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the general and specialized public transportation needs.
The Department shall develop and encourage cooperative
all entities, of programs promoting
efficient service and conservation
energy and shall assist all entities in achieving their
and in their applications for transportation grants under
or federal programs.
(b) Implementation of cooperative programs is to be
developed within the
of the provisions of the
Intergovernmental Cooperation Act. In the circumstances of
the Department shall be guided by
that Act and any other State law
programs between those entities.
(c) The Department shall report to the members of the
March 1 of each year, its successes,
failures and progress in achieving
the intent of this Section.
The report shall also include identification
of problems as
well as the Department's recommendations.
(d) The Department shall certify United States Department
of Labor apprenticeship programs which have joint labor
management boards regulated under the Labor Management
Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. 141 et seq., as able to teach and
train their own members for any quality assurance and quality
control certifications required by the Department.
The Department shall make available, without charge, all
course curricula, teaching aides, syllabi, and other materials