Federal-aid Overview Seminar Registration
Why attend? The Federal-aid Overview Seminars are one part of an increased effort by the Iowa DOT to provide quality training for Local Public Agency (LPA) and consultant staff that are involved with Federal-aid projects or programs. These seminars will provide an overview of the entire Federal-aid project delivery process, including: planning and programming, environmental review, design, right-of-way acquisition, contract letting and award, construction, and project close-out.
Who should attend? These seminars are specifically designed for LPA staff and consultants that are new to the Federal-aid process and those that are infrequently involved with Federal-aid projects. The Iowa DOT also recommends all LPA and consultant staff involved with Federal-aid projects attend once every three years as a refresher on Federal-aid requirements and procedures.
When and where? There are several different ways to participate. You may attend the in-person seminar located in District 1, Ames; the webinar at your district’s host site; or you may participate in the webinar individually or with your own group. To participate in a webinar individually or with your own group, you will need a computer with internet access and a speaker telephone. A webinar consists of a slide presentation that the presenter advances on your computer screen and whose voice is heard over your telephone. Questions may be asked by typing a note on your keyboard, or by un-muting your phone and stating it. The in-person and the webinar seminars are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with 1 hour lunch and will follow the same agenda with the same content.
How do I register? Choose one of the following methods:
1. Print the form, complete it, and mail, e-mail or fax it to:
Iowa Department of Transportation
Office of Local Systems: Attn. Gail Nordholm
800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010
Fax: 515-817-6674 Phone: 515-239-1528
2. Register online below.
How much does it cost? Free
When do I need to register? Please register at least two weeks prior to the seminar date. Space is limited, so please register early! Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
What will I get? These seminars will consist of presentations on a variety of topics by Iowa DOT staff from several different offices, based on the subject matter. Participants at the District 1 presentation on July 21, 2011, in Ames will receive training materials which will include copies of all presentations, the Federal-aid Project Development Guide, and other reference information. For those attending the webinar at a District host site and if registered by July 14, training materials will be available for you at the District host site. For those participating in the webinar individually or with their own group, the training materials will be available on the Office of Local Systems website on approximately July 14.