"PennTRAIN programs are very useful, and an absolute necessity for transit employees to stay current on regulations, acquire new skills, and sharpen existing skills. The knowledge gained through the PennTRAIN programs gives our employees the confidence to perform at their peak."


Jill Boozer, Administrative Transit Manager



"PennTRAIN is an outstanding training resource. Without a doubt, the variety of topics offered, the quality of material and with the support of PennDOT - the cost of training can't be beat!"


Carl Pysher, Manager of Safety & Training
Lebanon Transit



"As a retired E8 in the US Air Force, I went into this training thinking 'What could this course teach me that I haven't already learned and practiced;' however, I was pleasantly surprised how this course reminded me of some leadership skills that I lost from my toolbox."


Steve Riggs, Maintenance Manager, Crawford Area Transportation Authority

after attending CTAA's Certified Community Transit Supervisor (CCTS) course



"I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the recent class I attended. I really got a lot out of it and plan on utilizing everything I have learned as soon as possible. The food was amazing as always and I wanted to thank you again for your great hospitality."


Donna Dickerson, Operations Supervisor




"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




"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




"As a participant in several of the PennTRAIN webinars, I have learned and received great information. PennTRAIN always provides speakers that have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that always provides for an outstanding session."


Maria Church, Risk Management Director

TransNet (Suburban Transit Network, Inc.)