January 3, 2011
Check the classifieds in this issue to learn about job opportunities--including a president/general manager, a director of bus transportation, an executive director, and a county director of transportation!
Standards Announced; Posted for Public Comment from Jan. 3 to Feb. 1
APTA’s Standards Development Program has announced the posting of 10 documents for public comment between Jan. 3 and Feb. 1.
The public comment period for recommended practices, white papers, and standards is the industry’s chance to participate in the consensus-based process established by APTA and provide comments. To access the documents, visit the “News Updates” section of the APTA web site and click the link titled “APTA Standards Development Program Public Comment.”
The documents up for review are:
Procurement Standards—Contract Risk Allocation: Recommended Practice for Payment Procedures; Recommended Practice for Managing Risks in Contracts Involving Transit; and Recommended Practice for Professional Liability.
Procurement Standards—Technology Procurement: Creating a Business Case for Transit Information Technology Projects and Procurements with Information Technology Components; Recommended Practice for Negotiating Information Technology Contracts; White Paper: Glossary of Technology Terms; and White Paper: Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Bus Standards—In Plant Inspection: Recommended Practice for In-Plant Inspection for Bus Procurements.
Sustainability—Urban Design: Recommended Practice on Why Design Matters for Transit.
Security—Risk Management: Recommended Practice on Conducting Background Investigations.
More information about the standards is available from Saahir Brewington.