Tag Archives: bus safety

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

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

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 …

FTA Report No. 0051: Bus Safety Study: A Report to Congress

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Section 20021(b) of the Moving Ahead for Progress for the 21st Century (MAP-21) legislation requires the Secretary of Transportation  to submit a report of the results of a “Bus Safety Study” to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs …

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

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

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 …

Evaluation of Rear-End Bus Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The purpose of this project was to conduct a systematic study of rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses. We examined both cases in which the vehicle rear-ended the bus (rear-ended collision) and in which the bus rear-ended the …

Trends in Transit Bus Accidents and Promising Collision Countermeasures

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This article presents information on bus collisions from the National Transit Database (NTD) and discusses implications of the findings on the design of transit collision warning systems. A total of 2,405 major transit bus collisions were reported in 2002 and …