Wednesday, March 11 2020 - Thursday, March 12 2020
at the Rocky Gap Casino and Resort
16701 Lakeview Rd NE, Flintstone, MD 21530
The Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Transit Administration is hosting two days of training and certification at the Rocky Gap Casino and Resort in Flintstone, MD. 


Two sessions will run concurrently:

1. CTAA Certification (PDS) Effective, Efficient Dispatching and Scheduling (view an outline of this training here)
2. OLTS Transit Asset Management (TAM), Safety Management (SMS), and DBE Reporting


How to register?

You can register attendees for each course at the link here or click the 'Register to Attend' Button at the top of the page.

Who Should Attend?

Each Locally Operated Transit System (LOTS) is eligible to send one person to the Dispatcher certification and one person to the TAM, SMS, and DBE session. See the list of eligible LOTS organizations at the bottom of this page for more information.

Hotel Information

RTAP will reimburse your organization for two nights stay (March 10 and March 11) for one person attending the dispatcher certification training and one person attending the TAM, SMS, and DBE training. You will be responsible for making the room payment, which is $109 per night plus fees. Following the conclusion of the training, you may submit a reimbursement request to Monica White ([email protected]). You can call (301) 784-8400 and identify yourself with the Transportation Association of Maryland to reserve your rooms in the discounted room block. You will be required to provide a credit card number during reservation and you will be charged for your first night's stay. You must make your hotel reservations by February 9, 2020 to access the room block. 

You can also reserve your hotel room by filling out this form (Click here to download) and mailing it, along with a proof of your organization's tax exempt status and a check for the full reservation cost  to Rocky Gap. This form must be received by Rocky Gap by February 29, 2020.

To ensure that you are not charged state sales tax for your room reservation, please make sure to bring a copy of your organization's tax exempt card or certificate with you when you arrive to check-in. 



Breakfast and lunch will be provided for both training days. Dinner will be on your own.

List of Eligible LOTS

  • Allegany County
  • Annapolis Dept. of Transportation
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore City DOT
  • Baltimore County
  • Calvert County
  • Carroll County
  • Cecil County
  • Charles County
  • Delmarva Community Services
  • Frederick County
  • Garrett County
  • Harford Transit
  • Montgomery County
  • Ocean City
  • Prince George's County
  • Howard County
  • Queen Anne's County
  • Shore Transit - TCCLES
  • St. Mary's County
  • Washington County