COLLEGE STATION, TX – John Overman, associate research scientist with the Texas Transportation Institute, was selected by The National Transit Institute (NTI) at Rutgers University to be part of the Fellows class of 2003. NTI Fellows are selected through a national nomination process for a combination of insight and recent, first-hand experience in implementing advanced technologies and new ideas in North American Transit.
“NTI Fellows are selected for their expertise in transit related topics,” said TTI Director Herb Richardson. “We are very honored to have John as part of this group of distinguished people.”
Overman understands the importance of environmental compliance and has been actively involved with instituting environment management plans for maintenance facilities. In his workshop, he educates transit professionals on environmental regulations and compliance, provides an introduction to developing an environmental management system, and distributes an environmental compliance reference manual with reference links to agency resources and useful compliance tools. Overman’s workshop is customized, to cover timely aspects related to critical areas of environmental compliance. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of the major areas of regulatory requirements, management techniques used to ensure compliance and the ability to find and utilize on-line information resources.
The National Transit Institute
The National Transit Institute, at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, was established under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to develop, promote, and deliver training and education programs for the public transit industry. NTI offers a broad curriculum of training in subject areas of critical importance where training does not exist or is limited.
Program areas include:
- Advanced Technologies Innovative Practices,
- Compliance with Federal Regulations,
- Management and Professional Development,
- Multimodal Transportation Planning, and
- Workplace Safety and Security.
NTI produces, Transitions, a newsletter focused on training information, and a quarterly calendar of national training activities.
NTI also maintains a number of topic related list servers, that provide users with a forum to discuss ideas, seek information, receive valuable input, and keep abreast of important news or announcements. NTI’s web site is www.ntionline.com.