Category Archives: Leading Practices

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 …

Research in Progress: Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Mitigate Bus Collisions

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This research is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation and is being conducted by the National Center for Transit Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research.   In March 2014, the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), on behalf …

TCRP Report 169: Developing Best-Practice Guidelines for Improving Bus Operator Health and Retention

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 169: Developing Best-Practice Guidelines for Improving Bus Operator Health and Retention addresses some of the health and safety issues common throughout the transit industry, and describes approaches that transit organizations in the United …

Research in Progress: Bus Operator Safety Critical Issues Examination and Model Practices

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

In this study, researchers at the National Center for Transit Research performed a multi-topic comprehensive examination of bus operator-related critical safety and personal security issues. The goals of this research effort were to: Identify and discuss the organizational reporting structure …

Safety and Security Oversight Program Fixed Guideway Transportation Systems

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Rule Chapter 14-15.017, Florida Administrative Code references the Safety and Security Oversight Program Standards Manual for Fixed Guideway Transportation Systems. Additional guidance is available on the FDOT Fixed Guideway Transportation System Online SSO Document Management System.