National Signals Consortium Courseware Well Received in NFTA Class

Posted June 2020

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) has been an active member of the National Signals Training Consortium since it started in 2013. They have been very involved in the Consortium by attending live meetings and appointing Subject Matter Experts that have been engaged in both creating and reviewing courseware within this nationally recognized, standardized training program.

On May 20, 2020, NFTA delivered their first pilot course using Signals Consortium training materials. NFTA Technical Trainer Frank Fowler taught Course 101: Introduction and Overview of Track Circuits to a class of four signal maintainers with varying degrees of experience from new hire to having three years of experience.

Frank enthusiastically shared that he had a great experience teaching the class and is excited to line up more Signals Consortium classes at NFTA. The participants not only enjoyed the class but also learned a lot. According to pre and post-test scores, there was a knowledge gain of 33 percent!

For more information on the National Signals Training Consortium:
*  Courseware Samples on Transit Training Network
*  The Center’s Facebook Page
*  Contact Center Program Director of Instructional Design Julie Deibel-Pundt

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