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The foundation of the Tidewater Transit safety curriculum is an in-house developed program titled Safety Ensures Continuous Opportunities for New Driving Success or “SECONDS”. The program is based on the premise that decisions are made in seconds and the objective is to make the correct decision. Accident prevention and avoidance is the ultimate goal of the SECONDS program. The curriculum has been modified to Safety Ensures Continuous Opportunities for New Daily Success for implementation into the maintenance personnel training program which includes required OSHA topics and other maintenance workplace safety topics.


The Tidewater Transit quality program has its roots as an ISO management program. It evolved over time into a Tidewater Transit quality program while maintaining most of the ISO standards. It has now been adapted to conform to the requirements of the Responsible Care Management System.

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