Transit 101: Transit Fundamentals Training Program

Presented by NYPTA and NYSDOT

Transit 101 is an interactive, hands-on, 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.

2023 Transit 101 Course Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 11
  • Thursday, October 12

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

Program Cost:
$1,275/per participant
*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 Monday, October 2.


Core areas of emphasis include:

  • STOA overview and basic eligibility
  • Application and payment process
  • STOA formula, definitions, data collection and reporting
  • 17a reporting and financial audits
  • State transit capital funding
  • Intro to Federal transit programs

Program Goals:

  • Improve understanding of transit programs and rules
  • Improve quality and timeliness of 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 - Wednesday, October 11, 2023:

9:30 am: Check in
10:00 am - 10:30 am: Introduction and Program Overview
10:30 am – 12:15 pm: STOA Part 1
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm: Boxed Lunch
1:00 pm– 2:30 pm: STOA Part 2
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Stretch break
2:45 pm– 4:00 pm: State Capital Programs
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Q&A with NYSDOT staff


Program Schedule - Thursday, October 12, 2023

8:30 am – 8:45 am: First day recap
8:45 am – 10:30 am: Federal Transit Programs
10:30 am – 11:30 am: Participant Questions and Open Discussion with NYSDOT staff

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