Fatigue Management Workshops

The objective of this project is to support the National Transit Institute effort to provide fatigue awareness training for the transit industry regarding drowsy driving and operator fatigue issues. The National Transit Institute will conduct a series of nine regional workshops on fatigue awareness for transit operators. The highlight of the workshops is the National Rollout of TCRP Report 81: Toolbox for Transit Operator Fatigue, developed under the FTA Transit Cooperative Research Program. The Toolbox includes a "how to" component on the design, implementation, and evaluation of fatigue-mitigation plans. The fatigue-mitigation plans may be used by senior managers, operations managers, safety officials, medical personnel, risk managers, human resource personnel, policymakers, and legal advisers. In 1995, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) identified fatigue as a primary cause of a New York City Transit fatal accident on the Williamsburg Bridge. As a result, the NTSB recommended and Congress directed the FTA to conduct a continuing training program in fatigue awareness for transit operators.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This is a Congressionally Directed Project.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Bellet, Vicki

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    National Transit Institute
    120 Albany Street
    News Brunswick, NJ  USA  08901-2163
  • Principal Investigators:

    Haider, Renee

  • Start Date: 20021000
  • Actual Completion Date: 20030900
  • Source Data: RiP Project 9376

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01458833
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: NJ-26-5001
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:51PM