Bus Operator Barrier Design

The objective of this research is to give public transportation agencies practical guidance on designing, procuring, and installing bus operator barriers. The guidance should be based on evaluation criteria and performance measures of effective barrier types, taking into account the following: (1) Prevention of assaults (2) Air quality/HVAC (3) Operator comfort (4) Vision impacts, including glare (5) ADA compliant access (6) Emergency egress The guidance should apply to both retrofit of existing buses and procurement of new buses equipped with appropriate protection for drivers and passengers.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project C-25

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Parker, Stephan

  • Start Date: 20210713
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01741745
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project C-25
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2020 3:04PM