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Chicago Transit Authority expands DBE, SBE efforts for future projects

Management & Operations| September 4, 2019

Increased efforts are the outgrowth of the successful model CTA created for the 2013 Red Line South Reconstruction Project.

FTA could improve reliability of estimating rail project costs:GAO

Rail| July 24, 2019

For example, the documents did not discuss sensitivity analyses — an assessment of each factor's effect on cost.

Management & Operations| June 12, 2019

Chicago training series to help SBEs, DBEs compete for rail modernization work

The RPM Small Business Educational Series will begin later this month and continue through September.

Mobility| June 10, 2019

JTA CEO Ford receives Eno Thought Leader Award

Many of Ford’s endeavors during his APTA chairmanship center upon what he calls the New Mobility Paradigm.

Management & Operations| December 11, 2018

Public transit sees increase in liability claim severity, study says

Study participants rank third-party liability as top risk facing the transit industry.

July 19, 2016

Key Takeaways on Mass Transit Safety, Risk Management

The RMS occurred last month in Albany, N.Y. and it was a truly remarkable learning experience for those in attendance. The RMS serves as a one-of-a-kind event that brings together transit risk management professionals from all across the country to focus on key topics related to safety, risk management, planning and prevention.

Management & Operations| April 4, 2016

Handling New Hires with Prior Driving Experience

One topic I have heard discussed in some circles is regarding the amount of training to administer to new-hire candidates that bring some past driving experience with transport vehicles (paratransit, shuttle, etc.).

November 23, 2015

Key Steps to Managing Left-Turning Buses and Pedestrian Safety

Bus operators are not blindfolded. Operators are trained and required to identify potential hazards, based on their forward planning skills. With regard to left turns, these so called “blind spots” are really areas behind the left A-pillar/mirror that are “temporarily” obstructed to the operator, not blind to the operator. The key here is for the operators to utilize their observation and forward planning skills to minimize the time that their vision is temporarily obstructed. The pedestrian that regrettably becomes a victim of bus contact should be in the clear view of the operator long before arriving at the location where the contact occurred. Pedestrians are not “coming out of nowhere!"

October 23, 2015

Video Surveillance Technology: Utilizing Data to Advance Transit Safety

Video surveillance technology is a vital component to transit and rail operations as agencies recognize the value such solutions offer. A comprehensive system does more than deliver high quality video and audio recordings. Supporting data and software tools increase the efficiency of agencies’ video management operations, substantiate liability claims and investigations, and promote safety for both passengers and operators alike.

Bus| May 30, 2013

TTC’s plan highlights safety, customer service

Strategic objectives include managing risks, protecting customers, contractors and employees, and minimizing impact on the environment; cultivating an empowered, customer-focused workforce; and effective, efficient asset management that delivers reliable services in a state of good repair.
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