Tag Archives: Public Transit

TCRP Report 171: Use of Mobility Devices on Paratransit Vehicles and Buses

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The Transportation Research Board, Transit Cooperative Research Program has just released Use of Mobility Devices on Paratransit Vehicles and Buses.  This report describes the current and emerging issues which limit the use of mobility devices in paratransit vehicles and buses, …

Bus Operator Safety – Critical Issues Examination and Model Practices Final Report

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

In this study, researchers at the National Center for Transit Research performed a multi-topic comprehensive examination of bus operator-related critical safety and personal security issues. The goals of this research effort were to: Identify and discuss the organizational reporting structure …

Analysis of Movable Bus Stop Boarding and Alighting Areas

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This study explored the feasibility of using movable and reusable boarding and alighting (B&A) pads at bus stops. Potential design alternatives in terms of materials and structural support for these pads were evaluated. The review focused on the existing and …

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

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

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 …

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 …

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 …