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See each detailed course listing/registration forms for this information.

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Sure.  We are always looking for transit system experts who have a desire to share their important knowledge with others in the industry.  Contact Ruth Lyons.

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Yes, in addition to classroom training, we provide seminars and workshops, supporting resources, guides and standards. See the "resources" tab on this web site for information and links.

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Yes.  You would speak with provider to arrange, provide venue, and be willing to accept registrants from your area that are outside your agency.   

This also applies to course that have dates scheduled.

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Usually not; they are sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration to further objectives of improved safety and security of our transit systems

When I press the "Register" button, I am transferred to another web site.

That is correct.   FTA sponsors these courses, which are in turn provided by suppliers like the Transportation Safety Institute and National Transit Institute.  At that point, you are making arrangements with those providers.

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State Safety Oversight (rail fixed guideway systems); Transit Bus Safety/Security; Drug and Alcohol Compliance; Fatigue Management; Transit Work Safety; and many others. Offerings are constantly evolving. Therefore, it would be advisable to check back often.

Who is the key Point of Contact at Federal Transit Administration should I have additional questions, suggestions or comments?

Ruth Lyons, Transit Safety and Security Training Specialist, 202-366-2233 or ruth.lyons@dot.gov

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  • Transportation Safety Institute, U.S. DOT
  • National Transportation Institute, Rutgers University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

All have skilled professional training course development staff.

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Usually from a cadre of gifted and dedicated transit industry professionals who volunteer their time to better the industry.

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Because personalized, face-to-face training is very effective. And thus helps the transit industry improve in safety, security and operational areas.

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