TFLEx members meet twice annually to share best practices and "needs and leads," learn from industry experts and work together to develop and maintain the ongoing TFLEx Business Plan. These are facilitated workshops where all members are able to participate in roundtable discussions.
TFLEx members identified a need to educate finance staff in the field of transit without extensive costs. Transit 101 was developed as a web-based instructional tool to bring information regarding the transit field to the desktops of staff members whether in finance or other departments. Modules deployed to date include Federal, State, and Local Funding; Procurement; Paratransit Operations: Fare Policy; and Regulatory Framework. Others are in development with a total of 26 planned.
Sharing management tools such as benchmarking, activity-based costing, process mapping, balanced scorecard, key performance indicators, and best practices has been an ongoing activity of members attending the bi-annual workshops. Transit systems taking the lead in these practices share their successes and "opportunities" with their fellow members.
It is time for the 2017 Fall TFLEx Workshop. The theme is Where Have All the Riders Gone?
The workshop will be in Dallas, Texas, on October 30-31. The business meeting will be held on Sunday, October 29, in the afternoon.
To register for the event, please use this form.
The registration fee for the workshop is $170 per participant. NOTE: The workshop is open to TFLEx member agencies only, and their guests. If you are a transit agency and wish to attend as a guest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are paying by check (at the door) please use the zero-dollar ticket option.
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Location: Sessions held at the DART Headquarters Building, 1401 Pacific Avenue
Where Have All the Riders Gone?
Part 1 - Ridership Survey results & related observations; what are the overarching issues with so many agencies experiencing ridership declines?
Agencies Response Part 1 - Member agencies’ activities in this area - working with TNCs on first mile/last mile, micro transit, bike share, dynamic carpooling.
Federal update - Funding programs, NTD reporting, TAM reporting.
Part 2 - DART comprehensive operations analysis, rail expansion (light rail, commuter rail, streetcar).
Agencies Response Part 2 - Member agencies’ activities in this area (bus route/headway changes, service expansion).
Part 3 – Fare and Service Enhancements - DART new payment system, kiosks.
Agencies Response Part 3 - Member agencies’ activities in this area - contactless payment cards, mobile ticketing, station kiosks, enhanced bus shelters, Wi-Fi.
Part 4 – Safety & Security, Marketing - DART safety & security campaign. Member agencies activities in this area.
Transit 101 – Review of Module 9 – Procurement
TFLEx Café is a members-only website for employees of the TFLEx agencies. Users can collaborate on projects and network with employees of other agencies.
If you are an employee of a member agency, you can register for an account here. You must use your agency issued email to create and validate your account.
To pay for an individual conference registration, or for the annual membership fees for an authority, click here.
To view the presentations from our last workshop in Houston, Texas, click here.
Between workshops our members participate in Special Interest Group (SIG) conference calls. For more information, contact Irene deMers at email@example.com.
The Transit 101 project consists of 10 modules designed to give a basic introduction to the finance function in the transit industry. The modules are self-paced, have audio narration, and have several knowledge checks to assess understanding.
The modules require no log in or account, and are freely available to any interested parties. At this time, they require the use of Adobe Flash, so do not work on Apple mobile devices.
The content and activities in this training will prepare you to:
We appreciate any feedback and suggestions you have after taking the modules. To provide feedback or report any issues, you may contact us here.