March 3, 2014
The FTA awarded the agency a $400,000 grant to conduct a comprehensive analysis of devices that alert people when a bus is turning. With “distracted walking” on the rise as the popularity of smartphones and other electronic devices soars, more agencies are considering adding them to their fleet.
May 6, 2013
A campus shuttle ran over a student who was crossing the street against a “Don’t Walk” sign. The bus driver claimed to not to have seen the student. A campus spokesperson said that the university should focus on adding crosswalks and signage along streets with heavy foot traffic.
February 14, 2013
Want outside rearview mirrors repositioned, saying they create a blind spot that endangers pedestrians. While agency officials agree that mirrors can create temporary blind spots, they have resisted refitting them, saying that could cause other safety issues.
September 26, 2012
The “Another Train Coming” rail safety device is designed to enhance pedestrian safety around the tracks. The warning system consists of active signs in all four quadrants of the rail crossing, with an LED text message that reads, “DANGER, Another Train Coming,” as well as an audio component that repeatedly sounds the message.
August 1, 2012
While highway-rail crossing collisions are down slightly, deaths and injuries from crossing crashes and pedestrian-train incidents rose in the first four months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.
March 21, 2012
During the design and production of this comprehensive new curriculum, TAPTCO met David Sale, whose daughter, Danielle, was killed by a transit bus in Portland, Ore., in April of 2010.
March 8, 2012
Says sustained public education efforts, engineering improvements and law enforcement programs have contributed to nationwide reduction.
October 17, 2011
Prompted by pedestrian safety issues, the university chancellor would like the main campus to be closed to cars, with off-campus parking and a shuttle system.
June 13, 2011
University leaders who were previously concerned that the trains would endanger walkers and cyclists said that Maryland MTA has since addressed those issues. The University’s support gives a major boost to the project as transit officials seek federal funding.
March 29, 2011
Will test Safe Turn Alert systems — automated voice systems that tell pedestrians, operators and passengers when a bus is turning a corner — from two companies on 10 buses over the next two months.
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