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New CCRTA Driver Training Lend and Learn Library Builds Upon National RTAP Resources

CCRTALendandLearnLib...The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) has established the “CCRTA Driver Training Lend and Learn Library.” The library is made possible through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. CCRTA created the library as a result of requests from several Councils on Aging asking for additional classroom training options to meet their driver training requirements. The Library is a supplement for classroom trainings for when drivers are unable to attend scheduled training programs.

The library consists of training materials and videos covering topics that educate the drivers of seniors and people with disabilities, and the health services transportation drivers of agency consumers.

The following National RTAP training modules are available:

  1. Customer Driven Service
  2. Emergency Procedures for Rural Transit Drivers
  3. Problem Passengers: Managing Difficult Passengers & Situations
  4. START Safety Training and Rural Transit

The library also contains resources published by various organizations on topics including bloodborne pathogens, drugs and alcohol, and Alzheimer and dementia care. For additional information about the CCRTA Driver Training Lend and Learn Library, please email Kathy Jensen at kjensen@capecodrta.org.

The National RTAP Resource Center offers many additional programs and trainings. More information about National RTAP is available at http://www.nationalrtap.org/.