Minnesota Department of Transportation

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RTAP workshop and webinar schedule

Date Time Location Event Details Registration
Oct. 18, 2017 9:30-10:45 a.m.

MN Public Transit Conference Mini-Workshop


River's Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN  56301

Facilitating Public Engagement Processes: The Must-Know Info Public engagement is a critical part of planning for needed transportation services and changes,and is critical in developing long-term community transportation visions. This interactive session will address regional and local public engagement strategies that yield enhanced coordination and sustainability of services, including Minnesota's regional transportation coalition. Innovative methods for engagement from the public and facilitating various types of engagement will be shared. Best practice strategies from transportation agencies and communities across the country will also be shared.

Megan Neeck

Past events

Date Time Location Event Details Registration
Sept. 26-29, 2017

CANCELLED Day 1: Sept. 26
8:30-4:30 p.m.


Day 2: Sept. 27
8:30-4:30 p.m.


Day 3: Sept. 28
8:30-4:30 p.m.

Sept. 26
MnDOT District 3 Headquarters
7694 Industrial Park Road
Baxter, MN 56425

Sept. 27
MnDOT Training Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126

Sept. 28
MnDOT Rochester Building
2900 48th Street N.W.
Rochester, MN 55901

Diversity Training Workshops This workshop is a train-the-trainer program to assist transportation operators to work effectively and respectfully with diverse populations. Training topics for the workshop include self-assessment and discussion, understanding generations, importance of recognizing demographic shifts, Title VI, limited English proficiency, cultural sensitivity, serving people with disabilities and older adults, and assessment and development of agency policies and practices.

Megan Neeck

Sept. 14, 2017 1 - 2:30 p.m. Webinar Reasonable Suspicion Webinar This supervisor training will meet and exceed the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirement (49 CFR Part 655.14(b)(2)) for at least sixty minutes of training on the physical, behavioral, and performance indicators of probable drug use and at least sixty additional minutes on the physical, behavioral, speech and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse. Supervisors will be trained in the facts, circumstances, physical evidence, physical signs and symptoms, patterns, and/or behaviors that are associated with prohibited drug use and alcohol misuse. Registration closed
July 26, 2017 1-2:30 p.m. Webinar

Elements of a Travel Training Program Webinar Join this webinar to find out what travel training is, how it works in rural areas and how it can potentially benefit your agency and the customers you serve.

Registration closed
July 18-19, 2017
- - Fundamentals of Transit Management Workshop This is an entry level workshop for new transit managers or staff who have been promoted to supervisory positions with an emphasis on federal compliance and sound service delivery practices. Topics will include human resources, financial management, capital management, leadership, strategic planning, marketing, coordination, risk management, drug and alcohol program compliance, operations and service design, procurement, safety, security and emergency management, vehicle and facilities maintenance. -
June 29, 2017 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Webinar Public Engagement Follow-up Webinar This webinar will be built around feedback from the Best Practices in Public Engagement workshop and will cover additional materials in response to questions and situations of interest. The material covered will not repeat material covered in the workshops, and will be appropriate for both participants from the initial workshops as well as others who were unable to attend. Registration closed
June 20-21, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Intergovernmental Center

10 Civic Center

Mankato, MN 56001

Board Relations and Public Engagement Workshops This workshop is for managers, board members and other stakeholders. It will include how to work effectively with elected officials/policy makers in developing and maintaining effective transit services, and how to convey the importance of rural public transportation and its effect on the unit of government and the economy as a whole. Topics for the first day include oversight responsibilities, fiscal accountability and fiduciary duties, personnel, program assessment, conflict of interest, confidentiality, committee structure, open meetings/open records laws, engagement of oversight body. The second half will cover how to use 21st century techniques to reach out to stakeholders, passengers and other members of the traveling public. Public involvement in transportation planning, including service planning, is critical to achieving successful outcomes. You'll learn how to avoid the classic error of rolling out a new service plan to your community without providing them the opportunity to participate in its development, the impact of the Olmstead plan for the state of Minnesota and the outcome of the Olmstead Transportation Committee specifically, and how to create public input techniques that are accessible to everyone, such as accessible meeting locations, effective communication and using video- and teleconferencing to your advantage. Registration closed
May 17, 2017 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

St. Cloud Mobility Training Center
700 W St Germain, Suite 100
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Safety Management Workshop This hands-on workshop will instruct participants on how to conform to the federal Safety Management System requirements in a manner that meets requirements and is scalable to the size of the organization. It will also identify gaps and needs in the transit agencies’ safety and security programs, specific elements for creating a safety and security plan, and discussion identifying best practices in safety and security administration. Additional topics include developing a safety culture, reducing vulnerability, safety policy formation, planning and implementation, accident and incident reporting and documentation, drug testing requirements/reporting responsibilities. Registration closed