Category Archives: Vehicle, Station and Corridor Technologies

King County Metro Launches ‘Transit GO Ticket’ Mobile App

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_release/12285223/king-county-metro-launches-transit-go-ticket-mobile-app

Evaluation of Automated Vehicle Technology for Transit

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the state of automated vehicle (AV) technology in transit. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wishes to know what AV technology is currently available that could be used in …

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

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

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, …

Investigating Road Safety Impacts of Bus Priority Using Experimental Micro-Simulation Modeling

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The safety implications of implementing bus lanes on road corridors remain unclear given that findings from previous research have been mixed. The authors recent research demonstrated improvements in road safety resulting from bus priority in Melbourne however causal factors for …

Transit Retrofit Safety Package – Leveraging DSRC for Transit Safety

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This paper describes how a team led by Battelle, on behalf of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration and Federal Transit Administration, has deployed 5 collision avoidance applications on University of Michigan transit buses, including two applications—one for pedestrian crosswalks …

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, …

Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions – Phase II

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The sideview camera system has been shown to eliminate blind zones by providing a view to the driver in real time. In order to provide the best integration of these systems, an integrated camera-mirror system (hybrid system) was developed and …

CUTR Webcast: Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The findings from the NCTR project entitled Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions are presented. Current transit bus mirrors have driver field-of-view limitations. These blind zones are the major contributing factor in sideswipe and side crashes …

Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions: Phase I

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The camera-based system has great potential to reduce transit bus side crashes. This study reviewed and compared mirror-based, sensor-based, and camera-based systems for side collision avoidance.It evaluated the effectiveness of camera-based systems to reduce transit bus side crashes through measuring …

Evaluation of the Power Line Motor Carrier Rearview Video System

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This study deployed a total of 100 Rearview Video Systems (RVS) in three different companies to evaluate the effectiveness of rearview video systems in reducing backing crashes and obtain the feedback from truck drivers participating in the study. Most drivers …