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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

Transit 101 Module #2 – Introduction to Transit Management – Operations1/27/2015 9:00 AM
Transit 101 Module #3 – Financial Management3/17/2015 9:00 AM
Transit 101 Module #4 – Procurement4/21/2015 9:00 AM
Transit 101 Module #5 – Regulations5/27/2015 9:00 AM

 Ongoing Training Opportunities


Defensive Driving courses are provided by:

Defensive Driving Course Online Version

DRIVE: Transporting Older and Disabled Passengers
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

(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




Lori Spencer
Federal Programs Coordinator
(614) 466-5262