Transit Training Solutions
Transit Training Solutions

About

Better, Smarter, Faster Operator Training

History

TTS was formed in 2016 as a training products and services company exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of the transit industry. TTS spans the entire transit training spectrum by offering program assessments, training and curriculum services, and technology-driven training aids such as driving simulators and custom rail fault-resolution simulations. Our principals have over 100 years of combined experience in bus and rail training; operator simulators; and training.

 
 

Leadership

 
 
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President

Kurt Kleinsorge

Kurt has over 30 years of experience in training and simulation. Over his career Kurt has influenced modern-day simulator designs in significant ways from their inception in the late 1980’s to modern day systems. His experience spans business consulting, curriculum design, the development of LMS-delivered training materials, and the development of operator simulators.

 
 

 
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Vice President

Rick Snyder

Rick has over 30 years of experience in simulator-based driver training. Over his career Rick has influenced modern-day simulator designs in significant ways from their inception in the late 1980’s to modern day systems. His experience spans developing the industries’ first performance standards for driving simulation; decomposing customer-driven needs into engineering requirements; leading many driving simulator user groups; and helping to grow the market from it’s very beginning to a 100M+ industry.

 
 

 
 
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Bus operator Training subject matter expert

Louie Maiello

Louie is a leading figure and advocate for municipal bus operator training, and the training of trainers and supervisory personnel. Louie is a former Director of Surface Transportation Training; Department of Buses, New York City Transit (NYCT); APTA Bus Safety Committee Vice Chairperson and peer review participant. Areas of specific expertise include:

  • Integration of Bus Operator Simulators into Training Programs

  • Design of simulator-based learning scenarios

  • Selection process and training of Bus Operator Trainers (i.e., Train-the-Trainer)

  • Bus Training Department assessments and organizational alignment.

 

 
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Bus operator Training subject matter expert

Allen Morgan

Allen has been immersed in public transit operations for his entire 41-year career. As a former Manager of Operations Training, for TriMet in Portland, OR; Allen was instrumental in developing curriculum and integrating operator simulators into the training program. Areas of specific expertise include:

  • Bus and Rail Curriculum Development

  • Simulator integration into Training Programs

  • Bus Train-the-trainer development courses

  • ADA compliance and training programs

  • Curriculum development and deployment covering wide area of needs including programs for a CAD-AVL radio system, fare printers and cyclist awareness among others.


 
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Rail operator Training subject matter expert

Charles DeForte

Charles is the former Senior Director of Operations Training; Department of Rail, for New York City Transit (NYCT). Areas of specific expertise include:

  • Rail Training Department organizational alignment

  • Rail Training Department syllabi

  • Rail Training Department assessments

  • Rail Field Operation assessments

  • Selection process and training of Rail Field Supervisors and Rail Operator Trainers

  • Integration of Rail Operator Simulators into Training Programs

  • Design of simulator-based learning scenarios