"I just wanted to thank you and everyone at PPTA for the great learning experiences that you offer for our employees to attend.  There are classes for everyone.  I would suggest that anyone who has the opportunity to attend, to do so.  I have personally attended many trainings including Worker's Compensation, Safety and Security Officer Certification, and many more.  I have learned a lot form these classes as did my coworkers."


Jason Polster-Abel SHRM-CP – Human Resources Coordinator





"The classes PennTRAIN offer are beneficial for our Transit employees here at COLTS (Scranton). All of the employees that have participated in the training offered by PennTRAIN came back to our agency more knowledgeable of the sessions they participated in."


Sam DeLeo, Director of Safety, Security & Training

County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS)




"As a participant in some of the PennTRAIN classes, I would like to say that I have learned and received some great information on a lot of different subjects. The last program I attended was the CSSO-Certified Safety and Security Officer Training. This was a refresher of sorts for me, but with changes happening all the time that is why, classes like this are needed and PennTRAIN has done a very good job with the information at the class and the instructors leading the courses.


Amtran has sent most of our mechanics through several of the PennTRAIN classes and they have all returned with a better understanding in the area the class information was directed. Hands on with A/C training and certification, book and hands on training at SEPTA when possible. It has improved their knowledge and working habits a lot.


Thank you PennTRAIN!"


Gary Williams, Director of Maintenance

Altoona Metro Transit (Amtran)




"Charlie and I both have nothing but great things to say about yesterday's training. To have access to a trainer with such a breadth and depth of experience and knowledge is a fantastic opportunity. Any other courses offered by NTI and taught by Bill would be great additions to the PPTA calendar."


Dessa Chittester – Chief Operating Officer

Area Transportation Authority




“ I recently had the privilege of participating in both the online PennTRAIN Supervisory & Management Skills Modules, as well attending the instructor-led final Tracks, at State College in PA. I found the courses very informative and practical, with many beneficial strategies/ skills, for enhancing my Supervisory, Management and Leadership skills. Any opportunity to learn and further increase personal skill sets that will assist in building positive work relationships is a win-win for all."


Mike Bismeyer, Sales Manager- Transit Division

Safe Fleet Bus & Rail




"The class PPTA offered for Professional Supervisor/Manager Program Instructor Led Training was very insightful and knowledgeable. It brought to my attention many different views and understanding we as Supervisor/Manager need to address in ourselves and everyday work environment.  I enjoyed the class and would recommend it.”


Ken Morder

Centre Area Transportation Authority




"The training provided at SEPTA through PennTRAIN and the trainers instructing course was excellent. The information provided in the course was very good and able to be put to use immediately. The trainers were very well versed in not only their area of expertise, but most other aspects of the equipment as well, able to answer any and all questions that would arise throughout the course. The instructors were also able to identify needs of the individual student to be able to tailor the material for each individual, taking more time or advancing where appropriate. The only suggestion I would have would be for more hands on type to accompany the parts that were strictly classroom material. The hands on parts of the course were excellent due to the fact that you could immediately practice what you were being taught, and more of that would be welcome. Would love to see more co-workers go through the many programs SEPTA has to offer."


Josh Clelan

Capital Area Transit