing local hire programs in cities as well as workforce development and other tools that could be developed to create a local hire program.

Register for the DOT’s webinar on Creating a Local Workforce: Use of Local and Economic Hiring Provisions using the link below:


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June 22, 2023

Bus Compartment Redesign Program (BCP) and Bus of the Future Listening Session

Online

Event Start Time: 9:00 am ET



June 22, 2023

Join the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for this listening session designed to assist in gathering stakeholder input on key issues, including operator safety, passenger safety, accessibility, bus component safety, reduction of bus customization, and emerging technologies related to transit vehicles. FTA will also use this stakeholder session to define research to improve safety and access for bus riders with disabilities.

Materials for participants will be provided ahead of time. FTA is committed to providing equal access to this listening session for all participants. If you need interpreter services, alternative formats, and other accommodations, please include so in your registration or email Maria Roell at maria.roell@dot.gov with any requests.

Register for FTA’s Listening Session on Bus Compartment Redesign Program (BCP) and Bus of the Future using the link below:


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June 15, 2023

National RTAP Successful Strategies for Hiring Rural and Tribal Transit Operators Webinar

Online

Event Start Time: 2:00 pm ET
Event End Time: 3:15 pm ET



June 15, 2023

Agencies nationwide are facing challenges with finding and keeping transit drivers, or operators, and it goes without saying that these positions are essential to providing public transit. This webinar will provide strategies for the recruitment and hiring process that can increase your applicant pool.

Presenters:

  • David Stephen, Senior Communications Specialist, International Transportation Learning Center/Transit Workforce Center
  • Julia Castillo, Executive Director, HIRTA Public Transit

Register for National RTAP Successful Strategies for Hiring Rural and Tribal Transit Operators Webinar using the link below:


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June 11 - June 14, 2023

APTA 2023 Rail Conference

Pittsburgh, PA



June 11 | June 14, 2023

Mark your calendar for the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2023 Rail Conference. This year’s conference will be taking place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. APTA’s Rail Conference is for all rail modes including urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity and features sessions on technology, operations, maintenance, safety & security, planning, finance, capital projects, workforce development, and more.

Register for APTA’s  2023 Rail Conference using the link below:


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June 5 - June 7, 2023

Florida Transit Safety and Operations Network Summit Meeting

Tampa, FL



June 5 | June 7, 2023

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Florida Transit Safety and Operations Network (FTSON) Summit Meeting. This year’s event will be taking place at the Embassy Suites-USF in Tampa.

Register for FTSON’s 2023 Summit Meeting using the link below:


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May 23 - May 24, 2023

VTA Annual Conference & Expo

Virginia Beach, VA



May 23 | May 24, 2023

Mark your calendar for the Virginia Transit Association’s (VTA) 2023 Annual Conference and Expo. This year’s event will be taking place at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel.

Register for VTA’s 2023 Annual Conference and Expo using the link below:


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May 21 - May 25, 2023

CTAA Expo 2023

Oklahoma City, OK



May 21 | May 25, 2023

Mark your calendar for the Community Transportation Association of America’s (CTAA) 2023 Expo in Oklahoma City. This year’s event will be taking place at the Oklahoma City Convention Center.

Register for the CTAA’s 2023 Expo using the link below:


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May 3, 2023

Iyai x ITLC/TWC Lunch & Learn 4: Careers in Transit – Exploring a World of Opportunity

Online

Event Start Time: 1:00 pm ET
Event End Time: 2:00 pm ET



May 3, 2023

Join Iyai for part 4 of its 2023 Transportation/Mobility Career Awareness Lunch and Learn series May 3, 1-2pm ET. This week’s webinar, co-sponsored with the International Transportation Learning Center/Transit Workforce Center (ITLC/TWC), features presenters at various stages of their transit careers discussing their work and their own career pathways and then engaging in an interactive discussion with the audience.


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May 2, 2023

ATTAIN Bus Operator Meeting

Online

Event Start Time: 1:30 pm ET



May 2, 2023

TWC’s American Transit Training and Apprenticeship Innovators Network (ATTAIN) is meeting May 2, 2023 at 1:30pm to discuss bus operator apprenticeship! Hear short presentations from your transit peers across the country on their apprenticeship programs, and engage in an interactive discussion about how these programs are developed and work.

Members of ATTAIN and those interested in apprenticeship for bus operators are welcome to attend.


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April 23 - April 26, 2023

APTA Mobility Conference

Minneapolis, MN



April 23 | April 26, 2023

Mark your calendar for the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2023 Mobility Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota . The conference addresses the priorities and challenges facing bus and paratransit systems, while exploring the changing environment in which systems operate in today’s mobility landscape.

For more information on APTA’s 2023 Mobility Conference use the link below:


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April 14 - April 19, 2023

2023 NCPTA Conference, Expo, Roadeo, & Golf Tournament

Concord, NC



April 14 | April 19, 2023

Mark your calendar for the 2023 North Carolina Public Transportation Association (NCPTA) Conference, Expo, Roadeo and Golf Tournament . This year’s events will be taking place at the Embassy Suites Concord, ZMax Dragway and Rocky River Golf Club.

Register for NCPTA’s 2023 Conference, Expo, Roadeo and Golf Tournament using the link below:


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April 11 - April 15, 2023

2023 TTA State Conference, Expo, and Roadeo

Corpus Christi, TX



April 11 | April 15, 2023

Mark your calendar for the Texas Transit Association’s (TTA)  2023 Annual State Conference, Expo, and Roadeo! This five day event will be held in the beautiful city of Corpus Christi, Texas, serving as one of the largest public transit conferences in the nation. It’ll bring together transit professionals from the state of Texas and beyond.

For more information on TTA’s 2023 Annual State Conference, Expo, and Roadeo, use the link below:


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April 7 - April 7, 2023

Meeting Industry Needs: Stakeholder Listening Session on FTA’s Workforce Development Strategic Plan

Online

Event Start Time: 1:00 pm ET
Event End Time: 2:30 pm ET



April 7 | April 7, 2023

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) will co-host three listening sessions to gather feedback on FTA’s National Workforce Development Strategic Plan. The listening sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about and comment on the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. The purpose of this plan is to support, strengthen, and help address the transit industry’s workforce development needs. Currently, the plan has five major goals:

1. Workforce Safety

2. Workforce Investment

3. Recruitment and Retention

4. Skills Development and Career Advancement

5. Workforce Metrics

Please register for one of the following three listening sessions here; additional details on the session format will be sent via email beforehand. All session times will occur in the Eastern Time zone:

• Tuesday, April 4, 2:00–3:30 pm

• Wednesday, April 5, 3:00–4:30 pm

• Friday, April 7, 1:00–2:30 pm

Individuals may also send comments directly to the Transit Workforce Center at twc@transportcenter.org or leave verbal comments at 1-855-888-NTWC (6892). Please note “Strategic Plan Comment” in the subject line of your email and, at the beginning of your phone message, the goal(s) your comment(s) addresses.


