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Transportation workers form coalition to stop driverless buses in Ohio

Management & Operations| September 20, 2018

If transportation authorities introduce autonomous vehicles or wages start to fall, the union will organize a strike, according to union chief.

Does Automation Mean Mass Unemployment in Mass Transportation?

| September 19, 2018

From telemarketers to fast food workers, automation can either eliminate or bolster a workforce.

Management & Operations| June 20, 2018

Palm Tran celebrates 41-year career of bus operator

The agency recognized Bus Operator Tom Romano's 41 years of service.

Management & Operations| May 19, 2018

Palm Tran focuses on importance of its bus operators

Since the day-to-day tasks of bus operators are hard work, Palm Tran and county officials honored the drivers through “Bus Operator Appreciation Day” in April.

April 24, 2018

Amid Automation Trend, Here's Why We Still Need Bus Drivers

The driverless option will severely impact the four million commercial drivers working in the U.S., according to a 2014 Goldman Sachs report. These figures suggest the loss of 25,000 jobs per month during the height of the autonomous vehicles saturation into the industry.

Management & Operations| December 11, 2017

Palm Tran wins 3 prestigious Fla. public transportation awards

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.

Management & Operations| September 25, 2017

Fed judge green lights audio recording on Reno RTC buses

The local bus driver's union, which has been fighting the move for more than three years, intends to appeal the decision.

Security and Safety | August 17, 2017

Transport for London testing tech to improve bus safety

A new “Vision Zero” approach aims for no one to be killed in or by a London bus by 2030, and for deaths and serious injuries from road collisions to be eliminated from London's streets by 2041.

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.

June 14, 2017

Why Investing in 'Half Measures' When Hiring Frontline Employees Will Bring Public Transit to Its Knees

The public transit industry faces a severe human resources crisis... we began to focus on the science behind identifying and hiring more resilient human beings up front, in order to make it easier to build resilience and preparedness with employees once they are onboard.

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