Category Archives: Florida Department of Transportation

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 …

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 …

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 …

Transit Asset Management Webinar

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

September 27, 2016, 2:00pm 3:30pm The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) required the FTA to develop rules to establish a system to monitor and manage public transportation assets to improve safety and increase reliability and …

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, …

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 …