Rail Transit Agency Accident Investigations— Background Research

Congratulations to CUTR’s Associate Director Lisa Staes on her recent publication for the Federal Transit Administration. Ms. Staes is a co-author with K&J Safety and Security Consulting Services, Inc. on FTA’s “Rail Transit Agency Accident Investigations— Background Research.” Read the full report

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…

“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…

“FTA Standards Development Program: Crashworthiness/Crash Energy Management Follow-up for Less than 30 Ft Bus” recently published

CUTR’s Lisa Staes and Jodi Godfrey’s FTA report “FTA Standards Development Program: Crashworthiness/Crash Energy Management Follow-up for Less than 30 Ft Bus (Report 0141)” was recently published and now available online. FTA directed this comprehensive study that includes background research and analysis on needs and gaps for voluntary standards or recommended practices for crashworthiness and…