Transit library resources

Transit Managers are able to check out transit library resources from Leighton Christiansen, Iowa DOT librarian, via email at leighton.christiansen@dot.iowa.gov, or by phone at 515-239-1200. Materials are shipped to transit systems within five business days.
The standard loan period is one month. Materials can be renewed in one month increments with approval from DOT library staff.

All returns should be sent to:
Address
Iowa DOT Library
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010.

Title Organization Details
Altro Transflor Cleaning Guide Altro Corp Videos and instruction sheets (CD).
Basic Spanish for Transit Employees (7 DVDs and handbooks) Colorado Mountain College The pocket handbook contains terms relative to transit and is set up to show both English and Spanish language (for point-and-read translation), and pronunciation. This concise, practical handbook includes basic vocabulary (i.e. days, numbers and telling time), fares/pass situations (i.e. schedule, wheelchair, and demand-response), other vocabulary situations (i.e. transfers, wrong bus, no smoking), and references to the video (including video scenarios for the bus driver, customer service, and on-demand driver.) The video provides clarity by thoroughly covering all of these situations (and more) with simple realism using subtitles, and gives plenty of time for stop and practice.
Boards that Perform RTAP Boards that Perform:  Roles and Responsibilities of Transit Board Members.  DVD and handbook set.  
Compass Maneuvering -- truck Smith System Compass Maneuvering -- comes with worksheets/quiz.
Compass Maneuvering -- Small Vehicle Smith System Compass Maneuvering -- comes with worksheets/quiz.
Defensive Driving: I Could See It Coming Wumbus Provides seven strategies for driving defensively - excellent training for all employees to learn the factors that cause accidents.
Driving Safely in Winter Conditions Wumbus Addresses the many common hazards, and how to avoid them when driving in difficult winter climates.
Funding Resources Presentation Office of Public Transit/Iowa DOT/IPTA 2007 Presentation of funding resources DVD at Sheraton Hotel, Des Moines Iowa
Give'em the Pickle Media Partners mpcfilms.com Customer Service: DVD, Leaders Guide, and training book. Fun, motivational look at the most important thing we can do in business take care of the customer.
Paratransit Operator Development Course TAPTCO The TAPTCO Paratransit Operator Course focuses on paratransit operations, and demonstrates light duty buses and vans being operated. This course also appropriate for demand-response operators. The kit includes: 7 DVDs containing 28 subjects, classroom facilitator guide, and behind the wheel instruction guide. Also available to accompany the course, are 5 paratransit operator study guides and 5 paratransit operator training progress chart books.
People on the Move Easter Seals Project Action People on the Move: Free from Easter Seals Project Action.
Pre-Trip Inspection: A Circle of Safety Wumbus Simulates a pre-trip inspection test with an examiner, driver and vehicle.
Reversing the Trend -- Truck Version Smith System This video provides dozens of tips that make an instantaneous difference in students' approach to backing a vehicle
Reversing the Trend -- Small Vehicle Version Smith System This video provides dozens of tips that make an instantaneous difference in students' approach to backing a vehicle
Trainer Certification Process Complete Toolkit TAPTCO "The TAPTCO Trainer Certification complete toolkit helps you interview, test, promote and prepare your best candidates to become professional driving trainers. Kit includes: four training DVDs, Trainer Certification process guide, Behind-the-Wheel trainer's guide. This kit covers: trainer selection and development, trainer selection process, minimum qualifications, written exams, skills proficiency assessments, interviews, learning basics, coaching adult learners, and training new operators.
Transit Operator Development Course TAPTCO The TAPTCO Transit Operator Course is aimed at fixed route transit operations and demonstrates heavy duty transit buses being operated. The kit includes: 7 DVDs containing 28 subjects, classroom facilitator guide, and behind the wheel instruction guide. Also available to accompany the course, are 5 transit operator study guides and 5 transit operator training progress chart books.
Trucks, Vans and Other Delivery Vehicles Wumbus Addresses the many unique aspects of driving vehicles where weights change, blind spots and other hazards may exist.
Your Ticket to Safety -- Blood Borne Pathogen Awareness for Transit Professionals Office of Public Transit/Iowa DOT Addresses blood borne pathogen emergency management in a public area; how a transit system can reduce risks in managing a blood borne situation.
Wherever Life Takes You Office of Public Transit/Iowa DOT Public transit awareness video