Apr 10, 2012
The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) has posted a recording online of a webinar conducted by SURTC researchers Del Peterson and Jeremy Mattson on using technologies, such as smartphones, webcasts, online surveys, and social media, for increasing public participation in transportation planning. The presentation was conducted as part of CUTR’s webcast series. The webinar can be viewed at the link below, using the required recording ID. Visit the CUTR Webcast page to view other recordings as well as upcoming webinars.
Webinar recording: Transit, Technology & Public Participation
Recording ID: Transit-Tech
Apr 5, 2012
On March 28, 2012, SURTC partnered with CTAA and the Northern Plains Tribal Technical Assistance program to present a webinar on Tribal Transit & Prospects for Future Funding.
SURTC researcher Jon Mielke presented the findings of a recent study regarding the impacts of the 5311(c) tribal transit program that was created in 2005 by the SAFETEA-LU federal highway and transit funding bill. The study also identified future funding requirements based on varying levels of tribal participation and the availability of funding from other sources.
Jim Glaze, a tribal transit attorney and partner with the Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry, LLP, law firm briefed participants on the status of various versions of pending federal reauthorization. The timing of Mr. Glaze’s presentation was especially timely given legislation that is currently pending before Congress.
Mar 23, 2012
SURTC researchers Jeremy Mattson and Del Peterson will be presenting findings from their Transit, Technology & Public Participation Study during a webcast Thursday April 5th at 11am CDT.
The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) will be hosting the presentation as part of their online webcast series.
The objective of this project was to evaluate the benefits of employing an integrated system of technologies and practices to improve public participation in the public transportation planning process. A demonstration project was developed in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area addressing the issues of limited agency resources, individual participation barriers, and the technology divide, among others. A combination of on-vehicle rider surveys, transit-oriented social networks, electronic transportation surveys, and public meeting webcasts were designed to mitigate these issues. For more information the project website can be found here.
Mar 8, 2012
SURTC is sponsoring a free webinar March 28 on tribal transit and prospects for future funding. Pre-registration is required. Details are shown below.
Title: Tribal Transit and Prospects for Future Funding
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 1:00 pm Central Time
Duration: 1 hour
What is the status of the tribal transit industry?
How has it grown?
How has it performed?
What are its funding needs?
What are the prospects for future funding?
Kelly Shawn – Community Transportation Association of America
Jon Mielke – Small Urban & Rural Transit Center
Jim Glaze – Partner, Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP
Small Urban & Rural Transit Center
Community Transportation Association of America
Northern Plains Tribal Technical Assistance Program
Go to http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=EA55DD86874F
The entire registration process takes less than a minute. You will receive an e-mail confirmation once you have registered.
Participants will use their computer’s speakers to hear webinar presentations – there is not an access number to dial into. Questions may be asked through the chat feature of the webinar service.
Contact Jon Mielke at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have content questions about the webinar and Denise Brown at email@example.com if you have technical questions.
Please pre-register by Friday, March 23