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

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

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

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

Effective Trainer Skills
September 17, 2020 (10:00-11:00AM EDT)

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)

Instructor Led Training

RESCHEDULED: Florida Small and Rural Transit Agency Bus Operator Training Program (Train-the-Trainer)
September 15, 2020 (8:30am – 4:30pm)
LeeTran, Ft Myers, FL

Other Training Opportunities

SMS Principles for Transit (FT00564)
Course Prerequisite: Effective November 13, 2019, SMS Principles for Transit Course.  Please make sure you have completed the 1-hour online SMS Awareness course. A copy of your certificate will be required before your enrollment will be processed.   You can access the course on TSI’s Learning Management System from the course catalog.  https://tsi-dot.csod.com/client/tsi-dot/default.aspx
July 8-10, 2020 (W-Th: 8:00am-4:30pm; and F: 8:00am-12:00pm)
CUTR, Tampa, FL

Effectively Managing Transit Emergencies (FT00456)
July 20-23, 2020 (T-Th: 8:00am-4:30pm; and F: 8:00am-12:00pm)
CUTR, Tampa, FL

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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

CANCELLED: 2020 Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo
June 26-27, 2020 | Orlando, FL

Registration is Open: 2020 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop 
June & July 2020

CANCELLED: 2020 CTD Annual Training Workshop
August 24-26, 2020 | Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL

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

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Transit Safety and Operations Summit
October 7, 2020 | St. Peterburg, FL