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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.