Author Archives: Stephanie Lewis

Substance Abuse Model Policy Templates and Instructions for Adopting Policy

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

In response to recent amendments made to the USDOT rule 49 CFR Part 40, The Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs, FDOT is issuing two new FTA-compliant policy templates.  To assist the District offices and our state’s transit systems in understanding the regulatory …

TCRP Report 195: Pre-publication Draft: Broadening Understanding of the Interplay Between Public Transit, Shared Mobility, and Personal Automobiles

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited, draft version of Research Report 195: Broadening Understanding of the Interplay Between Public Transit, Shared Mobility, and Personal Automobiles. The study broadens the understanding of the interplay among emerging …

Improving the Resilience of Transit Systems Threatened by Natural Disasters

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Web Only Document 70: Improving the Resilience of Transit Systems Threatened by Natural Disasters, Volume 1: A Guide offers practices for transit systems of all sizes to absorb the impacts of disaster, recover quickly, …

Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices: 2018

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Results Digest 114: Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices is a digest of the progress and status of TCRP Project J-7, “Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices,” for which the Transportation …

TCRP Report 194: Pre-publication Draft: Knowledge Management Resource to Support Strategic Workforce Development for Transit Agencies

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of TCRP Research Report 194: Knowledge Management Resource to Support Strategic Workforce Development for Transit Agencies. The guidebook explores the importance of knowledge management (KM), which is an …

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 …