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April 5 - April 5, 2023

Meeting Industry Needs: Stakeholder Listening Session on FTA’s Workforce Development Strategic Plan

Online

Event Start Time: 3:00 pm ET
Event End Time: 4:30 pm ET



April 5 | April 5, 2023

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) will co-host three listening sessions to gather feedback on FTA’s National Workforce Development Strategic Plan. The listening sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about and comment on the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. The purpose of this plan is to support, strengthen, and help address the transit industry’s workforce development needs. Currently, the plan has five major goals:

1. Workforce Safety

2. Workforce Investment

3. Recruitment and Retention

4. Skills Development and Career Advancement

5. Workforce Metrics

Please register for one of the following three listening sessions here; additional details on the session format will be sent via email beforehand. All session times will occur in the Eastern Time zone:

• Tuesday, April 4, 2:00–3:30 pm

• Wednesday, April 5, 3:00–4:30 pm

• Friday, April 7, 1:00–2:30 pm

Individuals may also send comments directly to the Transit Workforce Center at twc@transportcenter.org or leave verbal comments at 1-855-888-NTWC (6892). Please note “Strategic Plan Comment” in the subject line of your email and, at the beginning of your phone message, the goal(s) your comment(s) addresses.


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April 4 - April 4, 2023

Meeting Industry Needs: Stakeholder Listening Session on FTA’s Workforce Development Strategic Plan

Online

Event Start Time: 2:00 pm ET
Event End Time: 3:30 pm ET



April 4 | April 4, 2023

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) will co-host three listening sessions to gather feedback on FTA’s National Workforce Development Strategic Plan. The listening sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about and comment on the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. The purpose of this plan is to support, strengthen, and help address the transit industry’s workforce development needs. Currently, the plan has five major goals:

1. Workforce Safety

2. Workforce Investment

3. Recruitment and Retention

4. Skills Development and Career Advancement

5. Workforce Metrics

Please register for one of the following three listening sessions here; additional details on the session format will be sent via email beforehand. All session times will occur in the Eastern Time zone:

• Tuesday, April 4, 2:00–3:30 pm

• Wednesday, April 5, 3:00–4:30 pm

• Friday, April 7, 1:00–2:30 pm

Individuals may also send comments directly to the Transit Workforce Center at twc@transportcenter.org or leave verbal comments at 1-855-888-NTWC (6892). Please note “Strategic Plan Comment” in the subject line of your email and, at the beginning of your phone message, the goal(s) your comment(s) addresses.


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March 28, 2023

ATTAIN Bus Maintenance Apprenticeship Meeting

Online

Event Start Time: 1:30 pm ET
Event End Time: 3:00 pm ET



March 28, 2023

TWC is convening a meeting of the American Transit Training and Apprenticeship Innovators Network (ATTAIN) focusing on bus maintenance apprenticeship. Hear short presentations from your transit peers across the country on their apprenticeship programs, and engage in an interactive discussion about how these programs are developed and work.

 

Members of ATTAIN and anyone interested in bus maintenance apprenticeship are welcome to attend.

Zoom Link

Contact Details

Karitsa Holdzkom

kholdzkom@transportcenter.org


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February 1 - February 3, 2023

Transit Retreat hosted by the Northwest Pennsylvania Mobility Alliance, Inc

Myrtle Beach, SC



February 1 | February 3, 2023

The Transit Retreat will be focused on Transit leaders, Mobility Managers and Advocates from across the nation. Whether you are new to Transit and Mobility or a seasoned professional, this event is for you. Keeping this Retreat aimed at the Rural, Small Urban and Demand Response providers will maximize the attendance and allow for targeted information sharing. To ensure we remain true to a “Retreat” concept, we will limit attendance.  This isn’t your typical transit event.  Expect more targeted opportunities to engage your peers, national partners and vendors in a relaxed, scenic setting.

The future of networking and information sharing with Transit peers and Vendor interaction is not to walk through a loud, crowded Expo Hall with 5-10 minutes of face time. Transit leaders want the ability to have real conversations in a relaxed setting where time and attention can be provided. The Retreat will capitalize on this concept and integrate dedicated time for Transit Leaders, National partners and Vendors to interact in a retreat setting along with low-stress networking opportunities.

 

Contact Details

Tim Geibel, Executive Director

tgeibel@catabus.org


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January 18, 2023

U.S. Department of Transportation and JFF Online Event on Apprenticeship

Online

Event Start Time: 2:00 pm ET
Event End Time: 3:30 pm ET



January 18, 2023

Join JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to learn about how Registered Apprenticeship (RA) can be an effective strategy for building a diverse and highly skilled workforce. We will explore apprenticeship in the context of helping you achieve the goals of upcoming federal infrastructure investments and navigating emerging federal priorities. You will also hear directly from current DOT grantees about how they are using Registered Apprenticeship to build an equitable workforce.

This webinar is intended for transit agencies and operators. Other local and state Departments of Transportation, employers, community partners, and apprenticeship sponsors are welcome to attend if space permits.

 

Contact Details

Jobs for the Future (JFF)

www.jff.org


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December 13 - December 14, 2022

Making Connections 2022 National Conference

Washington, DC



December 13 | December 14, 2022

Join us for Making Connections 2022: The National Transit Workforce Conference in Washington, D.C. December 13-14.

This conference brings together participants from urban, suburban, rural, and tribal public transportation and industry stakeholders in plenaries, workshops, networking, and ongoing dialogue.

Discussions and sessions at this year’s conference will include recruitment and retention, training, mentoring and apprenticeships, new technologies, preparing today’s and tomorrow’s workforce, and advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

The conference is open to anyone committed to moving transportation workforce development forward, including labor and management representatives, frontline workers, trainers and mentors, community leaders, educators, non-profits, advocacy groups, and government representatives.

Registration, sponsorship and hotel information can be accessed here.

Contact Details

Amri Joyner

events@transportcenter.org


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November 16 - November 18, 2022

California Transit Association

Ontario, CA



November 16 | November 18, 2022

Registration


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October 9 - October 12, 2022

APTA TRANSform Conference

Seattle, WA



October 9 | October 12, 2022

Seattle, WA

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October 3 - October 5, 2022

Ohio Public Transit Association Conference

Columbus, OH



October 3 | October 5, 2022

Contact Details

Elle Decot

937.537.0625 | elle@chwadvisors.com


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September 28 - September 29, 2022

Missouri Public Transit Association 2022 State Conference & Expo

Springfield, MO



September 28 | September 29, 2022

September 28-29, 2022

Registration link

Contact Details

Mike Foley

mfoley@mopublictransit.org


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September 14, 2022

TWC ATTAIN Rail and Facilities Apprenticeship Committees

Online

Event Start Time: 1:30 pm ET
Event End Time: 3:00 pm ET



September 14, 2022

Registration

Join us for a meeting of ATTAIN committees: Rail/Signals/Traction Power and Facilities/Elevator-Escalator.
We will present background information on apprenticeship and case studies of successful programs across the country.

