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FTA Live Webcast: "Public Transportation Priorities in the GROW AMERICA Act" - Thur, May 22, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014 
3:30-4:30 pm Eastern
The Federal Transit Administration will host a public webcast highlighting the major public transportation priorities and new programs in the Administration’s four-year surface transportation reauthorization proposal, known as the GROW AMERICA Act. The live webcast will be conducted by FTA. To participate, follow this link a few moments before the start time: http://www.yorkmedia.com/dot/2014/05/22. No R.S.V.P. is necessary for this event.
At the conclusion of the presentation, FTA will address selected questions submitted online by viewers. The entire webcast, fully captioned, will be made available on FTA’s website for later viewing.

Technical Information

To successfully participate, your computer or device will require the ability to view video, play audio, and connect to the Internet, and meet the following minimum requirements:
Microsoft® Windows
  • Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003
  • Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later (including Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8)
  • Windows Media® Player 9.0 or later
Firefox® 3.6 or later, or Google™ Chrome
  • Windows Media® Player 9.0 or later
  • Microsoft Silverlight® 5
  • Broadband Internet connection
Apple® Mac® OS
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later
  • Apple Safari® 5 or later or Firefox 3.6 or later
  • Microsoft Silverlight 5
  • Broadband Internet connection
Linux® (on-demand playback only)
OpenSUSE 11.0 or Ubuntu with the following:
  • FFmpeg plugin
  • Chromium web browser

Additional Notes

Silverlight – If you’re using Microsoft’s Silverlight Players or a browser that uses the Silverlight Plugin (such as FireFox or Google Chrome), you must have Silverlight version 5.0 or later installed. You can download Silverlight for free at: http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx

Internet – Webcasts will look and sound best when viewed over a broadband Internet connection of 750kbps or greater sustained bandwidth. You can confirm your available bandwidth for free by running the bandwidth test available at www.speedtest.net

Network Firewall Considerations – Some network administrators block streaming media at the firewall. If you are unable to view streaming video, you may need to notify your network/IT administrator. The following firewall ports may need to be opened for proper webcast viewing: TCP/80, TCP/1755, UDP/1755, TCP/554, and UDP/554. Packet shapers, VPN’s, and/or proxy servers can also cause adverse effects on live streaming. These should be bypassed if possible. Additionally, streaming may be blocked if firewalls deny the MMS or RTSP protocol. Some network security policies restrict or filter content based on site URL (this is sometimes referred to as “white listing” a domain). Webcast content will be served from the yorkcast.com andakamai.net domains and traffic from both domains need to be allowed.

Please use the following link to test your specific systems’ hardware/software compliance
You can test your system’s audio and video by viewing the following on-demand test webcast: http://mediasite.yorkcast.com/webcast/Play/ef1135ec9e8846ddbcfaf3471eb713ec1d

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