James Rogan, Director of Safety and Training for The Trans Group, recently completed the Instructors Course for Transit Trainers given by the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI), an agency whose parent organization is the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The Trans Group operates a fleet of Suffolk Transit buses on Long Island, New York.

“Municipalities and customers alike depend on us to provide safe, reliable mass transit service,”observed Tim Flood,Executive Vice President of The Trans Group. “One way to ensure that our bus drivers meet that obligation is through participation in training programs like those offered by the U.S. Department of Transportation. James is now certified as a U.S. DOT Transit Trainer and will share the DOT’s latest safety instruction with our drivers, who each day provide mass transit service to thousands of customers in Suffolk County. We congratulate James on his latest professional accomplishment.”

A longtime safety advocate within the transportation industry, Rogan is now certified to train and order U.S. DOT certificates for bus and paratransit operators using the DOT’s official training manuals. Training topics include: Vehicle Operations, Emergency Management, and Customer Relations (including ADA regulations).

Additionally, he is certified to teach the DOT’s “Curbing Transit Employee Distracted Driving” and “Fatigue and Sleep Apnea Awareness” for transit employees.

The Transportation Safety Institute was established in 1971 to assist DOT modal administrations accomplish their mission-essential training requirements. Since its inception, TSI has expanded its clientele to keep up with the needs of the Department and transportation industry. The Institute offers premier transit, aviation, motor carrier, highway safety, hazardous materials, risk management, and other training nationally and internationally.

The Trans Group operates over 1,200 school and public transit buses in lower New York State and LongIsland. The company is actively involved in the school bus and transit industries on a state and national level.

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