For more information, please contact twc@transportcenter.org

 


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August 22 - August 26, 2022

National Transportation in Indian Country Conference

Louisville, KY



August 22 | August 26, 2022

Registration

Contact Details

NITCC

Email: conference@nitcc.org. Phone: 602.910.8367


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August 21 - August 25, 2022

Michigan Public Transit Association Conference

Thompsonville, MI



August 21 | August 25, 2022

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August 17 - August 19, 2022

CTAA Small Urban Network (SUN) Conference

Manchester, NH



August 17 | August 19, 2022

CTAA’s annual Small Urban Network (SUN) Conference – now heading into its eighth year – allows chief executives and leaders at small-urban transit agencies a chance to gather with their peers to network, share ideas and solutions and shape CTAA policy strategy impacting small urban systems in a collegial, retreat-like setting. Past SUN Conference attendees have noted they enjoy this event in particular due to its focused agenda and because nearly all its participants are their fellow transit managers and executives. After our past SUN Conferences in Denver, Asheville, Flagstaff,  Athens, Missoula, now Manchester continues our trend of bringing this event to small cities, where attendees can experience the examples and ideas of their peers in action.

Register here.


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July 13, 2022

Transit Workforce Center Mentor Roundtable

Online

Event Start Time: 1:30 pm ET
Event End Time: 3:00 pm ET



July 13, 2022

Registration

Contact twc@transportcenter.org form more information.

Zoom Link

Contact Details

Transit Workforce Center

twc@transportcenter.org


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July 10 - July 13, 2022

Transportation Sessions at USAging’s 47th Annual Conference and Tradeshow

Austin, TX



July 10 | July 13, 2022

Information and registration

Transportation Sessions

 

Contact Details

https://www.usagingconference.org/#Home-About-1


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June 27 - June 29, 2022

National RTAP Tribal Transit Training Conference

Flagstaff, AZ



June 27 | June 29, 2022

Contact Details

Neil Rodriquez

nrodriguez@nationalrtap.org


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June 22, 2022

TWC Webinar: Fundamentals of Mentoring

Online

Event Start Time: 3:00 pm ET
Event End Time: 4:15 pm ET



June 22, 2022

:  Fundamentals of Mentoring

Description:

Mentor programs provide a powerful and effective tool for workforce development and retention. For maintenance occupations, mentors deliver hands-on training support, putting skills in diverse workplace contexts beyond the classroom. For bus operators, mentors provide guidance that addresses real world situations, building and expanding on basic training and creating ongoing support for each new operator. In every transit agency across all occupations, seasoned employees have stores of knowledge waiting to be shared. Without mentorship, this knowledge can be lost when workers retire or move on.

A well-structured mentorship program, designed in partnership with the workers, ensure this expertise is passed on. Strong mentorship programs also provide mentors with leadership opportunities and mentees with the skills and confidence they need to succeed, increasing expertise and morale throughout the organization. In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Develop an understanding of the key elements of a successful mentorship program
  • Hear from labor and management leaders at established transit mentor programs about the impact of mentorship programs in their agencies
  • Learn about the skills used by effective mentors
  • Listen to the experiences of current mentors and mentees.

This is the third in the Transit Workforce Center’s webinar series on strategic workforce development planning in transit.

Presenters:
Michael Hursh, General Manager, AC Transit
Stuart Bass, Principal, Progress Worx
Jamaine Gibson, Director of Apprenticeships and Workforce Development, Amalgamated Transit Union International
Dionna McCane, ATU Mentorship and Apprenticeship Coordinator, ATU Local 1070/IndyGo – Indianapolis, IN
Kevin Philpotts, Apprenticeship Coordinator, TWU 234/SEPTA – Philadelphia, PA
Anton Pierson, Mentor, ATU Local 1005/Metro Transit – Minneapolis, MN

Contact Details

Karitsa Holdzkom

kholdzkom@transportcenter.org


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June 7, 2022

TWC Webinar: Recruiting and Developing Today’s Transit Workforce

Online

Event Start Time: 1:30 pm ET
Event End Time: 3:00 pm ET



June 7, 2022

:  Recruiting and Developing Today’s Transit Workforce

This is the second in the Transit Workforce Center’s webinar series on strategic workforce development planning in transit. The TWC’s first webinar examined workforce development for the incumbent workforce. This webinar focuses on how transit agencies and partner organizations are working to meet the significant recruitment challenges across the country and how to best turn these challenges into opportunities to reach, attract, and retain a diverse workforce. Two transit agencies and their labor partners will discuss their innovative outreach and recruitment programs–including mentoring, pre-apprenticeships, and community college partnerships–followed by a presentation from a national organization leader who has coordinated cross-sectoral recruitment initiatives with agencies across the U.S.

The TWC will introduce this session with leadership from the Federal Transit Administration as they review workforce recruitment challenges nationally. The session will close with a first-look look at the initial phase of the TWC’s National Transit Frontline Worker Campaign and elements of the campaign’s toolkit. Significant time will be left at the end of the session for Q&A among presenters and webinar attendees.

Presenters:

• Mona Babauta, Deputy General Manager, Golden Gate Transit, San Francisco Bay Area CA

• Rich Diaz, Bus Operator Mentor Lead, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1575

• Dr. Beverly Scott, Founder, Introducing Youth to American Infrastructure, Inc.; Vice-Chair, President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Committee of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security

• Tracy Spikes, Workforce Development Senior Program Manager, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus, Ohio

• David Stephen, Senior Communication Specialist, Transit Workforce Center

• Jarvis Williams, President, Transport Workers Union Local 208

• Xinge Wang, Deputy Director, Transit Workforce Center

• Federal Transit Administration – TBD

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Pat Greenfield

pgreenfield@transportcenter.org


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June 5 - June 8, 2022

APTA Rail Conference 2022

San Diego, CA



June 5 | June 8, 2022

APTA Rail Conference

San Diego, CA | June 5–8, 2022

For all rail modes — urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity — this technical conference features sessions on technology, operations, maintenance, safety & security, planning, finance, capital projects, workforce development, and more. Experience the latest industry advances at the Products & Services Showcase and join the technical tours.

Register here: https://s6.goeshow.com/apta/rc/2022/register_now.cfm


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May 9 - May 14, 2022

CTAA Expo 2022

Partner Event



May 9 | May 14, 2022

CTAA’s EXPO is the premier annual training and networking event for community and public transportation professionals. Participants take part in essential learning and networking events. Speakers and sessions will keep attendees up to date with innovative technology, workforce development, communication strategies, funding, and regulations. The EXPO also features a trade show with all of the latest community transportation goods and services.

EXPO 2022 Home


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March 30 - March 30, 2022

FTA Webinar: Rural & Tribal Applicants Webinar for FY 2022 Low-No & Bus Program Combined NOFO

FTA Event



March 30 | March 30, 2022

FTA will be hosting the following webinars to discuss the requirements of the funding opportunity and how to apply. Potential applicants are welcome to attend any of the webinars. FTA is committed to providing equal access to these sessions for all participants. If you need alternative formats, options, or services, please email ftalownobusnofo@dot.gov.

