Training Bus Chatter: Keep it Performance Focused with New Candidates
April 6, 2016
As we all have experienced, chatter regarding topics other than performance-based basic skill development, such as current events, sports or one’s...
The Fixed-Post Bus Dispatcher...A Disappearing Act
February 2, 2016
When official-plated transit authority vehicles were scarce and basically reserved for those in upper management to go about their daily business to and...
Key Steps to Managing Left-Turning Buses and Pedestrian Safety
November 23, 2015
Bus operators are not blindfolded. Operators are trained and required to identify potential hazards, based on their forward planning skills. With regard...
Keeping Old School Practices in New Bus Operating Training
September 21, 2015
Today I’d like to mention a few effective policies that were routinely utilized in the past, which were (and for the few agencies that still...
Bus Simulator Training: How to Get It Right!
July 27, 2015
It’s no secret that I am a firm believer in bus simulator training. I enjoyed the benefits of utilizing simulators as a supplemental training tool...
Creating Standards in Bus Operations
April 29, 2015
Those of you who take a few minutes each month to follow my blogs, or have attended one of my past presentations at transit events, first let me thank...
Final Day Bus Operator Candidate Qualification and Its Difficulty Level
April 6, 2015
A final day should mean exactly that, the end — no more — learning opportunities that had been available no longer exist. The clock has run...
Caution When Passing Other Buses In 'The Zone'
March 9, 2015
I recently had the opportunity to view a video that captured what could have been a fatal pedestrian knockdown if contact had occurred. A bus overtaking...
Simple, Effective Measures to Reduce Bus Collisions at Your Agency
February 4, 2015
Are you getting frustrated because — in spite of what you’re doing — collisions are not dropping at your agency? With just a few...
When Does Technology on Buses Become the Problem?
January 5, 2015
Technology was not in my vocabulary as a kid, but now it's at the front of the line. I’m not saying I’m against it, but could we step back a...