Bus drivers and bus station employees are in a critical position to help combat human trafficking. Traffickers recruit victims at bus stops or bus stations and utilize buses in transporting them, either following an initial online recruitment—when they are using a bus to bring their victims to them—or using a bus to take their victims.. read more →

This publication provides information, tips and resources for bus operators assisting passengers with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Operators who are aware of the challenges that individuals with dementia and their caregivers face, are better able to recognize dementia symptoms and ensure a safe trip for all riders. View Report   read more →

While forms of chairs on wheels have been around for centuries, and motorized wheelchairs have been around since the early 1900s, electric wheelchairs were first mass-produced in the 1950s. These mobility aids are also known as power chairs and electric powered wheelchairs (EPWs). Although data are limited, studies (2, 7) have estimated that between 5-23%.. read more →

In the current U.S. climate of on-demand transportation services, the development of transactional data specifications for demand-responsive transportation (DRT)—sometimes referred to as “on-demand services”—will help facilitate interaction between software systems that manage DRT services in the United States. The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program’s TCRP Research Report 210: Development of Transactional Data Specification for Demand-Responsive.. read more →

This report is designed to help transit agencies that have decided to pursue partnerships with one or more TNCs. The report provides information on where, when, and how partnerships between transit agencies and TNCs should be considered and pursued. View Report read more →

The report responds to major concerns of public transportation agencies about the rising demand and costs to provide kidney dialysis trips and about experiences showing these trips require service more specialized than public transportation is designed to provide. View Report Webinar Recording now available read more →

Authors: Leslie Saxon, MD, Rebecca Ebert, and Mona Sobhani, PhD Author affiliations: USC Center for Body Computing, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA Correspondence to: Leslie Saxon saxon@usc.edu Background Transportation barriers in older adults with chronic disease can lead to adverse outcomes like inability to access care and social isolation… read more →

2019 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop Presenter: Ken Thompson, Easterseals Project Action Has the USDOT final rule for reasonable modifications/accommodations to policies, practices and procedures to avoid discrimination been cause for concern at your agency? This session will explore the background for this rule and show how most transit agencies have been making reasonable modifications for.. read more →

2019 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop Presenter: Ken Thompson, Easterseals Project Action Using lifts, ramps, and securement features on public transportation vehicles takes knowledge and practice on the part of operators, customers, and transit managers. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that transit staff be trained to proficiency on the operations of these vehicle features… read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 143: Managing the Transit Scheduling Workforce examines how transit agencies are recruiting, training, developing, and retaining schedulers. In the case where transit agencies use third parties to create schedules, the report also shows how transit systems manage those third parties. The report is designed to assist transit agencies.. read more →