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Training
 

 Overview

 

The ODOT Office of Transit is committed to ensuring all transit providers in the State of Ohio receive the training necessary to enhance the knowledge and skills needed to provide the best transportation services to Ohio’s travelers. The Office of Transit offers low cost or no cost training opportunities to transportation service provider managers and staff and individuals with an interest in public and human service transportation coordination. The Office of Transit has access to many trainers ranging from ODOT staff, staff from other state agencies, the federal government, or individuals with expertise and experience in many transportation related areas.

Training is provided in many areas including state or federal compliance, areas related to improving the safety and efficiency of the transportation operation, and disseminating information on how to best coordinate transportation services in Ohio.

 

 Upcoming Training Opportunities

 
  
  
BraunAbility Commercial DPA Lift Training*3/26/2015 1:00 PM
2 CFR 200 Super Circular Training: Non-profit Organizations Day 13/30/2015 10:00 AM
2 CFR 200 Super Circular Training: Non-profit Organizations Day 23/31/2015 8:30 AM
Mobility Management, JARC and New Freedom Invoice and Budget Variance Training4/6/2015 9:00 AM
Mobility Management, JARC and New Freedom Invoice and Budget Variance Training4/10/2015 9:00 AM
2015 Accessible Vehicle Fair4/15/2015 8:00 AM
BraunAbility Commercial DPA Lift Training*4/16/2015 1:00 PM
Mobility Management, JARC and New Freedom Invoice and Budget Variance Training4/24/2015 9:00 PM
Transit 101 Module #4 - Procurement (tentative)5/20/2015 8:30 AM
Transit 101 Module #5 - Regulations (tentative)5/21/2015 8:30 AM
 

 Online, On-demand Training Opportunities

 

FTA 101 Training Module. Free. Intended for ODOT's subrecipients, especially their newly hired public transportation staff. Developed by the AASHTO Multi-State Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) in partnership with the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center (SURTC) at North Dakota State University, FTA 101 is a web-based training tool that can be used free of charge. Topics include: a brief history of how FTA was established; many of the applicable modes of public transportation; the role of FTA and its primary responsibilities; how FTA is funded; how FTA funds public transportation, such as states and subrecipients; and FTA's oversight of public transportation.

National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course (Online Version)

 

 Ongoing Training Opportunities

 

Defensive Driving courses are provided by:

DRIVE: Transporting Older and Disabled Passengers was developed by the Ohio Department of Aging, the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging and ODOT. The program is operated by the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. ODOT requires all drivers from transit systems and agencies with Specialized Transportation Program-funded vehicles to have some type of passenger assistance training within six months of hire. The DRIVE training fulfills this requirement. Training opportunities include an eight-hour hands-on course for drivers, a four-hour refresher course for drivers, and a two-day Train-the-Trainer course.

(Although the above training opportunities are provided by Central and Northern Ohio organizations, they are open to eligible participants from anywhere in Ohio.)

Public and Social Service Transportation Certificate Program, Wright State University

 

 Training Resources

 

National RTAP is a program of the Federal Transit Administration dedicated to creating rural transit solutions through technical assistance, partner collaboration and FREE training and other transit industry products. National RTAP Technical Assistance Briefs are periodically distributed along with information explaining the services available through the RTAP program at the state level. The Office of Transit also offers an extensive lending library of National RTAP Training Materials and other periodicals and educational and training tools. Sample training materials:

In consultation with rural transit systems, the Office of Transit commits Ohio's share of RTAP funding to technical assistance projects and training. In addition, scholarships are awarded to attend state and national meetings and conferences. (For additional information please contact Esther Klaus at esther.klaus@dot.state.oh.us or 614-466-8320)

 

 Training Archive

 
 

 Contact

 

David Walker
Compliance Officer
(614) 644-0301
david.walker@dot.state.oh.us