The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) has developed a new campaign to help volunteer transportation programs around the country recruit volunteer drivers. The fully customizable volunteer recruitment materials include:
- Social Media Graphics
- A Social Media Toolkit
All of the campaign materials offer designated spaces for your organization’s logo and information, enabling you to customize them for your community. NADTC will provide you with the individual PDF, JPEG, or InDesign files of the materials for your use.
In an effort to help transit agencies more effectively recruit drivers and other workers, the Transit Workforce Center has released a new Transit Worker Recruitment Campaign Toolkit. This is a free, regularly updated resource.
Would you like to learn more about cybersecurity and how to protect your organization against cybercrime? The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center, UA Little Rock, and U.S. Small Business Administration have teamed up to offer a free, online, on-demand basic cybersecurity training course. Cyber Safe: Cybersecurity for Small Business covers:
- Access Control
- Media Protection
- Physical Security
- Protecting Network Boundaries
The course is directed at agency managers, directors, and IT staff, and takes less than 1.5 hours to complete.
The Transportation Learning Center is providing free access to three training modules to help technicians, mechanics, and fleet managers gain an understanding of the fundamentals of battery electric bus (BEB) technology. Though the modules focus on battery electric transit buses, many of the principals discussed apply to other types of battery electric vehicles that are already or will soon be on the market (e.g., passenger and paratransit vehicles). You can (1) watch the pre-recorded on-demand webinars that include Q&As with industry experts or (2) download the slides (includes presenters’ notes, tests, and test answers) to use in a group training session. Topics include:
- Module 1: BEB Overview (Fundamentals of BEB Technology, Preventative Maintenance & Diagnostics, and Battery Management & Cooling)
- Module 2: High Voltage Safety (Overview of BEB High Voltage, High Voltage Risk & Safety, Worker Protection, and High Voltage Required Skills & Knowledge)
- Module 3: Charging Considerations (Charging Overview; Charging Considerations & Technology; Charging Standards, Maintenance, & Safety; and Facility & Operations Considerations for BEBs)
Audience: technicians, mechanics, and fleet managers
Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) is providing this on-demand online course FREE of charge.
FMCSA Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) Training Provider Q&A Webinar
FMCSA recently hosted a series of webinars to answer common questions they have been hearing from training providers about the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations and using the Training Provider Registry. You can download a PDF of the presentation slides here and view a recording of one of the webinars here. Zoom will ask for a passcode to watch the recording. The passcode is: Wh^&9$qP
A Guidebook on New Software Adoption for Small Transit Agencies
- Release Date: 3/2021
- Provider: National Center for Applied Transit Technology (N-CATT)
- Location: https://n-catt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/NCATT_Software-Guidebook.pdf
- Intended for: Agency leaders and IT staff
Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements
- Release Date: 2/18/2022
- Provider: National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP)
- Location: Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements
- Intended for: All
FTA has published mental health resources to support transit industry workers during these challenging times. These resources, which are updated weekly, include information on:
- Mental health, wellness, and self-care
- Suicide prevention
- Active shooter preparedness
The National Center for Mobility Management is a national technical assistance center funded through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration and operated through a consortium of three national organizations—the American Public Transportation Association, the Community Transportation Association of America, and Easterseals Inc. Learn more about us by downloading our brochure.
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center understands that there are a lot of things to learn when providing transportation services to older adults and individuals with disabilities, and there's not always enough time to get the training you would like! That’s why they are introducing a new series of learning shorts, “How to…with NADTC." Each video is less than 15 minutes long and addresses important topics while providing useful information to help you manage your transportation program.
FTA provides financial support for some grant recipients’ cybersecurity activities and supports the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in promoting enhanced security for transit agencies. FTA has aggregated cybersecurity resources to support transit agencies as they prepare for, mitigate, and respond to cybersecurity issues.