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Police stop NJ Transit bus after catching fire

Bus| January 5, 2017

The driver, who told police he was recently diagnosed with diabetes and hadn’t eaten all day, was conscious but unresponsive when the bus was stopped. 

BC Transit to rollout camera systems across entire bus fleet

Bus| December 13, 2016

The cost of the camera systems is being funded in part by a $160-million agreement with the federal government, which will also help cover the cost of new GPS bus-tracking technology and other upgrades.

Security and Safety | December 6, 2016

Passengers toss liquid on SEPTA bus driver

The driver was treated by doctors and released without injury. No passengers suffered any injuries and those on board were placed on a following bus. 

Security and Safety | November 17, 2016

WMATA testing tech bands for improved rail worker safety

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

Security and Safety | November 8, 2016

SmartDrive publishes collision operator analysis for transit

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.”

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