Paratransit training poses special challenges:
There are a wider range of vehicles used for paratransit (with some agencies employing several different styles). Paratransit routes are highly variable, as are the traffic and weather conditions paratransit bus drivers face. They need to be prepared for anything. FAAC’s highly flexible simulation solutions and detailed immersive scenarios train experienced and new drivers for any kind of vehicle, weather, route, or adverse conditions.
FAAC doesn’t just offer solutions for training new transit bus drivers or those with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate full-size transit buses. With FAAC’s paratransit training solution, you can use a single sim to prepare an entry-level or experienced driver for the behind-the-wheel experience of any vehicle in your paratransit company’s fleet.
FAAC’s Paratransit Simulator is fully customizable, so your training course can be as authentic as possible. FAAC simulators readily integrate with your existing bus driver training program, and can even be built into the cab of one of your own out-of-service paratransit vehicles. A fully enclosed driving station, this driver training simulator leverages the existing vehicle chassis, so students are experiencing the actual vehicle. Tasks will be performed the same whether training occurs within the classroom using the simulator or on the road using a service vehicle.
This attention to seamless training and true-to-life fidelity has been shown to promote positive, consistent training that maximizes the learning process.
Realistic training for all kinds of transportation
FAAC’s transit simulators are the industry standard and continue to lead innovation and advancement in transportation. Our versatile simulator designs and training systems are equally useful for basic skills development, refresher activities, annual certification, and remedial lessons. You can even emulate specific incidents or “problem areas” to help drivers overcome problem habits.