Out-of-Town Guides, take
advantage of this opportunity to increase your knowledge of Washington, DC
motor coach rules and regulations and routes to major tourist attractions and
earn a Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
Washington, DC motor coach rules and
regulations, street patterns, security restrictions, and traffic are a
challenge. Acknowledged, navigating these challenges are the motor coach
operator’s responsibility, but to keep your group happy, you, as tour guide,
may need to assist.
Even if your motor coach
operator has a GPS application specifically programed for motor coach
navigation, GPS cannot be relied on to get your group to major tourist
attractions in Washington. And, particularly in the busy spring season, motor
coach operators are sent on Washington, DC tours who have little knowledge of
the city. The purpose of this training activity is to provide you with the
knowledge to assist your motor coach operator as needed (very diplomatically,
Register for this
training activity. Then request a copy
of: a 20-question test about Washington, DC motor coach rules and regulations
and routes to major tourist attractions. In addition, request a copy of the
routing guide developed by Guild member, Heidi Watson. Both of these can be requested from Tammy
Belden (firstname.lastname@example.org). Consult Heidi Watson’s Guide, the DC
Department of Transportation Motor Coach Operators Guide http://godcgo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MotorcoachMap_DC.pdf, other on-line resources, and your own
knowledge of the city to answer the questions on the test. Answer the questions
correctly and earn one CEU.
Friday, February 2, 2018, and your completed test must be submitted to Heidi
Watson email@example.com by Friday, February 28,
2018, to earn the CEU.