Category Archives: Demand Response

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 …

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 …

TCRP Synthesis 108: Transit Bus Operator Distraction Policies

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TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 108: Transit Bus Operator Distraction Policies is designed to help transit agencies develop policies and programs to address and prevent distracted driving incidents. View full report.

TCRP Report 160: Paratransit Emergency Preparedness and Operations Handbook

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TCRP Report 160: Paratransit Emergency Preparedness and Operations Handbook provides paratransit service providers with guidance, strategies, tools, and resources to plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from a range of emergencies. The guidance has applicability to urban, suburban, …

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

Posted ago by zavacki

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 …