Model Transit Bus Safety and Security Research Program

The objective of this project is to develop a Model Transit Bus Safety and Security Program. In response to the growing concerns of the Congress, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the FTA regarding the potential for catastrophic accidents involving bus transit systems, the Office of Safety and Security is examining the state of public transit bus safety. This research project will examine in detail the state of transit bus safety practices in the industry, provide technical assistance, and actively work with the industry to improve bus safety and develop a model transit bus safety program inclusive of the oversight function. Currently, state oversight of transit operations ranges from non-existent to highly perfected safety programs supported by state legislation and administered by state level agencies. Federal regulations and oversight exist for rail fixed guideway transit systems (FTA) and commuter rail operations (Federal Railroad Administration), but there are no overall federal regulations requiring oversight for transit bus safety.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $500000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Jernigan, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Battelle Memorial Institute

      Columbus Laboratories
      Columbus, OH  United States  43201
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wagner, David

    • Start Date: 20020800
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20030900
    • Source Data: RiP Project 9377

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458832
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: OH-26-5004
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:51PM