March 14, 2013
Investigators found that Santana Busline failed to ensure that its drivers comply with hours-of-service requirements, allowed unqualified drivers to operate its vehicles in an unsafe manner, failed to conduct periodic vehicle safety inspections and more.
November 9, 2012
Sky Express coach driver Kin Yiu Cheung received four counts of involuntary manslaughter in a crash last year that killed four and injured dozens. Crash survivors told the judge that Cheung’s erratic driving lasted for an hour before he nodded off at the wheel and lost control of the bus.
November 2, 2012
Absolved all four counts of involuntary manslaughter filed against Sky Express’ Zhao Jian Chen, who was accused of ordering bus driver Kin Yiu Cheung to drive from North Carolina to New York, even though Cheung told him he was too tired. Cheung fell asleep and the bus overturned.
September 27, 2012
Said the casino bus driver involved in a crash that killed 15 people in March, 2011 had gotten enough sleep the morning of the accident. NTSB said the causes of accident were likely driver fatigue and lack of company safety oversight.
July 31, 2012
After reviewing a crash investigation report, the NTSB found fault with Sky Express for failing to provide a fatigue management program or any other formal safety policies for its drivers, and with the FMCSA for failing to shut down the company despite repeated safety violations.
July 20, 2012
The move was introduced in the wake of a tragic bus accident in April, in which the driver, who admitted to being asleep at the wheel, crashed into a wall killing seven passengers and injured 39.
June 5, 2012
The driver, Ophadell Williams, had almost no sleep in the three days leading up to the accident except for naps he took on the bus while passengers were inside a Connecticut casino gambling.
March 7, 2012
About one-fourth of surveyed train operators admit that sleepiness has affected their job performance at least once a week, compared to about one in six non-transportation workers (17%). One in six train operators (18%) say that they have had a "near miss" due to sleepiness.
September 21, 2011
Claim work shifts are too long and endanger their lives and their customers by causing driver fatigue. Union also says the contractor evaded a federal law limiting the number of hours that commercial vehicle operators can drive in a certain period, based on number of vehicle seats.
August 12, 2011
The new rule, based on “fatigue science,” will use fatigue modeling tools and data on human alertness factors and guide the scheduling of train crews to reduce the likelihood of a hazardous work schedule. It includes maximum on-duty periods and minimum off-duty periods for passenger train employees.
Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!
View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit
Hazard Analysis: The Practice of Using Cell Phones While Operating a Transit Vehicle Examining system safety principles, available information in the public domain, recent transit incidents and policies.
More white papers
The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue
Copyright © 2013 Metro Magazine. All Rights Reserved.