Category Archives: Center for Urban Transportation Research

Substance Abuse Model Policy Templates and Instructions for Adopting Policy

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In response to recent amendments made to the USDOT rule 49 CFR Part 40, The Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs, FDOT is issuing two new FTA-compliant policy templates.  To assist the District offices and our state’s transit systems in understanding the regulatory …

Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Mitigate Bus Collisions

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This report summarizes the data findings from profiling 17 Florida transit agencies in regards to rear-ended and side collisions. Site visits were conducted to get a better understanding of their procedures for investigating, tracking, and preventing collisions. It also included …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

Research in Progress: Evaluation of Rear-End Bus Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions

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Research Objectives The purpose of this project is to conduct a systematic study to examine rear end collisions between motorists and public transit buses to achieve the following objectives: Determine if rear-end collisions are increasing Conduct an assessment to ascertain …