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Forming Partnerships with Transit

           This course is not currently being offered. Sign up for ESPA’s electronic newsletter, EXTRA, to be informed when this course and others are added to the training schedule.

About the Course

This six-week online training course is designed for transit advocates interested in increasing their role in the design and implementation of

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transportation services in the community. Over the years, an increasing emphasis has been placed on public involvement in transit planning. Combined with the requirement for coordination among programs receiving specific federal funds for transportation, the opportunity for transit advocates to gain a seat at the table for planning and implementation has grown.

This course is designed for transit advocates who want to come to the table better informed and prepared to offer input that will be heard, understood and incorporated into the over-all plan. Individuals who may find this course useful are:

  • Disability advocates with a focus to improve transportation options
  • Human service providers involved in local transportation coordination efforts
  • Private transportation providers seeking to get involved in coordination efforts
  • Community advocates with a focus to improve transportation options
  • Public transportation providers interested in learning more about working with disability advocates

This is an online course with an opportunity to share experiences, ideas and knowledge with colleagues. The course contains material to read, exercises designed to apply information learned, and online interaction via a discussion forum and group webinar. The format is flexible enough to allow busy professionals to log in and work at any hour of the day or night, while providing opportunities to interact with fellow class mates and the instructor.  Learners should expect to commit to a minimum of 15 concentrated hours on the course activities over the six week span of the course.

How the course is structured

The course includes four learning modules:

1.    Transportation Planning

2.    Transportation Funding

3.    Becoming a Transit Supporter

4.    Strategies for Taking an Effective Role to Improve Transportation Options

Learners are expected to study the course materials, complete the accompanying exercises, join in one class webinar, and participate in an online discussion forum. The course instructor will be available to monitor the completion of course work, answer questions and join in the forum discussion. Upon the completion of all course work, learners will receive a certificate from Easter Seals Project ACTION.

Registration process

Registration for this course is currently closed.

Course Requirements
  • Internet access
  • Approximately 15 hours of concentrated effort over a 6 week span
  • Self motivation
  • Completion of required course activities

For more information

To inquire about the course contact the instructor, Kristi McLaughlin, at or (800) 659-6428.

Upcoming FPWT Courses


Note: Registration for upcoming courses will begin approximately 6-8 weeks prior to the start date of the course.  Check back at that time to register.


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