Training

Wheelchair securement training. Operator secures passenger.For more information on the following workshops, please contact the person listed for the training course. Click on course name to download/view training class details. If you have an idea for a training course or would like to host a course, please contact Stephanie Lewis.

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There are no fees to attend these courses for current employees of a Florida public transit agency who meet the criteria identified in the Transit Training Policies & Procedures.

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RTAP Training

Florida Small and Rural Transit Agency Bus Operator Training Program
Download the newly released Florida Small and Rural Transit Agency Bus Operator Training Program. The training program contains minimum suggested bus operator core training elements and resources.

If you need assistance utilizing or accessing the Florida Small and Rural Transit Agency Bus Operator Training Program, please contact the Florida RTAP Project team, Stephanie Lewis, zavacki@cutr.usf.edu or Roberta Yegidis, ryegidis@cutr.usf.edu.

Florida Small and Rural Transit Agency Bus Operator Training Program (Train-the-Trainer)
October 15, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm)
St. Johns County Council on Aging, St. Augustine, FL

Florida Small and Rural Transit Agency Bus Operator Training Program (Train-the-Trainer)
November 12, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm)
FDOT District One, Bartow, FL

Other Training Opportunities

Managing For Performance – Safety, Customer Service, Conflict and Work Ethic: A Guide for Transit Operators Trainers
November 19-20, 2019 (8:30am – 4:30pm, daily)
CUTR, Tampa, FL

Instructor’s Course for Transit Trainer (FT00562)
December 9-13, 2019 (8:00am-4:30pm, daily)
LYNX, Orlando, FL

Fundamentals of Bus Collision Investigation (FT00435)
January 27-31, 2020 (M-Th: 8:00am – 4:30pm; and F: 8:00am – 12:00pm)
LYNX, Orlando, FL

Transit Supervisor Certification Course (FT00545)
February 3-7, 2020 (M-Th: 8:00am – 4:30pm; and F: 8:00am – 12:00pm)
LYNX, Orlando, FL

Save the date for the following trainings. Subscribe to our listserv to receive notifications when classes are open for enrollment.

Substance Abuse Management and Compliance (FT00465-A)
February 11-13, 2020 | CUTR, Tampa, FL

Reasonable Suspicion and Post-Accident Testing Determination Seminar (FT00566-A)
February 14, 2020 | CUTR, Tampa, FL

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (FT00531)
February 24-25, 2020 | CUTR, Tampa, FL

Transit System Security: Design Review (FT00532)
February 26-28, 2020 | CUTR, Tampa, FL

Transit Bus System Safety (FT00543)
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | CUTR, Tampa, FL

Transit Industrial Safety Management (FT00457)
April 6-10, 2020 | CUTR, Tampa, FL

SMS Principles for Transit (FT00564)
July 8-10, 2020 | CUTR, Tampa, FL

Effectively Management Transit Emergencies (FT00456)
July 20-23, 2020 | CUTR, Tampa, FL

Course Catalog

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in partnership with the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida is pleased to bring to you the Transit Training and Educational Opportunities catalog. The catalog is comprised of innovative training for the transit professional, featuring online and instructor-led training courses for Florida’s transit agencies. We offer a wide range of training, for the small rural agency to the largest transit systems, Florida is leading the way to meet the demands of the ever changing transit industry. Download the 2018 Course Catalog

e-Learning Training Class

The Art of Defusing Conflict: De-Escalation Techniques for Transit Operators (for Florida public transit agencies only)

Rule Chapter 14-90, Florida Administrative Code: A Review for You – A Course for Bus Transit Drivers (for Florida public transit agencies only)

Curbing Transit Operator Distracted Driving (for Florida public transit agencies only)

Disability Etiquette for Transit Operators (for Florida public transit agencies only)

Conferences & Events

SAVE THE DATE: 2020 Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo
April 3-4, 2020 | Orlando, FL

SAVE THE DATE: 2020 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop & Transit Safety and Operations Summit
June 8-10, 2020 | Tampa, FL

SAVE THE DATE: 2020 FPTA Annual Conference
October 4-6, 2020 | St. Petersburg, FL