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
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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