Author Archives: Stephanie Lewis

Effective Practices in Bus Transit Safety Emergency Response

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

During an emergency, transit agency employees may be responsible for managing incidents, assessing situations, and taking appropriate actions. Crisis management is stressful, so transit agency staff not only need clear procedures to follow, but also training and practice on how …

Common Session: Transit’s Response to Active Shooter and Crisis Events

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

As active shooter and other crisis events continue to occur, we are learning more about the ways in which our transit agencies are being called upon in response, recovery, and other post-event activities. This opening session will include presentations from …

Assessing and Enhancing Transit Security for an Evolving Transportation Society

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The following session was presented during the 2018 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop & Transit Safety and Operations Summit on June 5, 2018. This session will discuss how to assess and enhance your transit security needs while staying current with trends …

NTI Webinar – Consolidation of Rural Transit Systems

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB is cosponsoring a webinar on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET that features the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 20-65 Task 69: Consolidation of Rural Public Transportation Services. Participants should register in advance. The National Transit Institute …

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. …