ATP Cycle 2 Trainings and Assistance Available

ATP Workshops:

The following links provide information on support for completing the Cycle 2 ATP Application along with support information specific to smaller agencies and disadvantaged communities.

For assistance on completing the ATP Cycle 2 Application-

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend a ‘District Application Workshop.’ These workshops are scheduled for late March and April in each of the Caltrans 12 districts. For more information and workshop materials: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/atp/workshops-training-cycle2-2.html For workshop dates: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/atp/documents/2015/2015-Final-ATP-Cycle-2-District-Application-Workshops-xlsx-2015-3-12.pdf

For Assistance on Caltrans Active Transportation Benefit/Cost Tool-

Potential applicants are encouraged to participate in Caltrans’ ATP B/C Webinar conducted by the Economic Analysis Branch. This webinar will demonstrate how the ATP B/C tool may be applied to projects and programs proposed in 2015 ATP Cycle 2 applications. Date: Monday, April 20, 2015 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Webinar Access: Visual Steps 1. Go to https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?MTID=m7833d8ff364aa72223db89afc28b3878 2. If requested, enter your name and email address. 3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: ATPDemo0420! 4. Click “Join”. 5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. Audio Steps 1. Call 1-888-469-3150 2. Enter the following participant access code: 5672610 Please Note: the visual portion of the webinar is limited to the first 100 participants and the audio portion is limited to first 700 participants. Participants will be in “listen only” when they first call-in. Questions will be taken at the end of the presentation. This webinar will be recorded and posted on the Economic Analysis Branch’s website. For access questions, please contact Ryan Ong at (916) 651-6887 or via email at  ryan.ong@dot.ca.gov.

For assistance to smaller agencies and “disadvantaged” communities-

The workshop is a free, full-day (8-hour) training, and will be delivered once in each of the 12 Caltrans districts, beginning in late March through early May of this year. View workshop dates and register for Support for Smaller Agencies and Disadvantaged Communities: Developing Effective Active Transportation Projects and Programs here: http://www.lgc.org/atp-support This workshop is intended to provide technical assistance to smaller agencies and disadvantaged communities to support development of impactful active transportation plans, programs and projects that can successfully compete for ATP funding. The focus will be on the elements that make for a high quality bicycle or pedestrian plan, project, or program (this workshop will not cover the ATP application process or guidelines). Topics Include:

  • Developing impactful bicycling and walking projects and encouragement programs: using best practices and cutting edge design to get the most bang for your buck
  • Designing and implementing an effective community engagement process
  • Low-cost strategies to develop a bicycle/pedestrian/active transportation plan
  • Effectively using health and crash data to design and justify your project, including SafeTREC TIMS, SWITRS, Cal EnviroScreen
  • Tools and strategies to predict and document bicycling and walking rates, including low-cost pre- and post-project user surveys
  • Top 10 Tips for successful grant proposals

For additional resources from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership  you may wish to consider reviewing presentations from the March 11. 2015 webinar entitled Preparing for ATP Cycle 2 hosted by the SRTS NP. Presentations are available at this link. Good luck!