Please contact the Low-No/Bus grant program staff via e-mail or call Amy Volz, Office of Program Management, 202-366-7484. Applicants can also consult their FAQs.

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Amy Volz

FTA Office of Program Management, 202-366-7484.


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March 30 - April 1, 2022

APTA High-Speed Rail Conference

Partner Event

Event Start Time: 9:00 am ET
Event End Time: 12:00 pm ET



March 30 | April 1, 2022

Convening the Elements of High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Advocacy.

APTA High-Speed Rail Conference

Zoom Link

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APTA

(202) 496-4324


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ADD TO CALENDAR Feb. 11, 2024 12:00 am Feb. 11, 2024 UTC APTA Marketing, Communications, and Customer Experience Workshop New Orleans, LA
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February 11 | February 14, 2024

New Orleans, LA

Mark your calendar for the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2024 Marketing, Communications, and Customer Experience Workshop in New Orleans! This year’s event will consist of an intensive and interactive workshop that focuses on all aspects of public transportation marketing and communications, including media relations, customer experience, social media, ridership initiatives, and best practices. All public transportation personnel involved in marketing, communications, media relations, advertising, social media, planning, research, service development, and customer service are encouraged to come.

For more information on the upcoming 2024 APTA Marketing, Communications, and Customer Experience Workshop use the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Dec. 03, 2023 12:00 am Dec. 03, 2023 UTC 5th National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference Myrtle Beach, SC
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December 03 | December 6, 2023

Myrtle Beach, SC

Mark your calendar for the 5th National Rural Transit Assistance Program’s (RTAP) Technical Assistance Conference. This year’s event will be taking place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

For more information on the 5th National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference use the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Nov. 29, 2023 2:00 pm Nov. 29, 2023 3:00 pm UTC Approaches to Childcare Support in the Transit Industry Online
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November 29 | November 29, 2023

Online

Lack of access to affordable childcare is often a major employment barrier for workers in the transit industry. Join the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) for a pivotal discussion in our upcoming webinar on “Approaches to Childcare Support in the Transit Industry” Wednesday, November 29, from 2:00-3:00 PM EST. Be part of the conversation tackling one of the most pressing challenges in the transit workforce — the need for accessible and affordable childcare.

In this session, representatives from various agencies and organizations will share their approaches to creating childcare solutions tailored for their transit employees. Presenters will delve into the inception of their programs, their ongoing hurdles, and the successes that have marked their journey.

Pre-register now to secure your space for this webinar. If you have any questions, email them in advance to sgleason@transportcenter.org.

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ADD TO CALENDAR Nov. 16, 2023 12:00 am Nov. 16, 2023 UTC Women in Frontline Transit Apprenticeships Online
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November 16 | November 16, 2023

Online

In recognition of this National Apprenticeship Week, the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) is hosting a webinar on Women in Frontline Apprenticeships on November 16 at 1:30 pm ET. TWC will highlight transit agencies’ tremendous progress implementing apprenticeship programs for various transit occupations.

This event will include:

  • Presentations about the benefits of registered apprenticeship for women, transit agencies, and the larger community
  • A panel of women in registered apprenticeship programs at transit agencies across the country
  • Opportunities to ask TWC staff and panelists questions

Register for TWC’s Women in Frontline Transit Apprenticeships using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Nov. 15, 2023 12:00 am Nov. 15, 2023 UTC CTA Fall Conference & Expo Pasadena, CA
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November 15 | November 17, 2023

Pasadena, CA

Mark your calendar for the 58th Annual California Transit Administrations (CTA) Fall Conference. This year’s event will be taking place at the in the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.

Register for CTA’s 58th Annual Fall Conference using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Oct. 29, 2023 12:00 am Oct. 29, 2023 UTC 2023 Louisiana Public Transit Conference New Orleans, LA
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October 29 | November 1, 2023

New Orleans, LA

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Louisiana Public Transit Conference. This year’s event will be taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Intercontinental Hotel New Orleans.

Register for the 2023 Louisiana Public Transit Conference using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Oct. 23, 2023 12:00 am Oct. 23, 2023 UTC Arkansas Public Transportation Conference Eureka Springs, AR
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October 23 | October 25, 2023

Eureka Springs, AR

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Arkansas Public Transportation Conference held at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs Arkansas.

Register for the 2023 Arkansas Public Transportation Conference using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Oct. 08, 2023 12:00 am Oct. 08, 2023 UTC APTA’s 2023 TRANSform Conference Orlando, FL
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October 08 | October 11, 2023

Orlando, FL

Mark you calendar for the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2023 annual TRANSform Conference. APTA’s TRANSform Conference is the flagship event for public transportation professionals to engage in workshops, experience technical tours, and network with colleagues.  This year’s event will be taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Join keynote speakers and educational sessions that explore key topics, including transformative technology, mental health awareness, community building, innovative funding, and finance, safety and security, workforce development, worldwide mega projects, and more.

Register for APTA’s 2023 annual TRANSform Conference using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Oct. 05, 2023 2:00 pm Oct. 05, 2023 3:00 pm UTC FTA’s Safety Advisory 23-1: Bus-to-Person Collisions Webinar Online
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October 05 | October 5, 2023

Online

Mark your calendar for the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Bus-to-Person Collision Safety Advisory webinar on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 2 p.m. ET. The webinar will review key elements from the Safety Advisory, share resources available to assist transit agencies with safety risk assessments and mitigation implementation pertaining to bus-to-person collisions, and it will feature a transit agency guest speaker who will share their experience with addressing risk associated with bus-to-person collisions, including mitigation strategies and lessons learned.

Register for the Bus-to-Person Collision Safety Advisory webinar using the link below:

 

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ADD TO CALENDAR Sep. 26, 2023 12:00 am Sep. 26, 2023 UTC ZEB Conference San Diego, CA
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September 26 | September 28, 2023

San Diego, CA

Mark your calendar for the Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Conference. This year’s event will be taking place at the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego California. ZEB Con is the premier event for transportation professionals leading the charge to electrification.

Register for the 2023 BEB Conference using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Sep. 24, 2023 12:00 am Sep. 24, 2023 UTC 26th National Transportation in Indian Country Conference Anchorage, AK
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September 24 | September 28, 2023

Anchorage, AK

Mark your calendar for the National Transportation in Indian Country Conference (NTICC) . This year’s event will be taking place at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Join NTICC and gain access to training and an opportunity to engage with federal officials and their Tribal transportation peers regarding Tribal transportation issues and challenges. NTICC provides information and resources for all who are committed to improving the transportation infrastructure of Indian Country and the safety of those who live, work, and travel the roadways of Alaska Native and Native American lands.

