The Center for Transportation e-Learning

Unique learning courses designed by rural and small urban transit agency professionals for the transit industry.

The Center for Transportation e-Learning The Center for Transportation e-Learning

About CTEL

2012 Small Urban & Rural Transit Training and eLearning Assessment - View Results PDF

Business Description

The Center for Transportation eLearning (CTEL) provides an accessible, scalable, and sustainable online learning system that meets the diverse training needs of transportation workers. CTEL uses proven eLearning technology and practices to provide high-quality, low-cost training solutions to transportation workers at small or remote agencies that might not be to participate in face-to-face training.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for Transportation eLearning is to provide targeted, accessible, low-cost, sustainable, and effective training to transportation workers that increases their competence and positively changes their behavior regardless of occupation or location and in a manner that complements and leverages existing and emerging transportation training efforts.


The vision of the Center for Transportation eLearning is to ensure a future where every transportation worker is a fully-trained professional.


To further its mission, the Center for Transportation eLearning has identified the following goals:

  1. Identify current transportation training needs
  2. Measure its success in meeting the training needs of the transportation industry
  3. Provide training at the lowest possible cost
  4. Complement other workforce development activities
  5. Avoid and remove unnecessary barriers to learning
  6. Generate income necessary to sustain the program
  7. Increase competence and change behaviors
  8. Target underserved transportation needs/occupations
  9. Make transportation occupations employees professionals

CTEL Partners

Community Transportation Association

National Rural Transit Assistance Program

Department of Transportation

Developed and Managed by
River Cities Public Transit

River Cities Public Transit

1600 East Dakota Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota