PennTRAIN: Passenger Mobility Securement: Best Practices for Professional Bus Operators

  • 04/08/2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Shenango Valley Shuttle Service in Hermitage, PA
  • 18


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This interactive training will address daily challenges your employees face and provide an overview of the range of securement equipment currently available, as well as a comprehensive review for proper securement of passengers with special needs and their mobility devices. 

Topics covered:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Mobility Aid vs. Mobility Device
  • Boarding and Alighting Procedures
  • Liability & Best Practices
  • Securement Equipment Operation
  • Pre-trip inspection & Basic Maintenance
  • Securing the Mobility Device
  • Securing the Occupant
  • Sensitivity Training

At the conclusion of this training, class participants will be evaluated in their mastery of the skills.

Target Audience: This training is ideal for trainers, managers and new hires. It is also a great refresher training!

Presented by: Maria Church, Risk Management Director, TransNet
Carl Pysher, Manager of Safety & Training, Lebanon Transit
Joe Boyko, Northeast Regional Manager, Q'Straint/Sure-Lok

Cost: $49. PPTA cancellation policy applies.

Parking: Free parking is available at Shenango Valley Shuttle Service/Mercer County Community Transit.

Lodging: PennTRAIN has secured a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located at 3060 Spangler Road, West Middlesex, PA 16159. Rooms are available on the night of April 7 for a discounted rate of $96/night (plus taxes and fees). Click here to book online, or call 724-982-4600 and mention the PennTRAIN block to book over the phone. The room block is being held until March 24, 2020.

Meals: The Holiday Inn Express provides a complimentary breakfast to overnight guests. Lunch and breaks will be provided during the training. Please inform Sara Bowden at of any dietary restrictions at least one week in advance.

Attire: Casual. Because it can be a challenge to keep the meeting room at a temperature that accommodates everyone, we recommend bringing a sweater or jacket to stay comfortable. This is a hands-on training, and a portion will be taking place outside. Attendees should dress accordingly.

Available Seats: 18

Shenango Valley Shuttle Service is located at:
2495 Highland Road, Hermitage, PA 16148

Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 115 Pine Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

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