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.

Other Training Opportunities

Developing A Transit Emergency Management Plan
Please note: Registration process is different for this course
April 17-18, 2019 (W: 8:30am – 4:30pm; Th: 8:30am – 12:30pm)
CUTR, Tampa, FL

Managing For Performance – Safety, Customer Service, Conflict and Work Ethic: A Guide for Transit Operators Trainers
NOTE: This course is a requirement to graduate from the Florida Transit Operator Trainer Training Certificate Program.
May 7-8, 2019 (8:30am – 4:30pm, daily)
CUTR, Tampa, FL

SMS Principles for Transit (FT00564)
May 20-22, 2019 (M-T: 8:00am-4:30pm; and W: 8:00am-12:00pm)
LeeTran, Fort Myers, FL

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Transit Safety and Security Audit Course (FT00567)
June 26-28, 2019 | Orlando, 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

Registration is Closed: 2019 Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo
Please contact Stephanie Lewis at (813) 974-1123 or zavacki@cutr.usf.edu if you have any questions or need to inquire about late registrations.
April 5-6, 2019 | Jacksonville, FL

Registration is Open: 2019 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop & Transit Safety and Operations Summit
June 3-5, 2019 | Tampa, FL

SAVE THE DATE: 4th National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference
Charting New Trails for Rural Transportation
September 15-18, 2019 | Portland, Oregon

SAVE THE DATE: FPTA/CTD Annual Conference
September 15-18, 2019 | Orlando, FL