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EBT Inc. Wins TSA Gold Standard Award in Suffolk Transit Services

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) honored EBT Inc. with the prestigious Gold Standard Award for security on Tuesday, April 16. EBT Inc., one of several private bus companies contracted by Suffolk Transit to provide fixed-route services, is one of only five transit entities nationwide to receive this recognition this year.

“The Gold Standard Award symbolizes EBT Inc.’s commitment to its passengers, its adherence to core principles and its leadership in bus transit security,” said Ronald Pavlik, Jr., TSA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Surface Operations “We are proud partners with EBT Inc., and we are pleased to recognize them for their continued commitment to transportation security.”

The Gold Standard Award is the highest level of recognition TSA can give to a public bus transit agency for achieving top scores during an annual review of 20 categories of security and emergency preparedness elements. The review evaluates several aspects of a bus transit agency’s operations, including its security plan, security training, drills and exercise programs, public outreach efforts and background check procedures.

EBT Inc., a member of The Trans Group of Spring Valley, N.Y., operates a fleet of 52 public buses for Suffolk Transit along eight routes with 111 full- and part-time bus operators in Suffolk County, N.Y. On a daily basis, EBT Inc. delivers safe, convenient, and reliable mass transit service to its thousands of riders.

“Safety is our number one priority at EBT Inc.,” stated EBT Inc. CEO John Corr. “Under the direction of EBT Inc. Director of Safety &Training James Rogan, our safety and security team’s sole mission is keeping our passengers and bus operators safe and secure. Receiving this prestigious recognition from the TSA is testament to our safety team and an honor shared by each of us at EBT Inc.”

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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