(Harrisburg) — Over the next six months, every Capital Area Transit bus and vehicle operator will undergo intensive defensive driver training, CAT spokesman Robert Philbin said today.
The National Safety Council Defensive Driving (NSC) training program will be conducted in three sessions over the next six month by the NSC certified CAT Driver Training Department and all 130 drivers and CAT personnel who operate any CAT vehicle will receive the training.
“The NSC training augments CAT’s on-going driver training program,” Philbin said. “CAT drivers are some of the best in Pennsylvania and the CAT Driver Training Program assures public, passenger, and driver safety throughout the 1,000 square mile capital area transit system.”
Capital Area Transit was incorporated in 1973 when Cumberland County and Dauphin County Commissioners and the City of Harrisburg organized CAT to provide mass transit Fixed-Route and Paratransit shared-ride services, which today conveniently and safely transport about 2.5 million riders a year in the thousand square mile capital region. Visit www.cattransit.com, follow CAT on Facebook or Twitter at @CATTransit, or call CAT’s Public Information Office at 717-238-8304 for more information.
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