Category Archives: Center for Urban Transportation Research

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 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 …

FDOT’s Curbing Transit Operator Distracted Driving

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The 2015 edition is now available. The objective of this project was to develop a turnkey training resource for transit agencies to help send a message to transit employees about the dangers associated with the use of a wireless communication …

CUTR Webcast: Strategies to Prevent, Reduce, and Mitigate Bus Collisions

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Florida exceeds the national rate for rear-ended transit bus collisions, and it matches it for side impact collisions. The Center for Urban Transportation Research recently completed a study that tried to determine the causes of these types of collisions and …

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 …

2016 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop and Transit Safety Summit

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The 2016 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop and Transit Safety Summit will be held on June 6-8, 2016 at the Embassy Suites-USF in Tampa, Florida. The statewide workshop offers a unique professional development opportunity for Florida’s public transportation supervisors, front-line employees, …

Rule Chapter 14-90, Florida Administrative Code: A Review for You – A Course for Bus Transit Drivers

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Rule Chapter 14-90, Florida Administrative Code: A Review for You – A Course for Bus Transit Drivers computer based training (CBT) course was developed through a grant from and under the direction of the Florida Department of Transportation’s Office of …

FTA Report No. 0051: Bus Safety Study: A Report to Congress

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Section 20021(b) of the Moving Ahead for Progress for the 21st Century (MAP-21) legislation requires the Secretary of Transportation  to submit a report of the results of a “Bus Safety Study” to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs …

CUTR Webcast: Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This session presented the findings from a study conducted to examine rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses. This study was initiated because some transit agencies were reporting alarming increases to rear end collisions. The study was designed to fulfill …