Online registration for the Rural Task Force Outreach Training in October is now active. All sessions will begin with check-in and a light breakfast at 8:30 am, a Welcome address at 8:50 am and the training session starting at 9:00 am and ending around 4:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.
There will be presentations from FHWA, MDOT Office of Passenger Transportation, MDOT Local Agency Programs, and MDOT RTF Core Team. The Outreach will cover information on changing guidance related to funding and fund transfers, the LAP obligation process and how allocation and obligation authority are effected, the new NEPA process (environmental clearance), how transit fits into the RTF program, the changes to project selection and RPA/RTF updated workflow utilizing JobNet, General Program Accounts guidance (why it is important to the RTF program), what requires action at a RTF meeting vs e-mail vote, what is a federal amendment, the STIP process, development of the 2020-2023 S/TIP, and the Local Federal Fund Exchange Program for 2019.
Click on the link for the session you wish to attend, and It will take you to the registration site. There is information on hotel blocks for each session on the registration page if you plan to stay overnight.
October 15, 2018 – Horatio Earle Learning Center, 7575 Crowner Dr., Dimondale, MI 48821 http://micountyroads.memberzone.com/events/details/rural-task-force-training-october-15-2018-153
October 17, 2018 – Road Commission of Kalamazoo County, 3801 East Kilgore Rd., Kalamazoo, MI. 49001 http://micountyroads.memberzone.com/events/details/rural-task-force-training-october-17-2018-154
October 18, 2018 – MDOT Bay Region Office, 5859 Sherman Rd., Saginaw, MI. 48604 http://micountyroads.memberzone.com/events/details/rural-task-force-training-october-18-2018-156
October 24, 2018 – Marquette Township Hall, Marquette, 1000 Commerce Drive, Marquette, MI 49855 http://micountyroads.memberzone.com/events/details/rural-task-force-training-october-24-2018-155
October 26, 2018 – University Center, 80 Livingston Blvd., Gaylord, MI 49735 http://micountyroads.memberzone.com/events/details/rural-task-force-training-october-26-2018-157
If you have any questions, please contact Don Mayle at [email protected] or (517) 335-4588.
John LaMacchia is the Assistant Director of State and Federal Affairs for the League handling transportation, infrastructure, energy and environment issues. He can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0303.