Category Archives: Incident and Emergency Management

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, …

CUTR Webcast: Flooded Bus Barns and Buckled Rails – Public Transportation and Climate Change Adaptation

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

More intense rain storms flood bus facilities and subway tunnels while heat waves buckle tracks, stress materials, and threaten customer and worker health. These impacts from a changing climate threaten state of good repair efforts, safety, and mobility. Participate in …

Safety Implications of Transit Operator Schedule Policies – Phase I

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Long driving hours have a potential of causing fatigue, which is known as a contributing factor for collisions. This paper examines the influence of bus operator driving hours on the occurrence of preventable collisions by employing data from a questionnaire …

Web-Based Weapons of Mass Destruction Training for Transit Police

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

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 …

Bus Transit Incident Investigation Video

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The Bus Transit Incident Investigation Toolbox provides transit systems with an overview of the procedures and guidelines needed to conduct transit incident investigations. The Toolbox contains a 42-minute video and a pocket guide that provides transit systems with an overview …

Toolbox for Transit Event Investigation

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The purpose of this project was to provide a toolbox for transit systems with an overview of the procedures and guidelines needed to conduct transit incident investigations. This toolbox does not replace existing federally offered training courses, but rather is …

Bus Incident Reporting, Tracking and Analysis System Database

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Many Florida transit systems do little formal analysis of all accidents on an aggregate basis. In many transit system accidents and incidents are not being tracked or analyzed to identify common trends from types of incidents, location, driver, bus route, …

Transit Emergency Planning and Response Assessment Initiative

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

On Friday, August 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley, a Category Four hurricane, after passing over Sanibel Island in Lee County, made landfall on the south west coast of Florida entering Charlotte Harbor, directly impacting Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte in Charlotte …