Topic : safety culture

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First Transit names Perez as VP of safety

Management & Operations| May 22, 2019

Perez has more than 23 years of safety experience in areas such as manufacturing, waste management and food processing.

A Creative Approach to Establishing a Transit System's Safety Culture

| July 25, 2018

Safety must be the top priority of all transportation organizations. Establishing an environment in which everyone — employees and the public — makes safety their first thought before performing any task requires creativity.

May 15, 2018

How Transit Managers Can Stop the Blame Game to Create a Culture of Safety

When a bus is in an accident or experiences a mechanical issue that causes service delays, the incident typically prompts an investigation...

Security and Safety | December 14, 2016

SEPTA joins federal Confidential Close Call Reporting System

Joins Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, Chicago’s Metra, MBTA/Keolis, Long Island Railroad, Metro North, and Pa.’s Strasburg Railroad as carriers that use the system.

November 2, 2016

'Partnering' with employees, customers key to advancing transit's safety culture

A goal of SEPTA’s safety initiatives is to have customers and employees take the messages presented by the authority’s safety personnel back to their homes, their workplaces and communities to help the agency's safety culture evolve and grow.

Security and Safety | May 11, 2016

Foxx warns he could shut down D.C. subway

The Transportation Secretary said Tuesday he seriously considered ordering a shutdown of the entire Washington Metro subway system last week and may still do that if local officials don’t follow Transportation Department safety directives.

Security and Safety | May 3, 2016

NTSB report criticizes D.C. Metro, first-responders, FTA on fatal smoke incident

Officials issued the criticism during a Tuesday meeting to present findings about the probable cause of the incident.

Security and Safety | April 13, 2016

D.C. Metro hires NYCT's Lavin as chief safety officer

In his current role in NYCT’s safety department, Patrick Lavin performs in-depth investigations into rail and bus accidents, including mainline rail incidents such as derailments and collisions.

Management & Operations| March 8, 2016

D.C. Metro chief presents agenda for 'critical change at all levels'

Some of those actions are already underway — including increased police patrols, installing new radio systems and cell phone cabling in tunnels, changes to rail car parts inventory, and the accelerated delivery of 7000-series trains.

January 15, 2015

How to Develop an Extreme Defensive Driving Program

I may be all alone on this one, but I discovered that my kids (who were not allowed to play “shooter” video games) developed a distinct style of driving (and a lot of unsafe habits) while playing their video driving games as pre-teens and young teenagers. In fact, I wound up spending a great deal of my time trying to undo these habits and deep set tendencies while my boys still had their learner's permits.

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