Category Archives: National Center for Transit Research

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 …

Research in Progress: Examination of Passenger Assaults on Bus Transit Systems

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.   The goals of this research activities include: Identify the prevalence of assaults …

Evaluation of Rear-End Bus Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The purpose of this project was to conduct a systematic study of rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses. We examined both cases in which the vehicle rear-ended the bus (rear-ended collision) and in which the bus rear-ended the …

Bus Operator Safety – Critical Issues Examination and Model Practices Final Report

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 …

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 …

A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents – A Case Study in Florida

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The purpose of this research was to track and observe three Florida public transit agencies as they incorporated and integrated computer-based transit bus simulators into their existing bus operator training programs. In addition to the three Florida case study agencies, …

Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions – Phase II

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The sideview camera system has been shown to eliminate blind zones by providing a view to the driver in real time. In order to provide the best integration of these systems, an integrated camera-mirror system (hybrid system) was developed and …

Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Public Transit Bus Driver Distraction

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This paper examines the efficacy of a multivariate statistical modeling approach to analyze public transit bus driver distraction data collected through a self-administered driver survey. The distracting activities were classified into four risk zones according to distraction risk indices derived …

Assessment of Surface Transportation Security Training Needs and Delivery Preferences

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 14, Issue 4 (2011) by Karen W. Lowrie, Judy A. Shaw, and Michael R. Greenberg America’s surface transportation system features long and inter-connected routes and open access to stations and vehicles, making the system vulnerable …

An Overview of Yield-to-Bus Programs in Florida

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 14, Issue 2 (2011) by Huaguo Zhou, Stephanie Bromfield, Pei-Sung Lin This paper presents an overview of Yield-to-Bus (YTB) programs in Florida, including a review of bus operator surveys, operational and safety effects …