Information Flow Chart and Schedule of Activities
(last amended November 1, 2021)

Highlighted sections in this document suggest training of all new committee members on operating procedures

July 2022: (34 months out)

  • Interim/Steering Committee Meets
  • Steering Committee Selection Finalized
  • Congress Organizational Structure Finalized
  • Coordinators and Writing Committee Chairs Selection Process Begins


November 2022:
(31 months out)

  • Steering Committee Meets
  • Manual of Operating Procedures Completed
  • Coordinators and Writing Committee Chairs Selected
  • Writing Committee Members Selection Process Begins


February 2023:
(27 months out)

  • All Writing & Special Committees Activated


March-July 2023:
(22 to 26 months out)

  • Interim Amendment Process ends
  • SBMTC Submits Recommendations for Revisions to Document Content to Vehicle Specifications Coordinator
  • Writing Committees Hold First Meeting, Begin Review Process

Note: Writing Committees should meet at least semi-annually until NCST

  • Revisions Submission Process Begins (all parties begin process of offering proposed additions/revisions/deletions to document)


July 2023
: (22 months out)

  • Steering Committee Meets


November 2023:
(19 months out)

  • Writing Committees and Coordinators Orientation Workshop by Steering Committee
  • Steering Committee Meets
  • Begin State Delegation Selection Process (Minimum 3 members Maximum 7 members)
  • Steering Committee Meets with Writing Committees to Review Procedures and Progress (Go over Writing Committee Instructions)


February 1, 2024:
(16 months out)

  • Deadline for State Delegation Members to Selected by each State (Minimum 3 members Maximum 7 members)
  • Deadline for State Delegations to Begin Developing Proposed Revisions/Additions to the NSTSP Publication (Send State Delegation Amendment Instructions)


June 1, 2024:
(11 months out)

  • Deadline for the General Public and States Delegation Submission Change Request Proposals to Writing Committees for Additions/Revisions/Deletions to the NSTSP Publication (Reinforce Writing Committee Instructions)


July 2024:
(10 months out)

  • Steering Committee (by Teleconference or Meeting)


September 1, 2024:
(8 months out)

  • Deadline for Writing Committee Draft Proposals to be Completed and submitted to Coordinator for Review

October 2024: (7 months out)

  • Deadline for Writing Committee Draft Proposals to be submitted to Editing and Technical Assistance Committees for editing and online preparation
  • Steering Committee teleconference


November 2024:
(6 months out)

  • Deadline for Writing Committee Proposals to be Posted Online for State Delegations Review, Comment and Response (Send State Delegation Response Instructions)
  • Review Meeting with Coordinators and Writing Committee Chairs  (Go over Writing Committee Instructions)


February 1, 2025:
(3 months out)

  • Deadline for Comments, Recommendations and New Proposals from State Delegations, NASDPTS Suppliers Council, or Steering Committee on Writing Committee Proposals to be Completed and Forwarded NCST Chairperson
  • NCST Chairperson Forward State Delegations’, Others’ Comments to Appropriate Writing Committees for final analysis, and decision making


March 1, 2025
(2 months out)

  • Deadline for Writing Committees to Finalize and Submit Proposals to Editing Committee


April 1, 2025:
(1 month out)

  • Deadline for Editing Committee to prepare all Final Congress Ready Proposals
  • Deadline for Congress Ready Proposals to be Posted Online and sent to State Delegation Chairperson(s)


May 3 - 7, 2025:

  • Schedule of On-site Activities in Des Moines, Iowa to be determined

Contact Us:

Patrick McManamon, NCST Steering Committee Chair
e-Mail:  Patrick.McManamon@vermont.gov
Office:  (802) 828-3757