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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:

Alpha draft Microsoft Word and PowerPoint 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 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 included consideration of how many carriers to include, types of carriers, and geographic representation. The final report will provide the refined curriculum and recommendations on how to convert the curriculum into a multimedia online or blended version and recommend ways to ensure that 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
January 2018: Final report due

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: Monday, January 8, 2018
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