Category Archives: Research

Effective Practices in Bus Transit Safety Emergency Response

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

During an emergency, transit agency employees may be responsible for managing incidents, assessing situations, and taking appropriate actions. Crisis management is stressful, so transit agency staff not only need clear procedures to follow, but also training and practice on how …

NTI Webinar – Consolidation of Rural Transit Systems

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB is cosponsoring a webinar on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET that features the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 20-65 Task 69: Consolidation of Rural Public Transportation Services. Participants should register in advance. The National Transit Institute …

TCRP Report 194: Pre-publication Draft: Knowledge Management Resource to Support Strategic Workforce Development for Transit Agencies

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of TCRP Research Report 194: Knowledge Management Resource to Support Strategic Workforce Development for Transit Agencies. The guidebook explores the importance of knowledge management (KM), which is an …

FTA Releases Update Hazard Mitigation Cost Effectiveness Tool

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

As technical assistance to transit agencies that are considering disaster resilience as a part of their capital investment programs, FTA has updated its resilience benefit tool — the Hazard Mitigation Cost Effectiveness Tool. First developed to evaluate potential resilience projects …

The Challenge of Protecting Transit and Passenger Rail: Understanding How Security Works Against Terrorism

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Terrorists see transit and passenger rail as an attractive target. Designed for public convenience, trains and stations offer terrorists easy access to crowds of people in confined environments where there are minimal security risks and attacks can cause high casualties. …

TCRP Synthesis Report 127: Addressing Difficult Customer Situations

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 127: Addressing Difficult Customer Situations considers issues surrounding difficult customers or passengers and the variety of circumstances that can arise when they utilize transit system facilities or vehicles. The report identifies current practices …

TCRP Project: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TCRP Project J-7 Synthesis Topic SA-38 Now Available Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies The purpose of this study is to document successful practices and training initiatives, including bus operator training and …

Transit Safety in the News: MTA Orders Expanded Screening For Sleep Apnea

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced plans Monday to spend millions of dollars to screen employees for a health condition that can have deadly consequences. The move comes three years after the deadly Spuyten Duyvil Metro-North crash — blamed in part …

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on School, Transit Bus Crash

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_release/12285670/ntsb-issues-preliminary-report-on-school-transit-bus-crash

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 …