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Case Study/Beta Test of Updated Model Motorcoach Curriculum

Goal:

To beta test and refine the updated model motorcoach driver curriculum previously developed for the Agency.

Background:

Draft versions of an updated model motorcoach driver curriculum were developed for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Summary:

The draft updated model motorcoach driver curriculum is currently being beta tested and refined to align with the new minimum training standards for entry-level commercial driver’s license (CDL) drivers. Facilitation services to manage this beta test were acquired from an expert bus industry consultancy. Recommendations for candidate participants were sought through bus industry associations and other channels. This effort will produce a refined curriculum, recommendations on how to convert the curriculum into a multimedia online or blended version, and recommendations on how to ensure the curriculum is maintained/updated regularly in order to stay relevant for the industry.

Outcomes:

Final version of model motorcoach curriculum for use by motorcoach companies.
 

Milestones:

Completed:

November 2016: Kick-off meeting
Fall 2016: Selection of partner motorcoach companies to beta test curriculum
May 2017: First beta test conducted
Summer/Fall 2017: Subsequent beta tests
February 2018:Draft final report received             ☑
March 2018: Draft final curriculum received                  ☑

Funding:

FY16 Funding: $200,000

Project Manager:

For more information, contact David Goettee of the Research Division at (202) 366-4097 or david.goettee@dot.gov.

Contractor:

MaineWay Services
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018
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