Gold Standard Certification in Outbreak Prevention, Response and Recovery
Anaheim Transportation Network is the First Public Transit Agency in the Nation to Receive GBAC Accreditation
ANAHEIM, Calif. (November 19, 2020) – Today the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) became the first public transit agency in the nation to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Accreditation. ATN received GBAC STAR accreditation for both their bus fleet and transportation facility. A program of the International Sanitary Supply Association, GBAC helps organizations and businesses prepare for, respond to, and recover from biological threats, biohazard situations, and real-time crises.
“Ensuring the well-being of our riders, team members and community is ATN’s top priority,” stated Diana Kotler, Executive Director, ATN, “This accreditation confirms our commitment to minimize risks and ensure proper protocols are consistently implemented to enhance our agency’s safety. We are proud to be able to execute the gold standard of health protection measures for public transit.”
As part of the GBAC STAR program ATN drivers and staff demonstrated correct work practices, procedures and systems are in place to prepare, respond and recover from infection diseases and biohazards. ATN joins an elite group of entities to earn the GBAC accreditation. Currently 250 facilities have received accreditation to date, with more than 3,000 entities committed to accreditation in more than 80 countries.
“Everyone in the community, including ATN, is doing their part to make sure our consumers are confident that Anaheim is a safe destination to visit once they’re ready to travel again,” said Jay Burress, President & CEO, Visit Anaheim.
ATN provides public transit services in central Orange County, including in the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, and surrounding communities. Passengers can also connect to the County’s regional transit hub, ARTIC and the MetroLink system which serves riders between Ventura, Lancaster, Los Angeles, Carlsbad, Riverside, San Bernardino and other locations.
About Anaheim Transportation Network: Operating as the flagship program of the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN), Anaheim Resort™ Transportation (ART) is a network of 19 interchangeable bus routes with service to more than 70 stops in and around Anaheim and Orange County. ART also collaborates on long-distance connections with regional transportation providers, as well as with the City of Anaheim on transit initiatives for locals. ART transports more than 9 million guests each year using a fleet of 81 buses, all of which are certified clean-fuel vehicles running on either natural gas or electricity.
About GBAC, a Division of ISSA
Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit www.gbac.org.
With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.