Public transportation vehicle maintenance training set Oct. 19-21

Community Transportation Association of Idaho will partner with Valley Regional Transit in Boise and the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) to offer a unique training and certification program for vehicle maintenance managers and staff.

The Vehicle Maintenance Management and Inspection (VMMI) training program promotes the community transportation industry’s commitment to safe, reliable public transportation through building up the professional skills of maintenance personnel and managers.

The three-day training will be at VRT’s vehicle facility, 4788 S. Orchard St. in Boise, Oct. 19-21. The sessions, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will cost $40 and include lunch all three days. An exam is scheduled at the conclusion of the three-day training; successful completion can lead to national certification through CTAA.

The three-day program is designed to improve the maintenance oversight of fleets of smaller transit vehicles (i.e., less than 25-foot length). It is based on an established maintenance training curriculum developed by Halsey King and Associates and applied to countless vehicle fleets nationwide, to which CTAA has added a layer of testing, certification and performance quality.

The training is sponsored by the Idaho Rural Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) for rural providers. Non-rural providers are welcome to participate as space permits.

Registration is $40 and includes lunch. Breakfast will be provided by the Cambria Suites Hotel. To register please go to the CTAI website:  

For questions, contact Elsa MacDonald at 208-344-2354 or at

Published 10-8-2010