TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 108: Transit Bus Operator Distraction Policies is designed to help transit agencies develop policies and programs to address and prevent distracted driving incidents. View full report. read more →

A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents The purpose of this research was to track and observe three Florida public transit agencies as they incorporated and integrated computer-based transit bus simulators into their existing bus operator training programs. In addition to the three Florida case study agencies, four transit agencies outside Florida.. read more →

The purpose of this research was to track and observe three Florida public transit agencies as they incorporated and integrated computer-based transit bus simulators into their existing bus operator training programs. In addition to the three Florida case study agencies, four transit agencies outside Florida were contacted and interviewed on their experiences with the use.. 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 sideview camera system has been shown to eliminate blind zones by providing a view to the driver in real time. In order to provide the best integration of these systems, an integrated camera-mirror system (hybrid system) was developed and tested. Traditional aftermarket systems utilize wide-angle cameras, which provide up to 100-degree horizontal field of.. read more →

This paper examines the efficacy of a multivariate statistical modeling approach to analyze public transit bus driver distraction data collected through a self-administered driver survey. The distracting activities were classified into four risk zones according to distraction risk indices derived from distracting ratings, distracting durations, and driver perception of risks. A multinomial logistic regression model.. 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 →

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 13, Issue 3 by Lori A. Magda, Allison N. Canton, and Robyn R.M. Gershon, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University In response to increased terrorist attacks on mass transit systems worldwide, emergency planning and security efforts have intensified. One of the most important planning elements is the provision.. read more →

Public transportation systems are among the most open public facilities in the world and susceptible to breaches of security. Reconciling the need for workplace safety and security with budgetary pressures requires new approaches to increase the effectiveness of existing solutions while preserving flexibility and low costs.An inexpensive sensor-based intrusion detection system that remotely monitors and.. read more →

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 8, Issue 4 Special Edition: Safety and Security (2005) by Todd Litman Abstract This paper evaluates the overall safety of public transit, taking into account all risks, including recent terrorist attacks. It indicates that transit is an extremely safe mode, with total per-passenger-mile fatality rates approximately one-tenth that of automobile.. read more →