The Division of Public Transit sponsors several, wide-ranging training opportunities for transit provider personnel throughout the year. Please check back to this site for training updates.
- PASS - Passenger Service and Safety Certification: two-day transit and Section 5310 driver training provides basic information on various mobility aids, vehicle accessibility equipment including wheelchair lifts and mobility aid securement. It also helps drivers become familiar and proficient with customer assistance, sensitivity, and evacuation techniques. Classes are scheduled throughout the year at various sites. Please check the PASS page on this site or contact the Division for information.
- Intellectual Disabilities Workshops - Three workshops will provide public transportation workers about riders with intellecual disabilities. They will be open to WV Public Transit and Section 5310 grantee personnel. They will take place March 24, 2014 in Parkersburg, March 25, 2014 in Charleston, and March 26, 2014 in Clarksburg. Agenda and registration will be distributed in February, 2014.
- FTA Substance Abuse Seminar - As an adjunct to the FTA Drug and Alcohol National Conference, this one-day seminar is designed to provide essential facts and information to facilitate employers' compliance with DOT's 49 CFR Part 40 and FTA's 49 CFR Part 655. While a high-level overview of the regulations will be discussed, this seminar will focus more on the operational side of a transit agency's functions. The seminar will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, WV on April 22, 2014. For more information please visit: http://transit-safety.fta.dot.gov/DrugAndAlcohol/Training/SubAbuseClass.aspx?id=39 .
- Certified Safety and Security Officer Training - The program is designed to help Officers build the transportation organization, enhance the professionalism of its internal team, safely serve its customers, fulfill its responsibilities in assisting in community emergency preparedness, identify internal safety and security strength and weaknesses, and reduce system exposure to liability. The workshop will take place at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV on May 28-30, 2014.