Category Archives: Fatigue

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 …

Countermeasures for Use in Fatigue Risk Management

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Work-related fatigue is a threat to safe transport, but little has been done to structure the complex array of possible mitigating measures that risk managers can consider. To improve the situation, we review the literature to identify and explain 15 …

TRACS 14-02: Establishing a Fatigue Management Program for the Bus and Rail Transit Industry

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Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS): 14-02 Report Establishing a Fatigue Management Program for the Bus and Rail Transit Industry

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

Transit 2014: Measuring Bus Drivers’ Occupational Stress Under Changing Working Conditions

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Abstract Stress is an immense problem in modern society; approximately half of all occupational illnesses are directly or indirectly related to stress. The work of a bus driver is typically associated with high stress levels that negatively influence individual well-being …

Fatigue Evaluation of the Increased Weight Limit on Transit Railway Bridges

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The Mineta Transportation Institute has released a report that introduces an approach to ascertaining the remaining fatigue life of steel railway bridges, including the extent to which heavy freight cars affect critical locations near bridge supports. View Report

Safety Implications of Transit Operator Schedule Policies – Phase II

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The Phase II of the Florida Transit research that was aimed at investigating the need to track external driving hours by transit operators. The same methodology used for Phase I was used with additional analysis on external driving hours. It …

Impaired Vigilance and Increased Accident Rate in Public Transport Operators in Associated with Sleep Disorders

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Objectives: Sleep disturbances can impair alertness and neurocognitive performance and increase the risk of falling asleep at the wheel. The authors investigated the prevalence of sleep disorders among public transport operators (PTOs) and assessed the interventional effects on hypersomnolence and …

Bus Operator Perceptions of Safety Risks

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This paper presents the results of a survey of TriMet bus operators addressing safety risks in their assigned work. Surveyed risk factors were organized into five categories: vehicle design and condition; route layout; operating conditions; fatigue; an d stress. Operators …

Research on Fatigue in Transit Operations

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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference on Research on Fatigue in Transit Operations was conducted October 12–13, 2011, at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C. The conference, which was sponsored by the Transit Cooperative Research Program …