Rural Ohio Transit eLearning. Free. Developed in conjunction with ODOT's Ohio LTAP (Local Technical Assistance Program) Center. Intended for new rural transit managers and anyone wanting to learn more about the Ohio Rural Transit Program, this training provides participants with an overview of everything that is required of a rural transit manager. There are 11 modules that cover everything from the requirements of the program to operating a rural transit system. This training is a prerequisite for Transit 101.
National RTAP eLearning. Free. The National RTAP eLearning portal, or learning management system (LMS) hosts self-guided, online courses on topics like emergency management, general refresher training, and problem passengers. More trainings will continue to be added over time, both National RTAP courses and links to outside trainings and resources. Learner progress and scores can be tracked and documented by managers in the LMS. Visit the National RTAP eLearning page to learn more and get started!
The mission of the Center for Transportation e-Learning (CTEL) is to provide targeted, accessible, low-cost, sustainable, and effective training to transportation workers that increases their competence and positively changes their behavior regardless of occupation or location and in a manner that complements and leverages existing and emerging transportation training efforts. CTEL uses proven eLearning technology and practices to provide high-quality, low-cost training solutions to transportation workers at small or remote agencies that might not be able to participate in face-to-face training.
START Online (free) is an interactive, e-learning version of National RTAP's Safety Training and Rural Transit instructor-led course. It was developed in partnership with the Center for Transportation e-Learning and is hosted on CTEL's learning management system. The START course (content updated in 2015) offers basic information for new drivers or refresher training for experienced drivers, with sections on vehicle safety, driver/operator safety, and passenger safety.
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)
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) offers free online courses including "Introduction to OSHA", "OSHA Recordkeeping 101", and "Developing a Safety Culture". A bloodborne pathogens course will be available sometime in 2016 or 2017. The BWC Safety Services Catalog contains course descriptions. Registration is available at www.bwclearningcenter.com.