2019 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop Presenter: Ken Thompson, Easterseals Project Action Has the USDOT final rule for reasonable modifications/accommodations to policies, practices and procedures to avoid discrimination been cause for concern at your agency? This session will explore the background for this rule and show how most transit agencies have been making reasonable modifications for.. read more →

2019 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop Presenter: Ken Thompson, Easterseals Project Action Using lifts, ramps, and securement features on public transportation vehicles takes knowledge and practice on the part of operators, customers, and transit managers. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that transit staff be trained to proficiency on the operations of these vehicle features… read more →

Human traffickers exploit legitimate systems within multiple business sectors for their own profits. Traffickers are using resources within the transportation sector to move their victims. Transportation is also a way out for survivors. Knowing the Red Flag indicators, understanding what human trafficking is, who is involved and how to report are keys to transit becoming.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 143: Managing the Transit Scheduling Workforce examines how transit agencies are recruiting, training, developing, and retaining schedulers. In the case where transit agencies use third parties to create schedules, the report also shows how transit systems manage those third parties. The report is designed to assist transit agencies.. read more →

The report describes the experiences of agencies as they make reasonable modifications to their practices and policies in order to both respond to the regulation and ensure service to people with disabilities. The report also includes case examples of six transit systems, which present an in-depth analysis of the issues, opportunities, challenges, lessons learned, and.. read more →