Curriculum for New State DOT Transit Grant Managers in Administering Federal and State Transit Grants

This curriculum was developed under National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project 20-65 (44), “Curriculum for New State DOT Transit Grant Managers in Administering Federal and State Transit Grants.” The public transit divisions within the state departments of transportation (DOTs) manage a variety of federal and state transit programs. The purpose of this curriculum is to provide state transit directors with a comprehensive resource with which to train new individuals on their staff in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307, 5310, 5311, and 5339 program management and subrecipient oversight. This curriculum is designed to be used by experienced state DOT transit program personnel who train new staff, as well as in a self-study approach. It is organized into a series of modules and submodules covering all FTA State Management Review and Triennial Review topic areas, as well as supplemental information. Modules include: Introduction to FTA Grants; Legal Authority and Annual Certifications (including Lobbying); Grant Administration; Financial Management; Project Management and Grantee Oversight; Procurement (including Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Buy America); Planning; Asset Management; Safety and Security; Subrecipient Personnel- Related Issues (including Equal Employment Opportunity, Labor Protection, and Drug and Alcohol programs); Subrecipient Service Requirements & Restrictions (including Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI, Half-Fare, Charter Bus, and School Bus); and Training and Technical Assistance. Modules are presented in three levels. Level 1 provides summary information appropriate for all state transit staff members. Level 2 provides a foundation course with the degree of detail that many state transit staff members will need. Level 3 provides recommendations for in-depth training for those staff needing special expertise. An additional module provides state transit directors with tools for identifying the non- FTA-specific core skills needed for future recruitments, approaches to recruiting for these skills, and suggestions for training and resources that their staff can use to build these skills.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Contractor’s Final Curriculum
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 500p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01537323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309433235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-65/Task 44
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 11 2014 2:49PM