Articles Tagged With: safety
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September 2013

2013 Women In Transportation: Joyce Rose

From the age of 12, Joyce Rose planned to teach music, which she did for a couple of years after she graduated college. She hadn’t foreseen a passion for legislation eventually leading her to down a different path to Capitol Hill.

August 2013

Toronto Transit Continues Award-Winning Suicide Prevention Program

The Crisis Link advertisement campaign in subway cars and on platforms aims to remove the stigma around mental health issues and encourages people contemplating suicide to reach out for help without feeling embarrassed or ashamed.

July 2013

Human trafficking the focus of L.A. Metro program

The campaign includes brochures and posters on buses and trains, as well as training programs for employees to identify and help potential victims.

May 2013

Transit agencies partner to prevent sexual assault

Teaming with advocacy groups to empower riders to stop sexual assault and harassment, using new campaigns and communication tools.

April 2013

New OCTA chief takes helm

Under the direction of the board of directors, Darrell Johnson is responsible for planning, financing and coordinating Orange County’s freeway, street and rail development, as well as managing bus, commuter rail and paratransit service.

December 2012

Combating Driver Fatigue An Uphill Battle

While accidents continue to occur because a driver was tired or fell asleep, many in the industry believe revamping federal hours of service regulations is not the answer. An operator’s best course of action is to properly train drivers and manage risks when scheduling trips. Even then, however, the onus remains on the driver to rest.

September 2012

Pub Perspective: Begin next authorization preparation now

A lot will be dictated by the outcome of the election, which is also why we need to start making, or rather restating, the case for public transportation investment.

September 2012

What Are The Real Costs, Value of High-Speed Rail?

With impacts including a shrinking number of vehicles and less road congestion currently being ignored when the financial feasibility of projects is being studied, a new economic value added model must be used to illustrate the total realizable benefits that can be obtained.

September 2012

GM Survey: Budgets stabilize, revenue alts sought

The average transit executive spent 23 years in the industry, with an average annual salary of $113,000, according to METRO’s seventh annual survey.

August 2012

Artificial Intelligence Targets Bad Behavior

San Francisco’s Muni is one of several transit operations using DHS grant monies to bolster its program with the use of video surveillance technology software that analyzes abnormal behavior, and thereby alerting systems to potential security and safety issues.

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