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How technology can improve transit operator retention

Bus| June 25, 2019

Technology can support operator incentive and reward programs, and provide tools and training to make operators’ lives safer and easier.

Data shows health risks associated within transportation workforce

Management & Operations| June 11, 2019

Findings include increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes for drivers.

Government Issues| June 4, 2019

FMCSA seeks input on 18-to-20-year-old interstate commercial drivers

Drivers ages 18-20 may currently only operate CMVs in intrastate commerce.

Management & Operations| May 17, 2019

King County Metro launches first-ever recruitment for full-time transit operators

Since the 1970s, labor agreements required new transit operators start as part-time drivers and then seek promotion to full-time work.

May 14, 2019

Are your instructors cut out for the job of training bus drivers?

The importance of a solid instructional staff should not be taken lightly. A weak, inconsistent instructor will produce a weak, inconsistent student.

March 6, 2019

Labor Concerns Should Not Deter Deployment of AV Bus Tech

Transit agencies don’t need to wait for fully autonomous vehicles to become a reality before they can begin saving money, augmenting safety, and enhancing efficiencies in their bus operations.

December 19, 2018

New Year, New Hopes for the Motorcoach Industry

Hiring and retaining drivers is the greatest challenge facing motorcoach operators, according to 70% of respondents of METRO Magazine's 2019 Motorcoach Survey. The public transit industry is not immune to this issue either.

Rail| November 27, 2018

Report studies rate of musculoskeletal pain in city bus drivers

Bus drivers experience higher levels of MSDs than both the general population and other employees at transit agencies.

Mobility| September 20, 2018

Transportation workers form coalition to stop driverless buses in Ohio

If transportation authorities introduce autonomous vehicles or wages start to fall, the union will organize a strike, according to union chief.

September 19, 2018

Does Automation Mean Mass Unemployment in Mass Transportation?

From telemarketers to fast food workers, automation can either eliminate or bolster a workforce.

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