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.
  • Advanced Mobility Device Securement -  Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Marshall University Graduate School, South Charleston Campus, from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  Participants who complete the course will be able to demonstrate techniques to safely and effectively secure manual and powered mobility devices on a vehicle, practice proper placement and securement of seat belts on individuals using manual and powered mobility devices, and utilize proper body mechanics to minimize injuries while secureing mobility devices and their passengers.
  • Defensive Driving/Pre-Trip Inspections - Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority, in Fairmont, WV.  This training is geared towards information for the professional van/small bus operator with the main goal of accident prevention. Topics will include pre-trip inspections (the importance of and how to do them properly), defensive driving tools, rules of the road, following distance, breaking, merging, rail crossings, hazards, intersection etiquette, passing, etc. 



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