CASTA Spring Training Conference

All conference sessions will be held at the Millennium Harvest House. Reservations can be made by calling 303-998-2480 or 866-866-8086. You can also use the link HERE to make your reservations on-line. Make your reservations by April 21st, 2015 to receive the special rate of $129.00 plus tax. Please make sure you identify yourself as a CASTA Spring Training Conference attendee to receive this special rate. After April 21st, 2015 room rates and availability will not be guaranteed. If you are a government employee and have all the proper identification to receive the government per Diem rate of $114.00, please call to make your reservations. Please make sure you tell them you are with the CASTA group. Per Diem rooms are based on availability.

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SWTA Bus Accident Fact Finding and Initial Investigation Course

Accidents happen…but which ones were preventable?

What tools are required and how do you determine contributing factors?

Join us for a two-day transit specific program that will help your transit agency minimize liability and reduce the frequency and severity of collisions.

Targeted to: Field Supervisors, Safety Coordinators, Risk Managers, Transit Directors, Trainers, Dispatchers, Maintenance, Lead Drivers

Curriculum theme: Accident prevention, safety, investigative techniques, report writing and risk management.

Registration Fee: $269 members/$299 non-members. Groups of 3 or more receive a discount.

Accident fact gathering and investigation are essential elements of a safety management system in transit. Accident fact gathering and investigation seek to determine not only whether an accident was preventable or non-preventable, but also the cause and any contributing factors to the accident. It is the cause and contributing factors that help us learn to better manage our risks.

The SWTA course will provide a better understanding of the required tools and techniques of bus collision and incident fact gathering and initial investigation. The overall aim of any response to a bus collision or incident is to acquire sufficient information in the event that reconstruction of the event is required.

This course will cover the basic physics of collisions, data collection, on-scene evidence documentation, investigator tools, damage and debris evidence analysis, witness interview techniques, illustrations of simple speed estimates, field sketching and photography, and report writing. Implementation of the various investigative techniques can help minimize transit agency liability and reduce the frequency and severity of collisions.

Location: Bicentennial Council Transit Operations Center (TOC), 10151 Montana Ave., El Paso Texas, 79915

Limited Space. Sign up today. Certificate will be given upon completion of the course.

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CTAA Conference & EXPO 2015

The annual Community Transportation EXPO is your chance to join colleagues from around the nation in a setting dedicated to fresh ideas, innovative products and services, networking and learning. You will not want to miss this conference. In addition to the important discussions on the legislative front, there will be dozens of training sessions, workshops and networking events that will allow you to advance your understanding of transit issues, develop fresh solutions to challenging issues and help you outline new approaches to your work.

Tampa Marriott is the host hotel.

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