Spring Workshop Agenda

This agenda is a draft. FTA will confirm in April which topics they will address at the Spring Workshop.

Wednesday, May 6

8am 11:30am is open only for tribal transit providers.

8:00 – 8:30am Registration and breakfast

8:30 – 8:45am Welcome by Tori Nill (MnDOT) and FTA Region V staff TBD

8:45 – 9:15am FTA Update: Reporting requirements, best practices, and funding opportunities for tribal transit.

9:15 – 10:00am Transit Development Plan and Asset Management for Tribal Transit agencies; Asset Management 101; and National RTAP Tribal Transit Training Opportunities (presentation by National RTAP)

10:00 – 10:30am MnDOT Update for Tribal Transit Providers

10:30 – 10:40am Break

10:40 – 11:30am Open Dialogue: What are the tribal transit needs for MnDOT and FTA?


All sessions from 11am-5pm are open to all: tribal transit providers, section 5311s, and section 5307s.

11:00am – 5:00pm Registration

11:15am – 12:00pm Lunch

12:15 – 12:30pm Welcome by Tori Nill (MnDOT) and FTA Region V staff TBD

12:30 – 2:00pm FTA Guidance and Best Practices

2:00 – 2:30pm National RTAP: ADA and Title VI, e-learning opportunities, and Q&A

2:30 – 3:00pm FMSCA – CDL 2022 Requirements (Entry Level Driver Training)

3:00 – 3:15pm Break

3:15 – 4:25pm Circles of discussion with FTA and National RTAP

4:25 – 4:30pm Wrap up / Adjourn

4:30 – 5:00pm Informal open discussion with FTA & National RTAP

Thursday, May 7

All sessions from 8am-5pm are open to all: tribal transit providers, section 5311s, and section 5307s.

7:00 – 8:00am Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30am Opening Ceremony — Welcome and Update from OTAT and MPTA

8:30 – 9:30am MnDOT Unit Update — Data, Asset Management &
Innovation (BlackCat reporting, fleet and facility asset management — MnDOT Lead: Kirby Becker)

9:30 – 10:30am MnDOT Unit Update — Finance & Grants (fleet purchasing, drug and alcohol, and 5307 updates — MnDOT Lead: Laura Nehl-Trueman)

10:30 – 10:45am Break

10:45 – 11:45am MnDOT Unit Update — Program & Implementation (TAC update, grant guidance, 5-year plan, and transit coordination — MnDOT Lead: Mark Nelson and Mike Johnson)

11:45am – 12:00pm Open Questions for MnDOT

12:00 – 12:45pm Lunch

12:45 – 1:45pm Human Trafficking — How does it relate to rural & Greater
Minnesota transit?

1:45 – 2:15pm Transportation Equity and Olmstead Plan – What does it mean to me?

2:15 – 2:45pm Celebrate CEOs

2:45 – 3:00pm Break

3:00 – 4:30pm World Cafés (Rotate to the café of choice for additional
dialogue and engagement based on topic area)

  • Café Session 1 — Marketing: Discovery from Southeast Minnesota agencies, best practices and needs
  • Café Session 2 — RTCC update & status
  • Café Session 3 — Fleet purchasing
  • Café Session 4 — Q&A with MnDOT
  • Café Session 5 — TBD

4:30 – 4:45pm World Café 3-minute highlights

4:45 – 5:00pm Close out

Friday, May 8

Transit 101 for Managers (Introduction to Community Transportation Management)

All sessions from 11am-5pm are open to all: tribal transit providers, section 5311s, section 5307s, and section 5310s.

8am – 4:30pm Full day training provided by CTAA

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