Category Archives: Bus Transit

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 …

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 Project: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TCRP Project J-7 Synthesis Topic SA-38 Now Available Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies The purpose of this study is to document successful practices and training initiatives, including bus operator training and …

Improving Pathways to Transit for Persons with Disabilities

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Persons with disabilities can achieve a greater degree of freedom when they have full access to a variety of transit modes, but this can only be achieved when the pathways to transit – the infrastructure and conditions in the built …

Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Mitigate Bus Collisions

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This report summarizes the data findings from profiling 17 Florida transit agencies in regards to rear-ended and side collisions. Site visits were conducted to get a better understanding of their procedures for investigating, tracking, and preventing collisions. It also included …

Examination of Passenger Assaults on Bus Transit Systems

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This research provides a status report on the state of the industry and current conditions under which Florida public transportation systems are operating, and the type, severity, and prevalence of passenger assaults on these systems. The project team will review …

TRB’s TCRP Synthesis 117: Better On-Street Bus Stops

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 117: Better On-Street Bus Stops explores major issues and successful approaches to address on-street bus stops from both the transit agency’s perspective and customer’s perspective. It documents the current state of the practice …

TCRP Report 174: Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 174: Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation presents research on the definition of safety culture within public transportation, presents methods and tools for assessing safety culture, and provides strategies and guidelines that public …

Evaluation of Automated Vehicle Technology for Transit

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the state of automated vehicle (AV) technology in transit. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wishes to know what AV technology is currently available that could be used in …

Guidelines for Bus Transit Stops in Highway Construction Work Zones

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Fixed route transit systems provide a valuable transportation service for many of our citizens. As users depend on bus transit to access to the essentials of life, maintaining transit service is a critical issue. Given the extent of nationwide bus …