Work-related fatigue is a threat to safe transport, but little has been done to structure the complex array of possible mitigating measures that risk managers can consider. To improve the situation, we review the literature to identify and explain 15 countermeasures types, which we then group into five different hazard levels along a “fatigue risk.. read more →

The Mineta Transportation Institute has released a report that introduces an approach to ascertaining the remaining fatigue life of steel railway bridges, including the extent to which heavy freight cars affect critical locations near bridge supports. View Report read more →

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 neurocognitive function in those diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Methods: Overnight polygraphy and questionnaire.. read more →

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference on Research on Fatigue in Transit Operations was conducted October 12–13, 2011, at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C. The conference, which was sponsored by the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) and TRB, focused on operator fatigue in public transportation. TRB assembled a committee, appointed.. read more →

This report is the summary of what occurred at an October 2011 conference that explored highlighted experiences addressing fatigue in other transportation modes, health effects of fatigue, safety impacts of fatigue, and fatigue issues and initiatives in transit.  View Report read more →

Long driving hours have a potential of causing fatigue, which is known as a contributing factor for collisions. This paper examines the influence of bus operator driving hours on the occurrence of preventable collisions by employing data from a questionnaire survey, incident reports, and operator schedules to evaluate the correlation between driving hours, amount of.. read more →

TCRP Report 81: Toolbox for Transit Operator Fatigue documents principles, techniques, and strategies that are used in the development of fatigue-mitigation plans. The Toolbox includes a “how to” component on the design, implementation, and evaluation of fatigue-mitigation plans. The fatigue-mitigation plans may be used by senior managers, operations managers, safety officials, medical personnel, risk managers,.. read more →