During an emergency, transit agency employees may be responsible for managing incidents, assessing situations, and taking appropriate actions. Crisis management is stressful, so transit agency staff not only need clear procedures to follow, but also training and practice on how to carry out those procedures. From considering emergency response in vehicle and equipment purchasing to exploring new ways to prepare transit personnel for emergencies, there are many opportunities for transit agencies to enhance their ability to respond effectively to any emergency they may face.
In this guide, we discuss some of the most common voluntary recommendations the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Bus Safety Program has made to bus transit agencies to improve their response to emergencies. These recommendations are intended to help transit agencies reduce safety risk. We also provide examples of effective emergency response practices that transit agencies can adopt to implement the recommendations.
- 21 Jan 2021Current Practices in the Use of Onboard Technologies to Avoid Transit Bus Incidents and Accidents (TCRP Synthesis of Transit Practice)
- 21 Jan 2021Characteristics and Elements of Non-Punitive Employee Safety Reporting Systems for Public Transportation (TCRP Research Report)
- 21 Jan 2021FTA Annual Report on Public Transportation Innovation Research Projects for Fiscal Year 2020 (Report 0181)
- 21 Jan 2021FTA Standards Development Program: Crashworthiness/Crash Energy Management Follow-up for Less than 30 Ft Bus (Report 0141)
- 21 Jan 2021FTA Standards Development Program: Crashworthiness/Crash Energy Management for Transit Bus (Report 0179)