Category Archives: Journal of Public Transportation

Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Public Transit Bus Driver Distraction

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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

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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

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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 …

Web-Based Weapons of Mass Destruction Training for Transit Police

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Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 13, Issue 3 by Lori A. Magda, Allison N. Canton, and Robyn R.M. Gershon, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University In response to increased terrorist attacks on mass transit systems worldwide, emergency planning …

Trends in Transit Bus Accidents and Promising Collision Countermeasures

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This article presents information on bus collisions from the National Transit Database (NTD) and discusses implications of the findings on the design of transit collision warning systems. A total of 2,405 major transit bus collisions were reported in 2002 and …

Ferry Transport: The Realm of Responsibility for Ferry Disasters in Developing Nations

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Ferries, the safest form of transportation in North America and Europe, can be the agents of catastrophe in some developing nations. Over the past decades there have been numerous incidents in which hundreds have died. The international ferry community, under …

Terrorism, Transit and Public Safety: Evaluating the Risks

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Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 8, Issue 4 Special Edition: Safety and Security (2005) by Todd Litman Abstract This paper evaluates the overall safety of public transit, taking into account all risks, including recent terrorist attacks. It indicates that transit …

Intermodal Transportation Safety and Security Issues: Training Against Terrorism

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Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 8, Issue 4 Special Edition: Safety and Security (2005) by Ronald W. Tarr, Vicki McGurk, Carol Jones Abstract Since 9/11, our world has changed. The threats now facing us are extreme and unpredictable. The potential …

Assessment of Passenger Security in Paratransit Buses

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Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 8, Issue 4 Special Edition: Safety and Security (2005) by Andrzej Morka, Lesław Kwaśniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer Abstract The main objective of this study was to assess usefulness of 3-D, nonlinear dynamic, explicit computer codes …

From Policy and Response to System Design and Operations: Inter-Governmental Transit Security Planning in the U.S.

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  Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 8, Issue 4 Special Edition: Safety and Security (2005) by Camille N.Y. Fink, Brian D. Taylor, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris Abstract The events of September 11th, 2001, brought the issue of transportation security and terrorism to …