Category Archives: Collisions

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

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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 …

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on School, Transit Bus Crash

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

CUTR Webcast: Strategies to Prevent, Reduce, and Mitigate Bus Collisions

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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

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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 …

Are your bus operators square?

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Are Your Bus Operators Square

Video: Square Your Turns

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Produced by: CaptialMetro

CTA O’Hare Accident Caused By Fatigue, Misplaced Track Braking System

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The NTSB conducts thorough investigations (including root-cause analyses) of events – not simply stopping with the obvious. Abstract | Presentation

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

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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 …

Actions Preceding Collisions Involving Transit Motorbuses and Applicability of Connected Vehicle Solutions

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The transit industry has always shown a great interest in the adoption of transformational safety technologies to improve the safety of its passengers and drivers, as well as all road users including pedestrians. Due to its unique characteristics and behaviors, …

CUTR Webcast: Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions

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This session presented the findings from a study conducted to examine rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses. This study was initiated because some transit agencies were reporting alarming increases to rear end collisions. The study was designed to fulfill …