Omnitrans has announced that Jerome Rogers was named Director of Safety and Security. Rogers will immediately begin work on the agency response team handling the COVID-19 health crisis and will lead implementation of Omnitrans’ Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan, as well as its ongoing efforts to maintain the agency’s award-winning safety and security programs.

“Omnitrans has no higher priority than the safety of its customers and employees, so this director position is crucial,” said Interim CEO/General Manager Erin Rogers. “Jerome’s expertise and leadership will keep our agency at the forefront of industry safety initiatives.”

“My vision for Omnitrans is to become the safest agency in the state of California, through innovation, training and ongoing commitment to our customers,” said Rogers.

Rogers has 15 years of experience in the safety field, including seven years in transit. Most recently, he served as Regional Safety Director with the Transdev mobility company. Rogers is an American Society of Safety Professionals Board Member, is an OSHA Authorized Certified Instructor, and is a Certified Safety Professional and Associate Safety Professional certified. Rogers is a graduate of DeVry University, and will earn his master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety from Columbia Southern University in 2021.