Transit 101:
Transit Fundamentals Training Program
Presented by NYPTA and NYSDOT

Transit 101 is an interactive, hands-on, basic introduction and overview of state and federal transit programs for staff of transit agencies, local government sponsors and others who are involved in transportation and are interested in learning more about these programs, and their reporting requirements. It may also function as a refresher course for those wishing to update their knowledge of these programs and their procedures.

  • Thursday, September 16
  • Tuesday, October 26

This program will take place in person at NYSDOT, 50 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205.

Program Cost:
$1,225/per participants
*Program fee includes admission to both trainings, lunch, and all program materials.

Transit 101 is RTAP eligible. We encourage attendees to contact NYSDOT to confirm RTAP reimbursement at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (518) 457-1396.

This program is limited to 30 participants from eligible transit agencies. The registration deadline for this program is Thursday, September 9.


Core areas of emphasis include:

  • STOA Overview and Basic Eligibility
  • Application and Payment Process
  • STOA formula, definitions, data collection and reporting
  • 17a and financial audits
  • Capital Funding
  • Federal Transit Program Resources
  • What success looks like from DOT perspective

Program Goals:

  • Improve understanding of transit programs and rules
  • Improve quality and timeliness of applications
  • Reduce delays from incomplete applications
  • Reduce DOT staff time for application review and approval
  • Improve overall program compliance and reporting
  • Provide materials and e-learning for future reference

Preliminary Schedule:

Program Schedule - Thursday, September 16, 2021
9:00a: Check in
9:30- 10:30a: Introduction and Program Overview
10:30 – 11:45a: STOA Overview and Basic Eligibility
11:45 – 12:30p: Boxed Lunch
12:45– 1:45p: Application and Payment Process
1:45 – 2:45p: STOA formula, definitions, data collection and reporting
2:45 – 3:00p: Stretch time
3:00– 4:30p: 17a and financial audits

Program Schedule - Tuesday, October 26, 2021
8:30a: Check-in
9:00 - 10:00a: 17a Q&A
10 – 10:10a : Stretch
10:10 – 11:45a: Capital Funding
11:45a – 12:30p: Lunch
12:30 – 1:30p: Federal Transit Program Resources
1:30 – 2:15p: What success looks like from DOT perspective
2:15 – 3:00p: Participant Questions and Open Discussion with DOT
3:00p: Open Discussion

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