FTA Report: Guidelines for Performing Transit Bus Accident Investigations

As part of FTA’s effort to promote continuous safety improvement in the public transit industry, these Guidelines for Performing Transit Bus Accident Investigations were developed to provide bus transit agencies leading transit industry practices for performing investigations. The supporting Transit Bus Accident Investigations—Background Research provides a comprehensive examination of each SMS element to broaden the…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Carpooling Without the Car – Walking School Bus and Bicycle Train Program

October 20, 2011 The purpose of the Safe Routes to School program is to encourage walking and biking as a healthy and safe transportation mode, and to relieve concerns parents and schools may have with students walking and bicycling to school. Some key issues for why parents won’t let their children in Florida and other…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions

May 19, 2011 The findings from the NCTR project entitled Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions are presented. Current transit bus mirrors have driver field-of-view limitations. These blind zones are the major contributing factor in sideswipe and side crashes involving transit buses. This NCTR project evaluated the effectiveness of camera-based systems…