Training Opportunities

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.
  • 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.
  • Professional Dispatching and Scheduling Training - This two-day course is designed for the demand-responsive scheduler or dispatcher. It is relevant for any demand-responsive environment, whether urban or rural, general public, paratransit or human services transportation. Persons who successfully complete this course will have developed and demonstrated their expertise in maximizing the efficient delivery of demand-responsive transportation, conveying riders’ requests into affordable and appropriate trips, and in making effective use of their system’s transportation resources.   The course will take place at the Embassy Hotel and Suites in Charleston, WV on July 10-11, 2014.


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