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Report: Hampton Roads Transit operators assaulted 96 times in 32 months

Security and Safety | March 24, 2016

The agency has convinced the area's legislators to sign a letter asking Commonwealth's Attorneys to seek jail time when operators are assaulted.

Cultivating the mindful bus driver

| March 23, 2016

Thinking of the situation in terms of “who should yield” will lead operators to a less aggressive mindset. Once we get our operators to think in terms of “who should yield,” the logical follow up question to ask is “will they yield?” Once operators start looking at situations with a “yield” attitude, it becomes easier to recognize situations, which may result in preventable crashes.

Bus| January 26, 2016

'Off route' Calif. bus driver runs double-decker into bridge

According to the agency transit manager, the driver “got off route” and drove under the bridge, though why is still under investigation. The bus was out-of-service and had no passengers at the time.

University| January 25, 2016

U. of Nebraska-Lincoln policy prohibits electronic device use while driving

New distracted driving policy prohibits drivers from “creating, sending or reviewing text messages or email, accessing the Internet for any purpose, electronic gaming and reading any printed material on an electronic device or in paper form while operating a university motor vehicle.

Security and Safety | January 21, 2016

Seattle man arrested for assaulting King County bus driver

A preliminary investigation found that the suspect was disruptive on the bus, yelling and cursing, while the driver was very professional and politely asked the man to calm down or he would have to get off the bus.

Security and Safety | January 14, 2016

AngelTrax debuts new driver behavior feature for MotoTrax

With instant alerts, advanced scoring algorithms and easy-to-read comparison charts, the Driver Behavior feature delivers critical information in a user-friendly interface.

Security and Safety | December 18, 2015

Houston Metro campaign to fight back against bus operator assaults

The campaign, including signs and posters that say “Respect is Mutual,” follows a 73% increase in assaults on operators this year compared to 2014.

Security and Safety | December 17, 2015

Ohio bus driver robbed, assaulted

Surveillance video obtained by the station shows the suspect snatching the unidentified driver’s purse while exiting the bus. The video later shows the suspect dragging the driver off the bus while she clings to her purse.

Government Issues| December 10, 2015

FMCSA issues Final Rule on Electronic Logging Devices

Will result in an annual net benefit of more than $1 billion — largely by reducing the amount of required industry paperwork. It will also increase the efficiency of roadside law enforcement personnel in reviewing driver records.

Security and Safety | December 3, 2015

Union calls for improved Milwaukee County bus driver safety

A transit security report found that the number of assaults of drivers decreased 62% since 2010 due to the installation of protective shields on buses; however, union officials say many issues often go unreported.

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