SURTC is already looking forward to the coming year with regard to its successful training programs. Many of you have asked for 2011 dates, so the calendar is now "open" and ready for booking. The dates fill quickly, so we would encourage you to plan ahead. If you are interested in having SURTC provide training, please contact Carol Wright, Associate Director for Training and Outreach, at (701)231-8231. Popular training programs range from multiple day classes such as Principles of Transit Management and Business Plan Development to individual offerings such as the Implementing Rural Transit Technology class developed by David Ripplinger in partnership with the National Transit Institute. Other topics include diversity, ethics, cost allocation, financial management, working with local governments, performance measures, human resources, tribal transit, and motivational leadership. A complete list of training topics and brief descriptions can be found by clicking on the SURTC Training and Outreach page.