Tag Archives: transit safety

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, …

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 …

Safety/TAM ANPRM for Medium and Large Transit Systems (Webinar)

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

December 5, 2013, 2:00-3:30pm (EST) Description: This webcast will highlight passages and questions of the ANPRM that may be of particular interest to medium and large transit systems. PowerPoint Presentation

Safety/TAM ANPRM Webinar for Small Transit Systems (Webinar)

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

December 3, 2013, 1:00-2:00pm (EST) Description: This webcast will identify specific sections of the ANPRM as they relate to small transit systems. PowerPoint Presentation

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, …

USDOT Improving Transit Safety: New Mandate Under MAP-21

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Transit Research Board Annual Meeting  (1/14/2013) View Webinar

Enhancing Transit Safety and Security with Wireless Detection and Communication Technologies

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Public transportation systems are among the most open public facilities in the world and susceptible to breaches of security. Reconciling the need for workplace safety and security with budgetary pressures requires new approaches to increase the effectiveness of existing solutions …

Moving the Bus Back into Traffic Safely – Signage and Lighting Configuration Phase I

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

With an increase in the number of bus pull-out bays in Florida, a growing number of bus operators find that it is very difficult to merge back into traffic from a bus pull-out bay. Some transit agencies do not support …

Assessment of Passenger Security in Paratransit Buses

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 8, Issue 4 Special Edition: Safety and Security (2005) by Andrzej Morka, Lesław Kwaśniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer Abstract The main objective of this study was to assess usefulness of 3-D, nonlinear dynamic, explicit computer codes …