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5 Tips for Keeping Bus Operators Safe

| July 27, 2016

Ah, summer. Pool parties, barbecues, the smell of honeysuckle and the sight of lightning bugs. Or — a rise in crime, agitated riders seeking air conditioning, heat stroke, a new fiscal year, and the necessary, but unpopular, fare increases. However you view the summer months, with a direct correlation between high temperatures and increased crime, it's vital for transit leaders to be asking themselves, "Have we done everything possible to keep our people safe?"

MVTA 'Bus on Shoulder' vehicles equipped with MTS guidance tech

Bus| July 18, 2016

The advanced Driver Assist System, utilizing a licensed GPS technology developed by the University of Minnesota, provides feedback to the driver regarding lane position – via graphic driver alert displays, virtual mirror, vibrating seat and actuated steering.

Security and Safety | May 26, 2016

HART recognizes 'Best Operators' for safety milestones

Twenty-six employees received awards for driving a million miles or more without a preventable accident.

May 17, 2016

How Lighting Design Can Impact Transportation's Shift Workers

Shifts are long and varying, and facilities are often inadequate for transit employees to truly recharge and stay sharp on the job. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The quality of the environment within facilities can be designed to support shift workers and those with jobs that don’t follow traditional 9-to-5 schedules. Two key elements that can be utilized to support vehicle operator health; creating spaces with adaptability for varied activities and quality lighting that supports the adaptability of the space.

Bus| May 17, 2016

Seon Brings 360° Vision to School Bus & Transit Fleets

The inView 360 Around Vehicle Monitoring (AVM) System eliminates dangerous vehicle blind spots that threaten student and pedestrian safety is now available for the school bus and transit fleet markets.

Security and Safety | February 25, 2016

Ohio lawmakers propose bill making assaulting transit workers a felony

Under current law, an assault is usually classified as a misdemeanor, except under certain circumstances.

February 2, 2016

The Fixed-Post Bus Dispatcher...A Disappearing Act

When official-plated transit authority vehicles were scarce and basically reserved for those in upper management to go about their daily business to and from meetings, etc..., road control would be the responsibility of the “fixed-post foot dispatcher.” Not all of these positions have been eliminated, but I wonder if any readers remember the stability and sense of control that was present while the foot dispatcher was on post?

Bus| November 24, 2015

[Video] TriMet's 'Santa Bob' passes the reins to new bus driver

TriMet's "Santa Bob" delighted riders for nearly 30 years as he maneuvered his sleigh —er— bus through the streets of Hillsboro, Beaverton and Portland. But before this holiday season begins, Santa Bob, a.k.a Bob Foster, will be turning in the reins of his Line 88 bus. Published on Nov 19, 2015

July 9, 2014

How to know when your driver trainees are ready to roll

There should come a time during each new student’s training bus instruction, when instructor-led skill development turns to student demonstration and “Show Time” begins. It is during this time the student must perform for the instructor. I call this a “Show Me” day.

Bus| July 2, 2013

N.J. bus operator goes 30 years without accident

Gerald Cameron, logging an estimated 825,000 miles accident free, touts his mirrors as his 'lifeline.'

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