Upcoming Training Opportunities


Roadmap to Drafting an Agency Safety Plan for Bus Agencies

Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)
Online Training Course

Course Overview:
This course will provide you with examples of how to translate the requirements of the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Regulation (49 C.F.R. Part 673) into a compliant Agency Safety Plan. Throughout the course you will review a job aid to assist you with developing or updating an Agency Safety Plan that is appropriately scaled to your bus transit agency.

Duration: Approx. 5.0 hours (self-paced)

Who Should Attend:

  • Transit agency personnel who are involved in drafting an Agency Safety Plan for bus transit.
  • State Department of Transportation personnel who are responsible for drafting an Agency Safety Plan on behalf of a small public transportation provider.
  • Contractors who are responsible for assisting in the development of a bus transit agency’s Agency Safety Plan.

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Wheelchair Securement Training

Q'Straint Training Academy
June 18, 2020, 12:00-1:30pm EST
Interactive Webinar 


This monthly interactive webinar provides an overview of the range of securement equipment currently available and a comprehensive review of the proper way to secure passengers with special needs and their wheelchairs. Topics covered include:

            - Liability & Best Practices
            - Securement Equipment Operation
            - Equipment Evaluation
            - Securing the Mobility Device
            - Securing the Occupant
            - Sensitivity Training 

Who Should Attend:

Appropriate for both new-hires as well as refresher training for experienced transportation operators and trainers, if your organization is in need of updated training this is the best place to start with in our Training Academy.  All webinar attendees will receive a certificate of completion for their records.  

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Build It and They Will Lead: 7 Steps for Building a Successful Leadership Development Training

National Transit Institute (NTI)
June 2, 2020  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Course Overview:


Building successful leadership development programs may seem like an arduous charge. Considering audience, content, impact, and return on investment are enough to intimidate any training and workforce development team. Exploring the succession planning expertise gained from CTA’s Foundations for Management program (which prepares individuals within the organization to enter leadership roles), this session reveals 7 steps necessary for building successful leadership development training. If you’re responsible for developing employees, join us as we share these key ingredients.

Topics covered will include:

• Understanding the skills gap, obtaining buy-in, and asking questions

• Establishing guidelines, developing impactful content, and inviting a variety of voices

• Going beyond the classroom

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Restoring and Reimagining Transit Service in a Pandemic-Transformed World (Webinar)

Thursday, June 4, 2020  3:00 PM - 4:15 PM EDT


Public transportation agencies have played a critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic response, and they continue to do so as we navigate the road to economic and social recovery throughout our nation. This webinar, the first in a three-part series, will highlight how transit agencies are developing their recovery plans for service restoration and how they are reimagining service to keep Americans moving while ensuring the health and safety of riders and operators.

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Remote Management: Keeping Teams Connected Through Crisis (Webinar)

National Transit Institute (NTI)

June 4, 2020 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT


The coronavirus pandemic has caused many employees to work from home for the first time. While some have embraced the challenge, others have had a harder time remaining productive. As a leader of both sets of employees (and those who are in between), what methods have you used to support and encourage them? How have you provided the structure, clarity, camaraderie, and connectivity they once enjoyed? Join us for a lively and highly interactive webinar as we share strategies to manage things, lead people, and maintain a sense of normalcy (and our sanity!) in today’s remote environment.

Topics covered will include:

· Creating structure and maintaining productivity with remote employees

· Tips and tricks for conducting remote meetings

· Reducing isolation and creating team connectivity in a remote environment

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Simple Ways to Boost Your Productivity While Working Remotely (Webinar)


Tuesday, June  9, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

 Working from home is not easy, especially if you're new to the game.  Join us in this webinar, as award-winning CEO Bryan Caplan shares tips, tricks, and best practices to get yourself in the "work zone" and stay productive throughout your day.

By the end of this webinar, you'll learn:

· The importance of a morning ritual

· Tips to keep you focused on your tasks at hand

· Several tools that can help you communicate and collaborate with your teams

Bryan Caplan helps entrepreneurs build bigger, better businesses. A national speaker for Grow with Google, award-winning CEO of Bryan Caplan Marketing and host of the Bigger Better Biz channel on YouTube, Bryan travels the country, presenting a wide range of digital marketing topics to help small businesses grow and succeed.

Bryan has coached thousands of marketers since 2010 and is a guest lecturer at several colleges and universities throughout the country. He is also a contributing columnist to publications including GoDaddy, WorldPay, BlueHost, Constant Contact, Classy.org, and the Boston Business Journal.

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Transportation Experiences and Next Steps in the COVID-19 Pandemic (Webinar)

Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST


The world is grappling with the containment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) until a vaccine is developed. TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern to discuss how planning, preparedness, and response can mitigate exposure and viral spread of communicable diseases among transportation customers and employees. Presenters will discuss their experiences on the ground. Even locations without reported cases can benefit from adapting workgroups, communication plans, and a long-term strategy to move forward.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure.

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Transit Bus System Safety

Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) 

July 13th - 17th, 2020 

Landover, MD 

Course Overview: 
Study the four pillars of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and how SMS and System Safety work together to help create a safer working environment. Discover how the application of engineering and management principles, criteria and techniques can help to lower safety risk to acceptable levels. Explore the concepts of safety climate, safety risk management, the hazard reduction matrix as well as the hazard reduction precedence. 

Who Should Attend:
Agency Safety Plan (ASP) developers, implementers, and administrators, Transit Executive Managers, Human Resource Managers, Facility Managers, Risk Managers, Auditors, Design Engineering Vendors, Construction Vendors, Bus Transit Safety Managers, Safety Supervisors, Equipment Maintenance Managers, Equipment Maintenance Supervisors


Jamie McAlvain

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