Allegany County Transit to Hold Safety Training

Allegany County Transit (ACT) employees will participate in an In-Service Training Day on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Therefore, public transportation services will not be offered by Allegany County Transit. Fixed route bus service, para-transit (Alltrans) service, and JARC (Job Access Reverse Commute)-Get to Work will not operate.

This is part of Allegany County Transit’s bi-annual, pro-active review of its Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Plan. All ACT vehicle operators, mechanics, and staff participate in an eight-hour training session.

Transit Division Chief Elizabeth Robison-Harper stated: “ACT strives to deliver safe, efficient and courteous public transportation services. This specialized training benefits not only employees but also all riders of Allegany County Transit.”

The training has three components:

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration Presentation: pre-trip vehicle inspections, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention face mask requirements for public transportation, and other topics.
  • CPR and AED Recertification: Susan Clark-Cecil, Allegany County Department of Emergency Services, will be the instructor of these life-saving techniques to save a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Safety Begins with You Presentation: Allegany County Risk Manager Tracy L. Hedrick will explain many aspects of safety such as loading/unloading principles, defensive driving techniques, handling unexpected road closures/detours, pedestrian safety, distracted driving issues, etc.

This training is held at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in the Multi-Purpose Building.

Allegany County Transit may be contacted at 301-722-6360 and Allegany County Government’s website has detailed information about Allegany County Transit: From the homepage, click Departments and click Transit.