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How Bus Operators Can Improve Focus, Concentration with Food Choices

| August 10, 2015

Operating a fixed-route bus in today’s distracted world requires high levels of focus and concentration. The brain must continually sift through loads of information during bus operation to determine what things can be ignored and what things pose a potential threat to our safety and well-being. Once the brain detects a potential hazard or threat, a specific response must occur to keep us from harm’s way. When our brains are forced to sustain this level of effort for long periods of time a great deal of energy is required.

[Photos] U. of Michigan automated car testing site

Mobility| July 21, 2015

Mcity is the world's first full-scale simulated urban environment designed expressly for testing the performance and safety of connected, automated, and autonomous vehicles under controlled and realistic road conditions. It is a 32-acre outdoor laboratory for advanced mobility systems that includes network of roads with intersections, traffic signs and signals, streetlights, building facades, sidewalks and construction obstacles.

Bus| July 9, 2015

Minneapolis Metro bus driver retires with 42 accident-free years

Jerry Olson credits his years of safe driving by making sure he leaves plenty of room for his bus and enough room between him and other vehicles to make decisions in the case of emergencies.

Security and Safety | July 7, 2015

FTA report finds drivers assaults up at D.C. Metro

The authority’s efforts to address the problem have been constrained, the FTA report said, by chronic farebox malfunctions — which can lead to driver-passenger disputes and violence.

Motorcoach| June 26, 2015

Man pleads guilty in 2014 Greyhound bus driver attack

Maquel Morris was arrested in January 2014 after authorities said he got out of his seat and attacked the driver of the Dallas-bound bus and tried to roll the vehicle near Tonopah, about 50 miles from Phoenix.

Management & Operations| June 12, 2015

CTA announces plan to strengthen bus operator training

The changes are in line with the principles of a new safety framework being developed by the FTA, known as the Safety Management System. In November 2014, the FTA chose the CTA as the first transit agency in the nation to assist in the development of SMS.

Rail| June 3, 2015

[Video] Operation Lifesaver's 'See Tracks? Think Train!' PSA

Operation Lifesaver, the national nonprofit rail safety education organization, launches a new video public service announcement  to combat dangerous driver behavior at railroad crossings.

Management & Operations| June 2, 2015

Brooklyn street named for slain N.Y. MTA bus driver

Edwin Thomas was stabbed by Horace Moore, on Dec. 1, 2008, in the chest and torso in front of passengers after trying to use an invalid MetroCard and demanding a transfer.

Security and Safety | January 27, 2015

Brampton Transit to test safety shields for bus operators

The clear portion of the shields being tested on Brampton Transit buses are made of AS-2 certified materials (glass or glass-polycarbonate), which are able to withstand a significant amount of force, and reduce glare and reflectivity.

Bus| December 31, 2014

Seattle driver will not face criminal charges in fatal crash

Prosecutors said there is insufficient evidence to file vehicular-homicide charges against Aleksandr Rukhlin, who drove a Sound Transit bus through a red light and collided with a Ford Escape, killing two people and injuring their son.

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