Category Archives: Journal of Public Transportation

Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Public Transit Bus Driver Distraction

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This paper examines the efficacy of a multivariate statistical modeling approach to analyze public transit bus driver distraction data collected through a self-administered driver survey. The distracting activities were classified into four risk zones according to distraction risk indices derived …

Assessment of Surface Transportation Security Training Needs and Delivery Preferences

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Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 14, Issue 4 (2011) by Karen W. Lowrie, Judy A. Shaw, and Michael R. Greenberg America’s surface transportation system features long and inter-connected routes and open access to stations and vehicles, making the system vulnerable …

An Overview of Yield-to-Bus Programs in Florida

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Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 14, Issue 2 (2011) by Huaguo Zhou, Stephanie Bromfield, Pei-Sung Lin This paper presents an overview of Yield-to-Bus (YTB) programs in Florida, including a review of bus operator surveys, operational and safety effects …

Web-Based Weapons of Mass Destruction Training for Transit Police

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Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 13, Issue 3 by Lori A. Magda, Allison N. Canton, and Robyn R.M. Gershon, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University In response to increased terrorist attacks on mass transit systems worldwide, emergency planning …

Trends in Transit Bus Accidents and Promising Collision Countermeasures

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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 …