Register for the 26th Annual NTICC, the Tribal transportation conference for Tribes, by Tribes using the link below:

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CONFERENCE@NTICC.ORG

ADD TO CALENDAR Sep. 12, 2023 12:00 am Sep. 12, 2023 UTC ATTAIN Rail and Facilities Apprenticeship Meeting Online
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September 12 | September 12, 2023

Online

TWC’s American Transit Training and Apprenticeship Innovators Network (ATTAIN) is meeting September 12, 2023 at 1:30pm ET to discuss apprenticeship for rail and facilities occupations! Hear short presentations from your transit peers across the country on their apprenticeship programs, and engage in an interactive discussion about how these programs are developed and work.

Members of ATTAIN and those interested in apprenticeship for rail or facilities occupations are welcome to attend.

Register for TWC’s upcoming ATTAIN meeting using the link below:

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Karitsa Holdzkom

kholdzkom@transportcenter.org

ADD TO CALENDAR Sep. 06, 2023 12:00 am Sep. 06, 2023 UTC Midwest Transit Conference Kansas City, MO
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September 06 | September 8, 2023

Kansas City, MO

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Midwest Transit Conference. Hosted at Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, this event brings forth a unique opportunity to share innovative ideas and best practices with a variety of top presentations, workshops, vendors and panel discussions from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. This two day event will provide opportunities to meet with other transit professionals, stakeholders, elected and interested citizens from across the Midwest.

Register for the 2023 Midwest Transit Conference using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Sep. 06, 2023 12:00 am Sep. 06, 2023 UTC Tri-State Transit Conference Killington, VT
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September 06 | September 7, 2023

Killington, VT

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Tri-State Transit Conference. This year’s event will be hosted by the Vermont Public Transportation Association (VPTA) at the Killington Grand Resort and Conference Center in Killington, Vermont. This event occurs every other year, providing an interactive forum to discuss transit topics, share important updates, and visit and support industry vendors with ample networking opportunities.

Register for the 2023 Tri-State Transit Conference using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Aug. 16, 2023 12:00 am Aug. 16, 2023 UTC 2023 Biennial FTA State and Tribal Programs and Transit Partnerships Conference Washington, DC
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August 16 | August 18, 2023

Washington, DC

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Biennial FTA State and Tribal Programs and Transit Partnerships Conference, held at the Washington Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C.. This event brings state departments of transportation, tribal transit providers, and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) together to discuss funding and initiatives for rural and tribal areas.

Register for free using the link below:

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Matt Lange

matthew.lange@dot.gov

ADD TO CALENDAR Aug. 09, 2023 12:00 am Aug. 09, 2023 UTC CTAA’s 2023 SUN Conference Gulfport, MS
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August 09 | August 11, 2023

Gulfport, MS

Mark your calendar for the Community Transportation Association of America’s (CTAA) annual Small Urban Network (SUN) Conference. This year’s event will be taking place at the Courtyard Gulfport Beachfront in Gulfport, Mississippi. Network with chief executives and leaders of small-urban transit agencies, share ideas and solutions, and help shape CTAA policy strategy impacting small urban systems in a collegial, retreat-like setting.

Register for CTAA’S annual SUN Conference using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Jul. 25, 2023 12:00 am Jul. 25, 2023 UTC 2023 West Virginia Public Transit Association Annual Conference Wheeling, WV
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July 25 | July 27, 2023

Wheeling, WV

Mark your calendar for the 2023 West Virginia Public Transit Association’s (WPTA) Annual Conference. This year’s event will be taking place at the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia. Join WPTA this summer and experience informative meetings, informal gatherings, and various opportunities for you to meet vendors and network with other members.

For more information on the upcoming West Virginia Public Transit Annual Conference use the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Jul. 08, 2023 12:00 am Jul. 08, 2023 UTC COMTO’S 2023 National Meeting and Training Conference Los Angeles, CA
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July 08 | July 11, 2023

Los Angeles, CA

Mark your calendar for the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials’ (COMTO) 52nd National Meeting and Training Conference. This year’s event will be taking place at the Intercontinental in downtown Los Angeles. COMTO’s annual conference is open to all transportation professionals and helps bring together industry leaders across all modes of transportation for a mixture of learning, training, and networking.

Register for COMTO’S 2023 National Meeting and Training Conference using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Jun. 29, 2023 12:00 am Jun. 29, 2023 2:30 pm UTC Creating a Local Workforce: Use of Local and Economic Hiring Provisions Online
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June 29 |

Online

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting a webinar on Creating a Local Workforce: Use of Local and Economic Hiring Provisions. This session will have representatives from the Department of Transportation and local jurisdictions speaking on the Local Hire Provisions outlined in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The session will highlight existing local hire programs in cities as well as workforce development and other tools that could be developed to create a local hire program.

Register for the DOT’s webinar on Creating a Local Workforce: Use of Local and Economic Hiring Provisions using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Jun. 22, 2023 12:00 am Jun. 22, 2023 UTC Bus Compartment Redesign Program (BCP) and Bus of the Future Listening Session Online
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June 22 | June 22, 2023

Online

Join the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for this listening session designed to assist in gathering stakeholder input on key issues, including operator safety, passenger safety, accessibility, bus component safety, reduction of bus customization, and emerging technologies related to transit vehicles. FTA will also use this stakeholder session to define research to improve safety and access for bus riders with disabilities.

Materials for participants will be provided ahead of time. FTA is committed to providing equal access to this listening session for all participants. If you need interpreter services, alternative formats, and other accommodations, please include so in your registration or email Maria Roell at maria.roell@dot.gov with any requests.

Register for FTA’s Listening Session on Bus Compartment Redesign Program (BCP) and Bus of the Future using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Jun. 15, 2023 12:00 am Jun. 15, 2023 3:15 pm UTC National RTAP Successful Strategies for Hiring Rural and Tribal Transit Operators Webinar Online
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June 15 |

Online

Agencies nationwide are facing challenges with finding and keeping transit drivers, or operators, and it goes without saying that these positions are essential to providing public transit. This webinar will provide strategies for the recruitment and hiring process that can increase your applicant pool.

Presenters:

  • David Stephen, Senior Communications Specialist, International Transportation Learning Center/Transit Workforce Center
  • Julia Castillo, Executive Director, HIRTA Public Transit

Register for National RTAP Successful Strategies for Hiring Rural and Tribal Transit Operators Webinar using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Jun. 11, 2023 12:00 am Jun. 11, 2023 UTC APTA 2023 Rail Conference Pittsburgh, PA
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June 11 | June 14, 2023

Pittsburgh, PA

Mark your calendar for the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2023 Rail Conference. This year’s conference will be taking place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. APTA’s Rail Conference is for all rail modes including urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity and features sessions on technology, operations, maintenance, safety & security, planning, finance, capital projects, workforce development, and more.

Register for APTA’s  2023 Rail Conference using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Jun. 05, 2023 12:00 am Jun. 05, 2023 UTC Florida Transit Safety and Operations Network Summit Meeting Tampa, FL
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June 05 | June 7, 2023

Tampa, FL

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Florida Transit Safety and Operations Network (FTSON) Summit Meeting. This year’s event will be taking place at the Embassy Suites-USF in Tampa.

Register for FTSON’s 2023 Summit Meeting using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR May. 23, 2023 8:00 am May. 23, 2023 UTC VTA Annual Conference & Expo Virginia Beach, VA
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May 23 | May 24, 2023

Virginia Beach, VA

Mark your calendar for the Virginia Transit Association’s (VTA) 2023 Annual Conference and Expo. This year’s event will be taking place at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel.

Register for VTA’s 2023 Annual Conference and Expo using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR May. 21, 2023 9:00 am May. 21, 2023 UTC CTAA Expo 2023 Oklahoma City, OK
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May 21 | May 25, 2023

Oklahoma City, OK

Mark your calendar for the Community Transportation Association of America’s (CTAA) 2023 Expo in Oklahoma City. This year’s event will be taking place at the Oklahoma City Convention Center.

Register for the CTAA’s 2023 Expo using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR May. 03, 2023 1:00 pm May. 03, 2023 2:00 pm UTC Iyai x ITLC/TWC Lunch & Learn 4: Careers in Transit – Exploring a World of Opportunity Online
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May 03 |

Online

Join Iyai for part 4 of its 2023 Transportation/Mobility Career Awareness Lunch and Learn series May 3, 1-2pm ET. This week’s webinar, co-sponsored with the International Transportation Learning Center/Transit Workforce Center (ITLC/TWC), features presenters at various stages of their transit careers discussing their work and their own career pathways and then engaging in an interactive discussion with the audience.

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ADD TO CALENDAR May. 02, 2023 1:30 pm May. 02, 2023 UTC ATTAIN Bus Operator Meeting Online
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May 02 |

Online

TWC’s American Transit Training and Apprenticeship Innovators Network (ATTAIN) is meeting May 2, 2023 at 1:30pm to discuss bus operator apprenticeship! Hear short presentations from your transit peers across the country on their apprenticeship programs, and engage in an interactive discussion about how these programs are developed and work.

Members of ATTAIN and those interested in apprenticeship for bus operators are welcome to attend.

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ADD TO CALENDAR Apr. 23, 2023 12:00 am Apr. 23, 2023 UTC APTA Mobility Conference Minneapolis, MN
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April 23 | April 26, 2023

Minneapolis, MN

Mark your calendar for the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2023 Mobility Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota . The conference addresses the priorities and challenges facing bus and paratransit systems, while exploring the changing environment in which systems operate in today’s mobility landscape.

For more information on APTA’s 2023 Mobility Conference use the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Apr. 14, 2023 12:00 am Apr. 14, 2023 UTC 2023 NCPTA Conference, Expo, Roadeo, & Golf Tournament Concord, NC
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April 14 | April 19, 2023

Concord, NC

Mark your calendar for the 2023 North Carolina Public Transportation Association (NCPTA) Conference, Expo, Roadeo and Golf Tournament . This year’s events will be taking place at the Embassy Suites Concord, ZMax Dragway and Rocky River Golf Club.

Register for NCPTA’s 2023 Conference, Expo, Roadeo and Golf Tournament using the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Apr. 11, 2023 12:00 am Apr. 11, 2023 UTC 2023 TTA State Conference, Expo, and Roadeo Corpus Christi, TX
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April 11 | April 15, 2023

Corpus Christi, TX

Mark your calendar for the Texas Transit Association’s (TTA)  2023 Annual State Conference, Expo, and Roadeo! This five day event will be held in the beautiful city of Corpus Christi, Texas, serving as one of the largest public transit conferences in the nation. It’ll bring together transit professionals from the state of Texas and beyond.

For more information on TTA’s 2023 Annual State Conference, Expo, and Roadeo, use the link below:

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ADD TO CALENDAR Apr. 07, 2023 1:00 pm Apr. 07, 2023 2:30 pm UTC Meeting Industry Needs: Stakeholder Listening Session on FTA’s Workforce Development Strategic Plan Online
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April 07 | April 7, 2023

Online

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) will co-host three listening sessions to gather feedback on FTA’s National Workforce Development Strategic Plan. The listening sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about and comment on the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. The purpose of this plan is to support, strengthen, and help address the transit industry’s workforce development needs. Currently, the plan has five major goals:

1. Workforce Safety

2. Workforce Investment

3. Recruitment and Retention

4. Skills Development and Career Advancement

5. Workforce Metrics

Please register for one of the following three listening sessions here; additional details on the session format will be sent via email beforehand. All session times will occur in the Eastern Time zone:

• Tuesday, April 4, 2:00–3:30 pm

• Wednesday, April 5, 3:00–4:30 pm

• Friday, April 7, 1:00–2:30 pm

Individuals may also send comments directly to the Transit Workforce Center at twc@transportcenter.org or leave verbal comments at 1-855-888-NTWC (6892). Please note “Strategic Plan Comment” in the subject line of your email and, at the beginning of your phone message, the goal(s) your comment(s) addresses.

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ADD TO CALENDAR Apr. 05, 2023 3:00 pm Apr. 05, 2023 4:30 pm UTC Meeting Industry Needs: Stakeholder Listening Session on FTA’s Workforce Development Strategic Plan Online
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April 05 | April 5, 2023

Online

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) will co-host three listening sessions to gather feedback on FTA’s National Workforce Development Strategic Plan. The listening sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about and comment on the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. The purpose of this plan is to support, strengthen, and help address the transit industry’s workforce development needs. Currently, the plan has five major goals:

1. Workforce Safety

2. Workforce Investment

3. Recruitment and Retention

4. Skills Development and Career Advancement

5. Workforce Metrics

Please register for one of the following three listening sessions here; additional details on the session format will be sent via email beforehand. All session times will occur in the Eastern Time zone:

• Tuesday, April 4, 2:00–3:30 pm

• Wednesday, April 5, 3:00–4:30 pm

• Friday, April 7, 1:00–2:30 pm

Individuals may also send comments directly to the Transit Workforce Center at twc@transportcenter.org or leave verbal comments at 1-855-888-NTWC (6892). Please note “Strategic Plan Comment” in the subject line of your email and, at the beginning of your phone message, the goal(s) your comment(s) addresses.

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ADD TO CALENDAR Apr. 04, 2023 2:00 pm Apr. 04, 2023 3:30 pm UTC Meeting Industry Needs: Stakeholder Listening Session on FTA’s Workforce Development Strategic Plan Online
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April 04 | April 4, 2023

Online

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) will co-host three listening sessions to gather feedback on FTA’s National Workforce Development Strategic Plan. The listening sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about and comment on the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. The purpose of this plan is to support, strengthen, and help address the transit industry’s workforce development needs. Currently, the plan has five major goals:

1. Workforce Safety

2. Workforce Investment

3. Recruitment and Retention

4. Skills Development and Career Advancement

5. Workforce Metrics

Please register for one of the following three listening sessions here; additional details on the session format will be sent via email beforehand. All session times will occur in the Eastern Time zone:

• Tuesday, April 4, 2:00–3:30 pm

• Wednesday, April 5, 3:00–4:30 pm

• Friday, April 7, 1:00–2:30 pm

Individuals may also send comments directly to the Transit Workforce Center at twc@transportcenter.org or leave verbal comments at 1-855-888-NTWC (6892). Please note “Strategic Plan Comment” in the subject line of your email and, at the beginning of your phone message, the goal(s) your comment(s) addresses.

