High Quality Simulation Training

Training for equipment operators and transit bus drivers is generally done on the job. Some agencies have begun using simulation training to teach new employees, as well as to train existing employees on new technology, for various types of equipment and buses. Simulation training is already used in aviation, marine transportation, and other industries. Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to begin looking at the use of simulators and virtual technology to train maintenance and transit staff by doing a synthesis research study. Maintenance simulation would initially focus on mowing because of the risk of turnover and training needed for new personnel to operate in the right-of-way. Transit simulation would focus on buses.


    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Mississippi Department of Transportation

      401 North West Street, P.O. Box 1850
      Jackson, MS  United States  39215-1850
    • Performing Organizations:

      Mississippi State University, Mississippi State

      2 Research Boulevard
      Mississippi State, MS    39759
    • Principal Investigators:

      Carruth, Daniel

    • Start Date: 20180214
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: State Study 279

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01667581
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mississippi Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 27 2018 3:13PM