Some of the basic goals of WYTRANS are:
- Providing safe, cost effective rides to meet local transit needs.
- Training drivers and managers.
- Facilitating support and coordination between agencies.
- Seeking out more funding for transit.
EDUCATE AND COORDINATE WYTRANS provides manager and driver training for transit agencies, using funds provided by WYDOT. WYTRANS offers top-notch, national training programs and certifications in Transportation Safety Institute's Paratransit Operator Training Program, at very nominal costs to WYTRANS members. WYTRANS also provides training materials and information on Drug and Alcohol testing services and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements.
The training program is for all public transit providers, and with a WYTRANS membership, transit providers pay lower registration fees. Grantees are reimbursed for seventy percent of their training expenses.
WYTRANS also hosts an Annual Conference and Bus
Roadeo, which provides many training opportunities for transit drivers,
managers and dispatchers.
Governor Dave Freudenthal signed House Bill 69 in February, which will provide $1 million for public transit providers in the 2006 Fiscal Year. Left to Right behind the Governor are HB 69 Sponsor Representative Roy Cohee, WYTRANS Administrative Consultant Steve Kurtz, Senator Rae Lynn Job, and WYTRANS Vice President Jeri Bottenfield.