Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems. Topic SA-36. On-Board Electronic Surveillance Technologies for Buses

In 2001, the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis #38 on Electronic Surveillance Technology on Transit Vehicles was published, but since September 2011, many transit agencies have adopted new technologies that are better and cheaper than the systems used 13 years ago. For the safety and security of passengers and drivers, many transit agencies have installed surveillance systems on buses, not just overseeing/listening in on the interior of a vehicle, but also the exterior of vehicles. What's behind and in front of the vehicle can provide very important transit agency evidence in case of accidents and/or insurance claims. This synthesis study will document the current use of electronic surveillance technology by transit agencies onboard buses. It will identify the new technologies and also list the practical uses (purposes and results) of the systems. This information can help transit agencies answer the question about how surveillance systems can be used to monitor bus driver's performance and help enforce the policy of "no distracted driving" in transit operations and the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA's) Transit Safety Initiatives on Reducing Transit Distraction. I


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $40000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:


  • Principal Investigators:

    Thomson, Barbara

  • Start Date: 20140925
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37589

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543408
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 14 2014 1:01AM