2016 CASTA Spring Transit Training Conference 
May 10 - May 13 
Pueblo, Colorado
Registration is now OPEN!

We have an exciting agenda planned for this spring conference.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
  • We will feature an overview of compressed natural gas for the transit industry as part of our Spring Conference along with a tour of Colorado Springs New CNG Fueling Station  
  • We will follow up with "CNG Cylinder Safety Inspection Training" during our 2016 CASTA/CDOT Fall Transit Conference and EXPO, set for Sept. 20-23 in Snowmass Village, Colorado
L-3 Communications, Driver Training Solutions 
will be offering
"Simulator Based Training"

Wednesday, May 10th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday,  May 11th
8:00 am  - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will be having 1 hours sessions!
Please contact CASTA to reserve your SPOT!



John Y. Cleveland, Ph.D.
will be offering the
"Advanced Reservations, Scheduling and Dispatch for Community Transit Systems" 
Tuesday, May 10th at 1:00 pm through Thursday, May 12th at 3:00 pm.
This workshop examines the relationship between the customer, reservations, scheduling, dispatch and the drivers.
 
As part of the
"Advanced Reservations, Scheduling and Dispatch for Community Transit Systems"
John Cleveland and Michael Noel will be presenting
 "Customer Driven Service" 
This section will be open to all attendees and will take place on Tuesday, May 10th from 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm


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Defensive Driving Train the Trainer Certification Workshop
WHEN:
April 19th & 20th 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

WHERE:
Seniors' Resource Center
3227 Chase Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212

TAUGHT BY: 
Ralph Mason

PURPOSE:  
The Defensive Driving Train-the-Trainer module is a comprehensive, interactive course which will equip you to train other drivers in practical knowledge and techniques to avoid collisions and violations, and to choose safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors. Course objectives include: 
  1. Practical knowledge and techniques to avoid collisions and violations. 
  2. Sensible advice for choosing safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors and habits.  
  3. Guidance for coaching your employees to view safety on a personal level.
  4. Skills for recognizing how attitude can help prevent accidents and poor decision making.
TOPICS:
  • Personal Responsibility and Driving
  • Preventable Collisions
  • "What If?" Strategy
  • The Driving Environment
  • Impaired Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Fatigued Driving
  • Aggressive Driving
  • The Six Most Unsafe Driving Behaviors
  • Techniques for Avoiding Collisions        
  • Hazard Recognition
COST:
  • $100.00
Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) scholarships are available for those that qualify. Click Here for application 


For more information contact Andrea Wilson at andreaw@coloradotransit.com
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Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) Train the Trainer Certification Workshop
Mark Your Calendars!!


WHEN:
October 19th & 20th 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

WHERE:
Seniors' Resource Center
3227 Chase Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212

TAUGHT BY: 
Ralph Mason, CTAA-certified PASS trainer

PURPOSE:  
The (PASS) Trainer and Driver Certification Program ensures that community transportation drivers have current expertise in passenger assistance techniques and sensitivity skills appropriate for serving persons with disabilities. The PASS program is designed as a three-day Train-the-Trainer to certify trainers who can then train drivers or as a two-day Driver program in which our instructors train your drivers. Some of the advantages of offering the PASS certification program is the ability to reduce organizational liability; comprehensive, up-to-date training on the assistance drivers should be providing to passengers with special needs; intensive emergency situation training; certification oversight provided by national leaders in the community transportation field; and updates for all participants on relevant regulatory changes. The certification is valid for three years and can be renewed on-line or by attending a PASS workshop. 

Day 1: Trainer Certification Introduction
  • You as a Professional
  • Customer Service: Who are your Customers; Communication; Stress Management
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Service Animals
  • Disability Awareness: Assisting the Visually Impaired;
  • Hidden Disabilities; Stroke; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

Day 2: Trainer Certification

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Wheelchairs Lift Operating Procedures (Hands On Training)
  • Wheelchair and Occupant Securement (Hands On Training)
  • Emergency and Evacuation Procedures
  • Driver / Passenger Sexual Improprieties
  • Driver Certification Examination

Day 3: Trainer Certification and Trainer Recertification

  • Analyzing Tasks and Setting Objectives
  • Working with Course Outlines, Lesson Plans and Audio-Visual Aids
  • Delivering Training both in the Classroom and on the Job
  • Using Training Tools 

COST:

  • $100.00
Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) scholarships are available for those that qualify.  Click Here  for application 

For more information contact Andrea Wilson at  
 Calendar of Events
To view all upcoming CASTA and partners' events and trainings, visit the Calendar of Events page on CASTA's website. 
Save the Date!
2016 CASTA/CDOT Fall Conference
and EXPO
September 20th - 23th
Snowmass Village, Colorado