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

Benefits of e-Learning

Despite the many benefits that training provides, River Cities Public Transit and its peers face many challenges to providing the high-quality training its employees and riders need and deserve:

  • Travel time - training often requires cost of traveling long distances to a centralized location
  • Inflexible schedules - transit agencies cannot disrupt service for training making it impossible for all employees to attend training at the same time, if at all.
  • High costs - training can be prohibitively expensive as trainers must cover salary, travel, materials, and meeting space costs.
  • Unmet training needs - due to limited resources available to agencies and the industry.
  • Lack of formal training programs and certifications - some transit occupations, notably drivers, do not have access to organized curricula or certification programs.
  • Small staff - some transit agencies do not have the ability to provide even the most basic training in-house due to their small size.
  • Too much time spent covering the basics - many training opportunities spend considerable time providing participants with introductory information wasting the time of those already well-versed on the topic and preventing the coverage of advanced topics.
  • Ineffective training - not all transit training adheres to modern adult learning standards and practices.

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