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ADD TO CALENDAR Mar. 28, 2023 12:00 am Mar. 28, 2023 3:00 pm UTC ATTAIN Bus Maintenance Apprenticeship Meeting Online
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March 28 |

Online

TWC is convening a meeting of the American Transit Training and Apprenticeship Innovators Network (ATTAIN) focusing on bus maintenance apprenticeship. Hear short presentations from your transit peers across the country on their apprenticeship programs, and engage in an interactive discussion about how these programs are developed and work.

 

Members of ATTAIN and anyone interested in bus maintenance apprenticeship are welcome to attend.

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Karitsa Holdzkom

kholdzkom@transportcenter.org

ADD TO CALENDAR Feb. 01, 2023 12:00 am Feb. 01, 2023 UTC Transit Retreat hosted by the Northwest Pennsylvania Mobility Alliance, Inc Myrtle Beach, SC
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February 01 | February 3, 2023

Myrtle Beach, SC

The Transit Retreat will be focused on Transit leaders, Mobility Managers and Advocates from across the nation. Whether you are new to Transit and Mobility or a seasoned professional, this event is for you. Keeping this Retreat aimed at the Rural, Small Urban and Demand Response providers will maximize the attendance and allow for targeted information sharing. To ensure we remain true to a “Retreat” concept, we will limit attendance.  This isn’t your typical transit event.  Expect more targeted opportunities to engage your peers, national partners and vendors in a relaxed, scenic setting.

The future of networking and information sharing with Transit peers and Vendor interaction is not to walk through a loud, crowded Expo Hall with 5-10 minutes of face time. Transit leaders want the ability to have real conversations in a relaxed setting where time and attention can be provided. The Retreat will capitalize on this concept and integrate dedicated time for Transit Leaders, National partners and Vendors to interact in a retreat setting along with low-stress networking opportunities.

 

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Tim Geibel, Executive Director

tgeibel@catabus.org

ADD TO CALENDAR Jan. 18, 2023 12:00 am Jan. 18, 2023 3:30 pm UTC U.S. Department of Transportation and JFF Online Event on Apprenticeship Online
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January 18 | January 18, 2023

Online

Join JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to learn about how Registered Apprenticeship (RA) can be an effective strategy for building a diverse and highly skilled workforce. We will explore apprenticeship in the context of helping you achieve the goals of upcoming federal infrastructure investments and navigating emerging federal priorities. You will also hear directly from current DOT grantees about how they are using Registered Apprenticeship to build an equitable workforce.

This webinar is intended for transit agencies and operators. Other local and state Departments of Transportation, employers, community partners, and apprenticeship sponsors are welcome to attend if space permits.

 

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Jobs for the Future (JFF)

www.jff.org

ADD TO CALENDAR Dec. 13, 2022 12:00 am Dec. 13, 2022 UTC Making Connections 2022 National Conference Washington, DC
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December 13 | December 14, 2022

Washington, DC

Join us for Making Connections 2022: The National Transit Workforce Conference in Washington, D.C. December 13-14.

This conference brings together participants from urban, suburban, rural, and tribal public transportation and industry stakeholders in plenaries, workshops, networking, and ongoing dialogue.

Discussions and sessions at this year’s conference will include recruitment and retention, training, mentoring and apprenticeships, new technologies, preparing today’s and tomorrow’s workforce, and advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

The conference is open to anyone committed to moving transportation workforce development forward, including labor and management representatives, frontline workers, trainers and mentors, community leaders, educators, non-profits, advocacy groups, and government representatives.

Registration, sponsorship and hotel information can be accessed here.

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Amri Joyner

events@transportcenter.org

ADD TO CALENDAR Nov. 16, 2022 12:00 am Nov. 16, 2022 UTC California Transit Association Ontario, CA
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November 16 | November 18, 2022

Ontario, CA

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ADD TO CALENDAR Oct. 09, 2022 12:00 am Oct. 09, 2022 UTC APTA TRANSform Conference Seattle, WA
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October 09 | October 12, 2022

Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

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ADD TO CALENDAR Oct. 03, 2022 12:00 am Oct. 03, 2022 UTC Ohio Public Transit Association Conference Columbus, OH
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October 03 | October 5, 2022

Columbus, OH

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Elle Decot

937.537.0625 | elle@chwadvisors.com

ADD TO CALENDAR Sep. 28, 2022 12:00 am Sep. 28, 2022 UTC Missouri Public Transit Association 2022 State Conference & Expo Springfield, MO
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September 28 | September 29, 2022

Springfield, MO

September 28-29, 2022

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Mike Foley

mfoley@mopublictransit.org

ADD TO CALENDAR Sep. 14, 2022 12:00 am Sep. 14, 2022 3:00 pm UTC TWC ATTAIN Rail and Facilities Apprenticeship Committees Online
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September 14 | September 14, 2022

Online

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Join us for a meeting of ATTAIN committees: Rail/Signals/Traction Power and Facilities/Elevator-Escalator.
We will present background information on apprenticeship and case studies of successful programs across the country.

For more information, please contact twc@transportcenter.org

 

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ADD TO CALENDAR Aug. 22, 2022 12:00 am Aug. 22, 2022 UTC National Transportation in Indian Country Conference Louisville, KY
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August 22 | August 26, 2022

Louisville, KY

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NITCC

Email: conference@nitcc.org. Phone: 602.910.8367

ADD TO CALENDAR Aug. 21, 2022 12:00 am Aug. 21, 2022 UTC Michigan Public Transit Association Conference Thompsonville, MI
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August 21 | August 25, 2022

Thompsonville, MI

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ADD TO CALENDAR Aug. 17, 2022 12:00 am Aug. 17, 2022 UTC CTAA Small Urban Network (SUN) Conference Manchester, NH
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August 17 | August 19, 2022

Manchester, NH

CTAA’s annual Small Urban Network (SUN) Conference – now heading into its eighth year – allows chief executives and leaders at small-urban transit agencies a chance to gather with their peers to network, share ideas and solutions and shape CTAA policy strategy impacting small urban systems in a collegial, retreat-like setting. Past SUN Conference attendees have noted they enjoy this event in particular due to its focused agenda and because nearly all its participants are their fellow transit managers and executives. After our past SUN Conferences in Denver, Asheville, Flagstaff,  Athens, Missoula, now Manchester continues our trend of bringing this event to small cities, where attendees can experience the examples and ideas of their peers in action.

Register here.

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ADD TO CALENDAR Jul. 13, 2022 12:00 am Jul. 13, 2022 3:00 pm UTC Transit Workforce Center Mentor Roundtable Online
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July 13 | July 13, 2022

Online

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Contact twc@transportcenter.org form more information.

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Transit Workforce Center

twc@transportcenter.org

ADD TO CALENDAR Jul. 10, 2022 12:00 am Jul. 10, 2022 UTC Transportation Sessions at USAging’s 47th Annual Conference and Tradeshow Austin, TX
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July 10 | July 13, 2022

Austin, TX

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Transportation Sessions

 

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https://www.usagingconference.org/#Home-About-1

ADD TO CALENDAR Jun. 27, 2022 12:00 am Jun. 27, 2022 UTC National RTAP Tribal Transit Training Conference Flagstaff, AZ
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June 27 | June 29, 2022

Flagstaff, AZ

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Neil Rodriquez

nrodriguez@nationalrtap.org

ADD TO CALENDAR Jun. 22, 2022 12:00 am Jun. 22, 2022 4:15 pm UTC TWC Webinar: Fundamentals of Mentoring Online
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June 22 |

Online

:  Fundamentals of Mentoring

Description:

Mentor programs provide a powerful and effective tool for workforce development and retention. For maintenance occupations, mentors deliver hands-on training support, putting skills in diverse workplace contexts beyond the classroom. For bus operators, mentors provide guidance that addresses real world situations, building and expanding on basic training and creating ongoing support for each new operator. In every transit agency across all occupations, seasoned employees have stores of knowledge waiting to be shared. Without mentorship, this knowledge can be lost when workers retire or move on.

A well-structured mentorship program, designed in partnership with the workers, ensure this expertise is passed on. Strong mentorship programs also provide mentors with leadership opportunities and mentees with the skills and confidence they need to succeed, increasing expertise and morale throughout the organization. In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Develop an understanding of the key elements of a successful mentorship program
  • Hear from labor and management leaders at established transit mentor programs about the impact of mentorship programs in their agencies
  • Learn about the skills used by effective mentors
  • Listen to the experiences of current mentors and mentees.

This is the third in the Transit Workforce Center’s webinar series on strategic workforce development planning in transit.

Presenters:
Michael Hursh, General Manager, AC Transit
Stuart Bass, Principal, Progress Worx
Jamaine Gibson, Director of Apprenticeships and Workforce Development, Amalgamated Transit Union International
Dionna McCane, ATU Mentorship and Apprenticeship Coordinator, ATU Local 1070/IndyGo – Indianapolis, IN
Kevin Philpotts, Apprenticeship Coordinator, TWU 234/SEPTA – Philadelphia, PA
Anton Pierson, Mentor, ATU Local 1005/Metro Transit – Minneapolis, MN

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Karitsa Holdzkom

kholdzkom@transportcenter.org

ADD TO CALENDAR Jun. 07, 2022 12:00 am Jun. 07, 2022 3:00 pm UTC TWC Webinar: Recruiting and Developing Today’s Transit Workforce Online
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June 07 | June 7, 2022

Online

:  Recruiting and Developing Today’s Transit Workforce

This is the second in the Transit Workforce Center’s webinar series on strategic workforce development planning in transit. The TWC’s first webinar examined workforce development for the incumbent workforce. This webinar focuses on how transit agencies and partner organizations are working to meet the significant recruitment challenges across the country and how to best turn these challenges into opportunities to reach, attract, and retain a diverse workforce. Two transit agencies and their labor partners will discuss their innovative outreach and recruitment programs–including mentoring, pre-apprenticeships, and community college partnerships–followed by a presentation from a national organization leader who has coordinated cross-sectoral recruitment initiatives with agencies across the U.S.

The TWC will introduce this session with leadership from the Federal Transit Administration as they review workforce recruitment challenges nationally. The session will close with a first-look look at the initial phase of the TWC’s National Transit Frontline Worker Campaign and elements of the campaign’s toolkit. Significant time will be left at the end of the session for Q&A among presenters and webinar attendees.

Presenters:

• Mona Babauta, Deputy General Manager, Golden Gate Transit, San Francisco Bay Area CA

• Rich Diaz, Bus Operator Mentor Lead, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1575

• Dr. Beverly Scott, Founder, Introducing Youth to American Infrastructure, Inc.; Vice-Chair, President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Committee of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security

• Tracy Spikes, Workforce Development Senior Program Manager, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus, Ohio

• David Stephen, Senior Communication Specialist, Transit Workforce Center

• Jarvis Williams, President, Transport Workers Union Local 208

• Xinge Wang, Deputy Director, Transit Workforce Center

• Federal Transit Administration – TBD

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Pat Greenfield

pgreenfield@transportcenter.org

ADD TO CALENDAR Jun. 05, 2022 12:00 am Jun. 05, 2022 UTC APTA Rail Conference 2022 San Diego, CA
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June 05 | June 8, 2022

San Diego, CA

APTA Rail Conference

San Diego, CA | June 5–8, 2022

For all rail modes — urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity — this technical conference features sessions on technology, operations, maintenance, safety & security, planning, finance, capital projects, workforce development, and more. Experience the latest industry advances at the Products & Services Showcase and join the technical tours.

Register here: https://s6.goeshow.com/apta/rc/2022/register_now.cfm

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ADD TO CALENDAR May. 09, 2022 12:00 am May. 09, 2022 UTC CTAA Expo 2022 Partner Event
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May 09 | May 14, 2022

Partner Event

CTAA’s EXPO is the premier annual training and networking event for community and public transportation professionals. Participants take part in essential learning and networking events. Speakers and sessions will keep attendees up to date with innovative technology, workforce development, communication strategies, funding, and regulations. The EXPO also features a trade show with all of the latest community transportation goods and services.

EXPO 2022 Home

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ADD TO CALENDAR Mar. 30, 2022 2:00 pm Mar. 30, 2022 UTC FTA Webinar: Rural & Tribal Applicants Webinar for FY 2022 Low-No & Bus Program Combined NOFO FTA Event
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March 30 | March 30, 2022

FTA Event

FTA will be hosting the following webinars to discuss the requirements of the funding opportunity and how to apply. Potential applicants are welcome to attend any of the webinars. FTA is committed to providing equal access to these sessions for all participants. If you need alternative formats, options, or services, please email ftalownobusnofo@dot.gov.

Please contact the Low-No/Bus grant program staff via e-mail or call Amy Volz, Office of Program Management, 202-366-7484. Applicants can also consult their FAQs.

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Amy Volz

FTA Office of Program Management, 202-366-7484.

ADD TO CALENDAR Mar. 30, 2022 9:00 am Mar. 30, 2022 12:00 pm UTC APTA High-Speed Rail Conference Partner Event
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March 30 | April 1, 2022

Partner Event

Convening the Elements of High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Advocacy.

APTA High-Speed Rail Conference

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APTA

(202) 496-4324