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, rural, and tribal paratransit operating environments. Guidance is directed to in-house paratransit operations and to.. read more →

This study explored the feasibility of using movable and reusable boarding and alighting (B&A) pads at bus stops. Potential design alternatives in terms of materials and structural support for these pads were evaluated. The review focused on the existing and alternative design materials, especially in applications other than for transit purposes, which could potentially replace.. read more →

This report describes the demonstration of an innovative  system to reduce the hazards of working in the track environment. It describes the deployment of the system, provides a summary of developments to further enhance the system for transit agencies and railroads, describes the testing of the system, and summarizes user feedback. View Report read more →

28 Feb 2013
February 28, 2013

FTA MAP-21 Safety Webinar (2/28/13)

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On February 28th, FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff hosted a Webinar to discuss the safety provisions of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).  Vincent Valdes, Acting Associate Administrator for the Federal Transit Administration’s new Office of Transit Safety and Oversight (TSO), provided further details on the program and the progress that.. read more →

Transit Research Board Annual Meeting  (1/14/2013) View Webinar read more →

REACT is a two part supervisor training series in DVD format that aids transit systems in exceeding the FTA minimum supervisor training requirements delineated in 49 CFR Part 655.14(b).   REACT Part 1 addresses Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Testing Decision Training and is intended to be delivered in a classroom setting using the REACT Instructor’s.. read more →

Client:  U.S. Department of Transportation, FTA This is a self-paced, computer based training course was developed to raise the awareness of public transportation professionals of the effects of distracted driving and reduce the risk of distracted driving.  Peter Rogoff, FTA Administrator recorded a special public service announcement specifically for the training program which is imbedded.. 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 →

More intense rain storms flood bus facilities and subway tunnels while heat waves buckle tracks, stress materials, and threaten customer and worker health. These impacts from a changing climate threaten state of good repair efforts, safety, and mobility. Participate in this webcast to learn about current and projected impacts of climate change on public transportation.. read more →

Prior to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 the United State’s transit systems did a fairly successful job of safely and securely protecting their facilities and passengers.  Up until this time, public transportation security issues mainly dealt with unruly passengers, fare evasion, vandalism, trespassing, and theft.  Most recently, and especially since the public transit.. read more →