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Transit Operations

Course Name Course Description Hours
Advanced Defensive Driving Techniques This course will cover the techniques for safely driving in severe weather as well as how to share the road with pedestrians and various vehicle types. Additionally, you will learn how to adjust your driving style to account for different road conditions. 0.5
Bus Operations: Operator Training This one-hour course is intended to provide an overview on what bus transit systems operators must know prior to operating a vehicle. This course reflects the consensus of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus Standards Program members on the items, methods, and procedures that have provided the best performance record based on the experiences of those present and participating in meetings of the Program Task Forces and Working Groups. APTA recognizes that for certain applications, the practices, as implemented by operating agencies, may be either more or less restrictive than those given in this course. 1
Bus Safety: Distracted Driving Driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes, according to a landmark research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the event. Primary causes of driver inattention are distracting activities, such as cell phone use and drowsiness. Reducing operator distractions and improving safety is a shared responsibility of both the transit agency and the operator. This one-hour course is intended to educate bus transit systems employees on how reduce or eliminate distractions while driving. 1
Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety In this course, employees will learn to recognize the major responsibilities of commercial motor vehicle drivers and identify the “4 A’s of Defensive Driving”, understand the definition of a “No-Zone” and the steps involved in safely backing up a CMV. 0.5
Defensive Driving Basics This course will cover the basics of defensive driving, providing a clear picture of how you should drive so that you are in control of your vehicle at all times and actively making safe choices while behind the wheel regardless of what other drivers are doing. Additionally, you will learn how the decision you make can improve your own safety, as well as the safety of everyone else on the road. 1
Distracted Driving for Local Government (Low Stream) This 2-hour Distracting Driving online course provides the necessary training to educate employees and employers about the dangers and consequences of distracted driving. This course is designed to take an in-depth look at why hands-free cell phone use while driving is dangerous. It is intended that this information will provide background and context for employees and employers considering prevention and policies. 2
Transit Operations: Supervisor Training This one hour course discovers the transit supervisor role in leadership, delegation, safety, reasonable suspicion testing, and interpersonal communication skills. 1

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