Tips for Training Bus Instructors and Remembering an Old Friend
November 16, 2016
Soon after reaching my 20th year in the transit industry, back in 1993, after a draining day of addressing routine bus issues, I would cross paths with...
Bus Collisions and the Fully-Equipped 'Medicine Cabinet'
September 16, 2016
Diagnose, Prescribe & Follow-Up, are the usual doctor’s actions that are utilized when visiting the doctor’s office for whatever is...
Many Voices, One Goal for Bus and Pedestrian Safety
July 12, 2016
I recently attended, and had the opportunity to be part of a panel of speakers, at the NYC MTA Bus Safety Symposium. A variety of topics were discussed...
Still Blaming Bus-Pedestrian Contact On the A-Pillar/Mirror Design?
June 1, 2016
I have had it with the never-ending meeting of the minds on the predominant causes of left-turn bus-pedestrian collisions. This whole issue is getting...
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...