Transit agencies around the country are facing the challenges of reducing transit bus collisions and the injuries, fatalities, and liability expenses associated with these collisions. The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program’s TCRP Synthesis 145: Current Practices in the Use of Onboard Technologies to Avoid Transit Bus Incidents and Accidents documents the current practices in the.. read more →

The importance of safety cannot be overstated and requires continued shifts in the approach to safety management within the public transportation industry. The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program’s TCRP Research Report 218: Characteristics and Elements of Nonpunitive Employee Safety Reporting Systems for Public Transportation compiles the best practices used in nonpunitive employee safety reporting systems.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited, draft version of Research Report 195: Broadening Understanding of the Interplay Between Public Transit, Shared Mobility, and Personal Automobiles. The study broadens the understanding of the interplay among emerging and established modes of transportation. Built upon the findings of TCRP Research Report 188, this.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Results Digest 114: Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices is a digest of the progress and status of TCRP Project J-7, “Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices,” for which the Transportation Research Board is the agency conducting the research.  View Report read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Web Only Document 70: Improving the Resilience of Transit Systems Threatened by Natural Disasters, Volume 1: A Guide offers practices for transit systems of all sizes to absorb the impacts of disaster, recover quickly, and return rapidly to providing the services that customers rely on to meet their travel.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of TCRP Research Report 194: Knowledge Management Resource to Support Strategic Workforce Development for Transit Agencies. The guidebook explores the importance of knowledge management (KM), which is an organization’s process for collecting, storing, and sharing organizational information and knowledge, and provides guidance on.. read more →

TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2540 consists of 15 papers that explore public transportation, including: Development and Application of a Scale to Measure Station Design Quality for Personal Safety Group and Single Pedestrian Behavior in Crowd Dynamics Use of Agent-Based Crowd Simulation to Investigate the Performance of Large-Scale Intermodal.. read more →

The Mineta Transportation Institute has released a report that reviews efforts of commuter railroads to reduce or prevent suicide on railways and implement preventative activities affecting rail-related suicides. View Report read more →

The TRB Task Force on Transit Safety and Security focuses on the research, methods, practices, data and technologies important to the topic of public transportation system safety and security as they affect all modes and phases of infrastructure development and service operation.  Specific activities and products of the Task Force include: Develop and disseminate a.. read more →

The Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 2531 has 22 papers that explore information related to society, economics, and policy in the transportation sector, including two specifically related to safety: Road Safety Improvement Program on Indian Reservations in North Dakota and South Dakota and Review of Tribal Transportation Safety.  View Report read more →