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.

Unsure if you have an account for your course registration? Use the “Forgot Password” link to look up your account information using either your work/personal email address or username. If you cannot locate your account information please contact Stephanie Lewis, (813) 974-1123 before setting up a new account.

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.

Upcoming Webinars

Registration is Open: The Facts about Paratransit Pre- and Post- Trip Inspections
This webinar is jointly sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation’s Florida Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Lively Paratransit Instructional Program (LPIP).
October 20, 2020 (10:00-11:00AM)

Registration is Open: Human Trafficking Awareness and Response Tactics for Florida Transit Agencies
This webinar is sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation’s Florida Transit Safety and Operations Network (FTSON).
October 28, 2020 (2:00-3:00PM)

Recorded Webinars

The Importance of Photography When Conducting Bus Collision Investigation
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May 19, 2020 (2:00-3:00PM EDT)

Communicating Effectively with Seniors and Customers with Disabilities
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June 3, 2020 (2:00-3:00PM EDT)

Accident Report Writing 101 – Documenting a Bus Collision
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July 30, 2020 (11:00AM-12:00PM EDT)

How to Lead with Limited Resources: Leadership Skills for Small and Rural Agencies
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August 11, 2020 (10:00-11:00AM EDT)

Customer Service Strategies
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August 26, 2020 (1:00-2:00PM EDT)

Effective Trainer Skills
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September 24, 2020 (10:00-11:00AM EDT)

Instructor Led Training

None at this time

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

Transit Bus System Safety (FT00533)
January 11-15, 2021 | CUTR, Tampa, FL

SMS Principles for SSO Programs (FT00570)
January 15, 2021 | CUTR, Tampa, FL

Transit Supervisor Certification Course (FT00545)
February 22-26, 2021 | CUTR, Tampa, FL

Fundamentals of Bus Collision Investigation (FT00435)
May 3-7, 2021 | Location: TBD

Safety, Security, and Emergency Management Considerations for FTA Capital Projects (FT00551)
June 2-4, 2021 | CUTR, Tampa, FL

Advanced Problems in Bus Collision Investigation (FT00556)
August 30-September 3, 2021 | Location: TBD

Transit Industrial Safety Management (FT00457)
September 13-17, 2021 | Location: TBD

Other Training Opportunities

Two Webinar Series: Emergency Preparedness, Mitigation, and Response – COVID-19 and Other Pandemics

  • May 6, 2020: Part 1: Surviving Covid-19: Again And Again And Again
  • May 7, 2020: Part 2: Florida Transit Agency Covid-19 Innovative Mitigation Strategies

Developing Leaders & The Future Ready Workforce
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August 18, 2020 (11:00AM-12:00PM EDT)

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

Session Recordings are Available: 2020 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop 
June & July 2020

Save the Date: FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop & Transit Safety and Operations Summit
June 7-9, 2021
USF Embassy Suites, Tampa, FL