Author Archives: Stephanie Lewis

Webinar: Shared Mobility for People with Disabilities — Challenges and Opportunities for Paratransit

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Join the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) and leading public-sector experts to discuss new approaches transit agencies are exploring to increase flexibility and responsiveness of paratransit services for users while reducing costs and complying with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. …

TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

August 17, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies documents current practices …

The Art of Defusing Conflict: De-Escalation Techniques for Transit Operators

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This training course was developed in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Transit Safety Network and produced by the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research. The Instructor Guide is meant to be printed …

Register for the Transit Asset Management (TAM) Webinar: Building an Asset Inventory

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

FTA will host a webinar on May 23, 2017, from 2-3 p.m. EST to highlight examples of how transit agencies can build their asset inventories. The webinar will feature presentations from Doug Holcomb and Athena Ullah, from Greater Bridgeport Transit …

FTA Releases Update Hazard Mitigation Cost Effectiveness Tool

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

As technical assistance to transit agencies that are considering disaster resilience as a part of their capital investment programs, FTA has updated its resilience benefit tool — the Hazard Mitigation Cost Effectiveness Tool. First developed to evaluate potential resilience projects …

Passenger Rail Equipment Qualification Database

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

A passenger rail equipment qualification and acceptance database funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was developed to house all past and present qualification and acceptance tests for new passenger vehicles. The database is available for the industry including transit …

Surface Transportation Vulnerability Assessments and Security Plans Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TSA has reopened the comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2016, requesting public comments on several topics relevant to the development of Surface Transportation Vulnerability Assessments and Security Plans …

The Challenge of Protecting Transit and Passenger Rail: Understanding How Security Works Against Terrorism

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Terrorists see transit and passenger rail as an attractive target. Designed for public convenience, trains and stations offer terrorists easy access to crowds of people in confined environments where there are minimal security risks and attacks can cause high casualties. …

TCRP Synthesis Report 127: Addressing Difficult Customer Situations

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 127: Addressing Difficult Customer Situations considers issues surrounding difficult customers or passengers and the variety of circumstances that can arise when they utilize transit system facilities or vehicles. The report identifies current practices …

Transit Safety in the News: Mo. man charged with plotting terror attacks against KC public transit facilities

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

http://www.wibw.com/content/news/Mo-man-charged-with-plotting-terror-attacks-against-KC-public-transit-facilities-414392363.html