The Transportation Learning Center (the Center) organizes multiple national training consortia to develop standards-based national training courseware for frontline occupations in public transportation organizations.
Rail courseware is currently organized into three broad categories - “Rail Car Training Consortium Materials”, “Signals Training Consortium Materials”, and “Traction Power Training Consortium Materials”. Materials are based on the national rail vehicle maintenance training standards, rail signals maintenance training standards, and traction power maintenance training standards published by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Courseware Development Teams (CDTs), comprised of subject matter experts and instructional designers, hold regular webinars, site visits and in-person meetings to produce these materials.
Please use the navigation on the right to locate courseware of your interest. Access to full downloads and technical assistance for training and apprenticeship implementation is provided to members in good standing. Please contact our staff members listed under each consortium for information on membership.
The purpose of the Inspection and Maintenance of Track Circuits course is to assist the participant in demonstrating safety inspection and maintenance of different type of track circuits used in railwaytransit systems.
The purpose of the Inspection and Maintenance of Switches and Derails course is to assist the participant in demonstrating safe inspection and maintenance of switches, derails, and their associated components.
The purpose of the Inspection and Maintenance of Switches and Derails course is to assist the participant in demonstrating safe inspection and maintenance of stops and their associated components.
The purpose of the Inspection and Maintenance of Grade Crossings course is to assist the participant in demonstrating proper and safe procedures for inspecting and maintaining highway grade crossings and their associated components.
The purpose of the Inspection and Maintenance of Cab and Wayside Signaling Systems course is to assist the participant in gaining knowledge on how to inspect and maintain cab and wayside signals and their associated components.
This course,Inspection and Maintenance of Interlockings, assists the participant in demonstrating proper and safe procedures for inspecting and maintaining interlockings and their associated components.
Course 207, Signal Power Distribution Inspection and Maintenance, is a two-module course that provides steps for participants to follow when inspecting and maintaining signal power distribution systems.
The purpose of this module is to provide a review of the inspection, testing and maintenance of control panels to verify they are operating as designed.
This course presents an introduction to Installation and Construction standards relevant to signal maintainers. Participants will be familiar with these systems from previous coursework and job experience. In this course they will learn about the Construction standards used when the systems are installed or repaired. There will be a review of basic terminology; common components; common types of equipment. This course will introduce standard setting agencies, regulations, and oversight specific to these systems, as well as understanding agency prints, OEM documentation, how to perform repairs and reinstallations, and testing. Content is supplemented with examples to support participants’ successful application of the course to their work.