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WMATA testing tech bands for improved rail worker safety

Security and Safety | November 17, 2016

In addition to the new technology, WMATA is also retraining operators and track workers to prevent what could be a deadly accident.

SmartDrive publishes collision operator analysis for transit

Security and Safety | November 8, 2016

The SmartDrive Collision Snapshot for transit illuminates key observations that distinguish collision operators (those involved in at least one collision during the 12-month analysis period) from non-collision operators.

Security and Safety | September 26, 2016

NY MTA bus drivers have reported nearly 1,000 threats this year

Drivers and union officials said an untold number of incidents never get reported. Last year, MTA bus drivers filed 1,466 reports of threats and harassment.

September 16, 2016

Bus Collisions and the Fully-Equipped 'Medicine Cabinet'

Diagnose, Prescribe & Follow-Up, are the usual doctor’s actions that are utilized when visiting the doctor’s office for whatever is ailing us. This formula should also apply within your training department with regard to the ailment of Bus Collisions.

Bus| August 19, 2016

2 NJ Transit buses crash, killing driver, injuring 18

One bus struck the other in a T-bone crash at the intersection of Raymond Boulevard and Broad Street just after 6:05 a.m., NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith said.

Government Issues| August 16, 2016

Feds make $7M available for innovations to improve public transit

FTA is looking for state-of-the-art safety solutions, including automated warning systems that help bus operators avoid collisions, detect obstructions in their path or vehicle design improvements to reduce bus operator blind spots.

August 9, 2016

Zen and the Art of Bus Driving

If we encourage our operators to treat operating a bus as a shift-long Zen moment, we may be able to reduce preventable crashes by a significant amount. The “Zen Operator,” who drives precisely at all times, is also less stressed. The Zen Operator flows through difficult, tight situations easily and their body language and vibe give passengers a sense of confidence. The operator whose passengers have a white-knuckle death grip on the back of the seat in front of them is not practicing “Zen Bus Operation.”

July 27, 2016

5 Tips for Keeping Bus Operators Safe

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?"

Bus| July 18, 2016

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

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 | June 13, 2016

FTA announces National Online Dialogue on transit worker assaults

The online dialogue will provide public transportation stakeholders and others an opportunity to help identify risks and impediments to a safe workplace and possible solutions to these assaults.

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