Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Mitigate Bus Collisions

In March 2014, the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) completed a study entitled, “Evaluation of Rear-end Bus Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions.” The study concluded that Florida has a prevalence of rear-ended bus collisions that surpasses Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Region 4, the United States plus Territories, and the six most populous states (California, New York, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Florida). Many transit agencies in Florida have rates of rear-ended collisions that exceed Florida aggregate and the rest of the nation. Based on consultation with transit agencies through the Florida Transit Safety Network (FTSN) and the Florida Operations Network (FON), strategies to reduce rear-ended collisions were found in operator training, collision documentation and reporting, post-collision investigation, risk management, technology, paint schemes and graphics, and motorist awareness campaigns. While the study presented valuable insights from first-time collected data on conditions surrounding rear-ended collisions at LYNX and Broward County Transit, FDOT has requested that the next phase be broadened to examine all of the issues surrounding rear-ended and side impact collisions throughout the state.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Volinski, Joel

  • Principal Investigators:

    Gregg, Rob

  • Start Date: 20140926
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604540
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transit Research
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC22, 71589-00
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2016 8:02AM