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…

FTA Report: Guidelines for Performing Rail Transit Agency Accident Investigations

As part of FTA’s effort to promote continuous safety improvement in the rail transit industry, these Guidelines for Performing Rail Transit Agency Accident Investigations were developed to provide rail transit agencies (RTAs) with leading transit industry practices for performing investigations. The supporting Rail Transit Agency Accident Investigations – Background Research provides a comprehensive examination of…

Safety by Design Florida – RRFB PSA

As part of the Safety by Design Florida initiative effort in FDOT’s District 1, CUTR research faculty member Jason Jackman worked with the Community Traffic Safety Team members in Lee County to produce a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) public service announcement (PSA). This collaborative PSA consisted of law enforcement throughout Lee County, including Chief Derrick Diggs (Fort…

“FTA Standards Development Program: Crashworthiness/Crash Energy Management for Transit Bus (Report 0179)” now available

CUTR’s Lisa Staes and Jodi Godfrey’s FTA report “FTA Standards Development Program: Crashworthiness/Crash Energy Management for Transit Bus (Report 0179)” was recently published and now available online. This research includes an examination of the standards, guidelines, and recommendations associated with crashworthiness and Crash Energy Management (CEM) for transit buses, including articulated buses, BRT buses, and…

TRB Webinar: Employee Safety Reporting in Public Transportation

TRB Webinar: Employee Safety Reporting in Public Transportation The importance of safety cannot be overstated and requires continued shifts in the approach to safety management within the public transportation industry. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, November 2, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will describe the characteristics of Employee Safety…

Deadline extended for abstracts – Transit Safety and Security Conference and APTA’s Mid-Year Safety and Security Seminar

Deadline extended to Monday, June 1, 2020. TRB’s National Transit Safety and Security Conference and APTA’s Mid-Year Safety and Security Seminar will be held on November 16-18, 2020 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The event will include presentations on successful outcomes and lessons learned from safety and security policy and procedure…