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PAMSP training providers – Let’s try to be objective: 2018 – The PAMSP Office opens (Part 5 of 5)

2018: Office opens, endless training begins. The new Administration had been given a daunting task and little time or assistance to accomplish it. Keep in mind that at the beginning of 2018 the Program started with 0 Instructors. This was an occurrence that had not happened in the Program since its inception. The 2018 PAMSPContinue reading “PAMSP training providers – Let’s try to be objective: 2018 – The PAMSP Office opens (Part 5 of 5)”

PAMSP training providers – Let’s try to be objective: December-February 2017 (Part 4 of 5)

December 2017 – the “Freezing Preview” In order to expose PA Instructors to the new curricula, (2) small groups of PAMSP Instructors from across the Commonwealth were invited to participate in a preview of the Beginner Rider Clinic classroom and range. The Instructors were from a wide range of backgrounds, different locations across the Commonwealth,Continue reading “PAMSP training providers – Let’s try to be objective: December-February 2017 (Part 4 of 5)”

PAMSP training providers – Let’s try to be objective: The 2017-2018 Gap (Part 3 of 5)

In part 2 of 5, 2014-2017, the tenure of Vendor Y was coming to a close. Administratively the program was in disarray, Instructors faith lost in the Administration, but still training students actively in the field – students first. Many Instructors thought they knew what was coming next… The 2017-2018 Gap By the end ofContinue reading “PAMSP training providers – Let’s try to be objective: The 2017-2018 Gap (Part 3 of 5)”

PAMSP training providers – Let’s try to be objective: 2014-2017 (Part 2 of 5)

When we last left our story 2013 was coming to a close. The 15yr incumbent Program Administrator, Company X, had lost their bid to remain running the Program following a contract RFP generated, evaluated and awarded by PennDOT to another party, Vendor Y. Change was coming and PennDOT had made that decision, but not allContinue reading “PAMSP training providers – Let’s try to be objective: 2014-2017 (Part 2 of 5)”

PAMSP training providers – Let’s try to be objective: 1984-2013 (Part 1 of 5)

For some reason, bringing up one training provider or another with regards to PAMSP (Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program) can illicit feelings of pride, of anger, disappointment or even disgust. This animus may be individual, group or organization related – or a little of both. Given the fact that PAMSP Instructors, at their zenith, in anyContinue reading “PAMSP training providers – Let’s try to be objective: 1984-2013 (Part 1 of 5)”

The end of an era: PAMSP’s Valley Forge site will close forever.

Many PAMSP Students in South Eastern PA, “The Greater Delaware Valley”, “The Philly Area”, the “Main Line” or whatever you call it have taken their Motorcycle Training at the Valley Forge PAMSP site. Located at 1499 Valley Ford Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 – right across from “Chesterbrook”, which it preceded, and just before the entranceContinue reading “The end of an era: PAMSP’s Valley Forge site will close forever.”


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