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Training Bus Documentation…Just the Facts, Please!

| February 6, 2018

I will be touching on the importance of proper documentation with regard to the basic skills performance of the student bus operator on the training bus.

Palm Tran wins 3 prestigious Fla. public transportation awards

Management & Operations| December 11, 2017

The agency received the awards at the FPTA's annual conference, which honors innovative transit leaders throughout the state and was co-hosted this year by Palm Tran and Tri-Rail.

August 16, 2017

'Practical Drift' is Bus Safety's Silent Adversary

Each year people are injured or killed in incidents where following a standard operating procedure (SOP) or using the available safety equipment could have prevented the injury or saved their life. Unfortunately, we are all prone toward a tendency to gradually drift away from the correct or proper way of doing things — the precise way we were taught to perform a job or function.

Bus| February 16, 2017

Man charged with murder after stabbing Winnipeg Transit bus driver

The incident occurred at 2 a.m., when the driver pulled up to the last stop of his shift and asked the man to leave the bus. After a physical altercation, which ended up outside the bus, ensued, the driver was stabbed multiple times.

February 8, 2017

Training Bus Skill Development...Lengthy, Costly, and Risky

A well thought out flow of what curriculum should be introduced, as well as its level of difficulty for each day, will easily begin to determine those students that are standing out from their peers as either progressing favorably or lagging behind the other training bus students.

Security and Safety | January 19, 2017

NJ Transit driver injured when gunshots strike bus

The bus driver, a woman in her 30s, suffered an injury to her arm due to broken glass after a driver partition, which may have saved her life, shattered.

Security and Safety | December 3, 2015

Union calls for improved Milwaukee County bus driver safety

A transit security report found that the number of assaults of drivers decreased 62% since 2010 due to the installation of protective shields on buses; however, union officials say many issues often go unreported.

November 11, 2015

How Effective Scanning Helps Bus Operators See Potential Driving Hazards

The world is a very busy place. We rely on our eyes to provide us with information that will keep us from harm as we operate our vehicles. It is difficult to over-emphasize the importance of effective scanning in order to recognize potential hazards early enough so appropriate action can be taken to avoid conflict. As a result, we spend a lot of time advising operators how often they should scan their mirrors, where to look for hazards, and how to bring objects into view that may be temporarily obstructed, and so on.

Bus| July 9, 2015

Minneapolis Metro bus driver retires with 42 accident-free years

Jerry Olson credits his years of safe driving by making sure he leaves plenty of room for his bus and enough room between him and other vehicles to make decisions in the case of emergencies.

Management & Operations| June 12, 2015

CTA announces plan to strengthen bus operator training

The changes are in line with the principles of a new safety framework being developed by the FTA, known as the Safety Management System. In November 2014, the FTA chose the CTA as the first transit agency in the nation to assist in the development of SMS.

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